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About Donating

The Foundation provides many types of support for its senior living residents, including rent subsidy, wellness program funding, purchasing equipment for residents with impaired vision and hearing, and furnishing common areas in Golden West.

Your generous tax-deductible donation can go to the General Assistance Fund, to be used at the discretion of the Foundation for areas of greatest need, or to the fund of your choice.

Donate today and help the Golden West Foundation serve Boulder seniors — now and in the future. Call 303-939-0898 to learn more.

Donating to Golden West - Nonprofit Senior Living

Funds Supported by the Foundation

With a history of success also comes an aging infrastructure in need of significant maintenance. This fund provides for repair and improvements such as elevator modernization, upgraded mechanical systems, window and carpet replacement, and more. This fund helps ensure ongoing upkeep to maintain a safe and attractive facility in good working order.

This fund provides scholarships for residents who cannot afford the membership fee to the Wellness Center, an in-house fitness center supervised by an exercise physiologist, and supports personal needs such as hearing equipment, eyeglasses and walkers.

The Foundation provides 15-17 scholarships to the Wellness Center per month. $60 pays for one scholarship for one month, and $720 pays for one scholarship for one year. At least three residents, per year, receive personal needs subsidies.

This fund helps to fund health, personal, and supportive services for Golden West residents, so they can participate in activities of daily living.
The Rental Assistance Fund helps cover the gap between inadequate Medicaid reimbursement rates and the cost of providing housing and services to Golden West residents on Medicaid. The cost to the Golden West Foundation to subsidize one year’s rent for a Medicaid-eligible resident is approximately $20,490.

Ways to Give

  • Cash
  • Charitable Gift Annuities
  • Wills and Bequests
  • Life Insurance
  • Closely Held Securities

  • Real Estate
  • Charitable Remainder Trusts
  • Tangible Personal Property
  • Publicly held Securities

Donation FAQ

What is Planned Giving?2019-01-09T09:36:33-07:00

Planned Giving (also known as “Gift Planning”) is a way of giving to charitable causes and institutions like our senior living community through financial estate, and tax planning.

How can Planned Giving benefit me?2019-01-09T09:37:27-07:00

Planned gifts often are designed to increase a donor’s income, provide for successive heirs, reduce taxes, better utilize a highly appreciated asset, or some combination. Also, planned gifts are often among the largest contributions an individual will make to a charity. With the right planning you can make a gift that provides for you, your heirs and future generations of seniors in the Boulder Community all at the same time.

Do I need an attorney or financial advisor to make a planned gift?2019-01-09T09:39:07-07:00

We recommended that you consult with qualified advisors such as a Certified Financial Planner and/or an attorney who specializes in estate planning when you are considering making a planned gift. Our planned giving office can also offer you additional information regarding a planned gift that best meets your objectives.

What kinds of assets can I use to make a planned gift?2019-01-09T09:42:29-07:00

Nearly any asset can be used to make a planned gift including:

  • Stocks, bonds, and mutual funds
  • Real estate
  • Life insurance
  • IRAs or qualified retirement plans

You can make the gift while you are alive or through your will or testamentary trust. The asset you use and the way you make the gift depend on your goals and needs.

Do I receive a tax deduction for my planned gift?2019-01-09T09:43:20-07:00

Planned gifts can produce immediate income tax deductions as well as reductions in capital gains, inheritance and estate taxes. It all depends on what giving technique you select and the type of assets you will use to fund your gift. In any case, there can be some complications in good tax planning, and it is important that you take the right steps to maximize your deductions. You should consult with a tax advisor to avoid pitfalls and reap the opportunities.

Can I get lifetime income from a planned gift?2019-01-09T09:44:43-07:00

You have the option of making a gift that returns income to you, your spouse, or other individuals, with a charitable gift annuity or a charitable remainder trust. Golden West Foundation offers charitable gift annuities and we can help assist with the creation of charitable remainder trusts.

How can I make a planned gift without any cost to me now?2019-01-09T09:45:33-07:00

You can provide a bequest for Golden West Foundation in your will or living trust. Naming Golden West Foundation as a full or partial beneficiary of your life insurance policy, IRA or retirement plan is easy because all it requires is filling out a “change of beneficiary form” which can be provided by your insurance or plan administrator.

How can I learn more?2019-01-09T09:47:11-07:00

If you have questions about Golden West Foundation or how you can support us, please contact John Torres at or at 303.939.0897.

Donate by Mail

To send a donation by mail, please print and fill out this contribution form and send it to Golden West at:

Golden West Foundation
1055 Adams Circle
Boulder, CO 80303

Planning for Giving

For help with your planning for giving, please contact a member of the Financial Planning Association.

And consider contacting a local attorney.

Help us to continue serving Boulder seniors

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