Support Wildlife with your tax reFUND

There are two major ways you can support wildlife with your tax refund.  By donating all, or a portion of your refund, you can aid the efforts of wildlife rehab centers that protect and preserve this state’s precious wildlife.

Option 1: ReFUND Colorado

You can choose to donate directly to Greenwood with the Voluntary Contributions Schedule form in your tax documents. On line 19, you will write in “Greenwood Wildlife Rehabilitation Center” along with our ID number, “20033002513“.

Your contributions to Greenwood could be used for medicine, vaccines, food, and enrichment for wild animals that came to our center. Every year, we receive thousands of critters in need. These funds are essential to the work we do.

For example, every spring and again in the fall, Greenwood takes in hundreds of orphaned squirrels. While we encourage the public to reunite orphans with their mothers, sometimes mama squirrel doesn’t return. In that case, Greenwood is here to help. We buy formula, tissues, nuts, medicine, and more for these babies in just the first few months of the year. All the while, we are wrapping wings for injured birds or treating a fox with mange. These are the services Greenwood provides for wildlife.

Option 2: Tax Check Off

You can also use the Voluntary Contributions Schedule to donate a portion of your refund to the “Colorado Nongame Conservation and Wildlife Restoration Cash Fund”. Write in the amount you would like to donate to the fund in the box to the right.

The 104CH form that comes with the same tax forms you get every year. Circled in red is where you write in the amount you would like to donate to nongame species of Colorado.

This pool of funds is utilized by small rehab centers or wildlife rehabilitators that often take money out of their own pockets to ensure orphaned and injured wildlife get the care they need.

Since Greenwood is a well established nonprofit with multiple funding sources, we have opted out of receiving these grants. As treasurer and grant committee member, our Executive Director Linda Tyler plays a pivotal role in decisions about the disbursement of these funds. We hope that, by bringing attention to the simplicity of voluntary contributions to nongame wildlife, more grants will be made to these rehab centers.

We hope you utilize either one (or both) of these giving tools to help wildlife, and THANK YOU!

Greenwood Wildlife Rehabilitation Center in Lyons, CO; Oct 13, 2019 ; © Ken Forman

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