A Message from Paul Ford

Heart & Hand Board Chair

Together, with Heart & Hand, we are working to create a nurturing community that empowers young people to realize their full potential. Your financial support of Heart & Hand is critical to our continued success, and we rely on your leadership giving to inspire our community and support the students and families we serve.

For nearly ten years, Heart & Hand has been a stable resource for families in Northeast Denver, and it is my hope that you will continue to engage with this outstanding organization. Debbie and I thank you for your generosity and leadership and invite you to join us as we watch our students rise to their full potential.

Thank you for your support! 

Paul & Debbie

Paul and Heart & Hand middle school students

Every donation to Heart & Hand is eligible for the Colorado Child Care Contribution Tax Credit.

Scroll down to see the after tax cost of your gift to Heart & Hand.

Colorado Child Care Contribution Credit

A Colorado State income tax credit is available to supporters of Heart & Hand Center who reside in Colorado and file Colorado state taxes. Through this credit donors may qualify for a 50% state income tax credit in addition to the regular state and federal income tax deductions. The purpose of the Colorado Child Care Contribution Credit (CCCC) is to promote childcare activities statewide.

Both corporate and individual donors may benefit.  Any taxpayer that makes a cash contribution to Heart & Hand Center may claim an income tax credit of 50% of the total contribution.

For illustrative purposes only.  Please consult your tax advisor for information about your specific situation, including recent changes to tax legislation. The Tax I.D. for Heart & Hand is: 45-4251869


  • Donors may not receive any goods or services in return for their contribution

  • No in-kind or stock contributions qualify for the credit

  • Contributions may be made through December 31, 2019

  • The credit shall not exceed $100,000 per year

  • The credit allowed shall not exceed the tax liability for the year. 

  • Any excess credits may be carried forward for up to five years

  • Donors should contact their tax advisors for advice about how the credit affects their tax picture. 

  • Information on this website is not tax advice.

Heart & Hand will provide donors with Form DR 1317, certifying the child care contribution.  This form must be attached to a paper income tax return that claims the child care contribution credit, or supplied to the Department of Revenue upon request if the income tax return is filed electronically.

The Heart & Hand Center is a 501(c)(3) organization - By creating a nurturing community, Heart & Hand empowers all young people to realize their potential.


2736 Welton St. #204  |  Denver, CO 80205 

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