Jefferson County Charity & Non Profit

Find Jefferson County Colorado charities and nonprofits. Charities and nonprofits provide information on charitable donations, jobs, volunteering, and events.


Peacejam Foundation 11200 Ralston Road Arvada CO 80004 303-455-2099


Pta Parent Teacher Association 7859 West 38th Avenue Wheat Ridge CO 80033 303-420-7820

Redistribution Center 12681 West 49th Avenue Wheat Ridge CO 80033 303-431-0904

Rural Community Assistance 4251 Kipling Street Wheat Ridge CO 80033 303-455-7882

William B ORourke Foundation 7903 Ralston Road Arvada CO 80002 303-471-7379

About Jefferson County Charities & Non-Profits

Jefferson County Charities are not-for-profit organizations that have a philanthropic goal in Jefferson County, CO. The mission of a Jefferson County Charity is to benefit the general public through its work, which is often educational, religious, or organized around public interest activities. Charities can include Jefferson County churches, educational organizations, hospitals or medical research organizations, or organizations tied to public universities.

You may contact Non-Profit Charitable organizations for questions about:
  • Jefferson County nonprofit organizations
  • Making donations and volunteering
  • Jefferson County 501(c)3 tax exempt organizations
  • Donation and contribution tax deductions
  • Jefferson County Charity ratings and rankings
Types of Jefferson County Charities

There are many types of Jefferson County Charities that focus on benefiting society and the general public. Some Charities are structured to help animals, either through supporting animal welfare, wildlife conservation, or in zoos and aquariums. Other Jefferson County charitable organizations prioritize environmental causes or health issues such as medical research, public health risks, or treating the sick and disabled. Jefferson County nonprofits can also have educational missions, including serving as educational institutions or supporting students through funding.

International NGOs, or non-governmental organizations, are typically classified as Charities. They are organized around providing international development aid, disaster relief and humanitarian aid, or human rights advocacy and aid for children. Another major category of Charities in Jefferson County, Colorado is organized around arts and culture, such as museums and art galleries, performing arts organizations, libraries, and public broadcasting organizations. These Jefferson County nonprofits preserve artistic and cultural heritage and also serve an educational mission.

Fundraising Programs

Jefferson County nonprofits have fundraising programs and receive contributions from many different sources. Funding can come from the general public, the Jefferson County government, private corporations and foundations, or other Charities. At least a third of a Charity's financial support must come from the general public. This funding is used by the Charity to advance its goals. Charities can also raise money through events, product or membership sales, or grants. Jefferson County grants can come from the government, foundations, or individuals, and they typically require an application process.

501(c)3 Tax Exemption

Charities are exempt from paying certain taxes because of the contributions they make to the public. As Non-Profit organizations, Charities in Colorado do not declare a profit and instead use their revenue and fundraising to run the Charity and benefit the public interest. Legally, Charities can be organized in a number of ways to maintain their tax-exempt status. Contributions made to certain Charities, known as Jefferson County 501(c)(3) groups, are tax-deductible for the donors, while other Charities are exempt from taxes but donations are still taxed.