Ways to Give to Support Adults & Children with Developmental and Intellectual Disabilities

More than 200 Colorado children and adults with developmental disabilities rely on the HighPointe programs and services made possible by your donations. Some of the people with developmental disabilities in HighPointe’s care require intensive levels of support for their daily needs. Others use HighPointe programs like HighPointe Enterprises to kick start their careers. With your donations, you can make a difference in the life of a person with developmental disabilities in Colorado.

Donate Now

There are a number of ways you can help a person with developmental disabilities in Colorado achieve great things by choosing to donate now to HighPointe programs.


Online Donations

Make an online donation to HighPointe to support children and adults with developmental disabilities in Colorado. Limited funding from the State of Colorado and the federal government make your donations more critical. As a donor, your donation supports the exceptional care at the HighPointe Center for individuals with disabilities and community services throughout Colorado. From making a client’s day more comfortable to providing vocational training to people with developmental disabilities who want to work, your donations truly make a difference. Click here to make an online donation.


Cash Donations

You can mail a donation in support of individuals with developmental disabilities to HighPointe at the address below:

HighPointe Services
7323 S. Alton Way, Unit A
Centennial, CO 80112


Underwrite Staff and Client Funds

HighPointe manages two important funds that provide targeted support for staff and clients; the Foundation Fund and the Austin Ziel Scholarship Fund.


Foundation Fund

The HighPointe Services Foundation Fund raises unrestricted dollars from individuals, corporations, and foundations to bridge the gap between Medicaid and the real cost of care for people with disabilities. The annual fund must raise approximately 10 percent of the current operating budget to maintain the level of quality enrichment, education, and recreation programs.

Donations to the HighPointe Services Foundation Fund are vital to the future of HighPointe and the people we serve as they allow us to use your gift wherever the current need is greatest. This provides the ability to address immediate priorities and to bring direct benefits to children and adults in our care.


Austin Ziel Scholarship Fund

The Austin Ziel Scholarship Fund was established in honor of Austin, the inspiration for HighPointe Services, who passed away in 2014. Whereas the Foundation Fund support general programming, the Austin Ziel Scholarship Fund supports clients. The fund raises unrestricted dollars from individuals, corporations, and foundations to bridge the gap between Medicaid and the real cost of care for people with disabilities.

Donations to the Austin Ziel Scholarship Fund are vital to the future of HighPointe and the people we serve. Your donation allows us to use your gift wherever the client need is the greatest and provides HighPointe the ability to address immediate priorities and to bring direct benefits to the children and adults in our care.


Legacy Donations

Make a lasting impact on the life of a person with developmental disabilities in Colorado by making a legacy donation. There are many types of gifts you can give to HighPointe, each with its own benefit to the donor. Some of the most common forms of legacy donations include bequests, charitable gift annuities and charitable trusts. These donations can be funded with an appreciated asset, such as stocks/bonds, retirement assets, cash and insurance.


Employer Matching Gifts

Your donation can be increased or even doubled in two easy steps. Many employers will match an employee’s charitable donation, in many cases, dollar for dollar.

Contact your human resources office to learn if your company is eligible. HighPointe is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, an important qualification for many matching gift programs. If your company does match employee gifts, obtain the matching gift form from your employer and return the completed application to HighPointe. HighPointe accepts the following types of matching gifts:

  • Cash Donations
  • Auction Items – Purchases (in excess of fair-market value)
  • Volunteer Hours

Please contact your company’s human resources department for your matching gift program guidelines.

The employer matching gift program can boost employee morale and build corporate image. Participating companies gain an opportunity to benefit children and adults with developmental disabilities.


Gifts in Kind

Gifts of equipment, supplies, or other personal property are greatly appreciated. Upon receipt, HighPointe may hold, use or sell the property and use the proceeds for our programs and services. You receive an immediate income tax deduction for the gift’s appraised value and pay no capital gains tax, provided that the donation meets the related use requirements of the Internal Revenue Service.