The Colorado Springs Conservatory is an El Paso County Enterprise Zone project. This means that your contribution in the amount of $250 or more makes you eligible for a state income tax credit equal to 25% of your donation. Combined with federal charitable income tax deductions, your gift to the Conservatory can result in substantial tax savings. Here’s how it works:

ENTERPRISE ZONE SAVINGS EXAMPLE

Hypothetical Donation Amount
Est. Federal tax savings
Est. State tax savings
State Enterprise Zone tax credit

Total tax savings
Net cost of contribution

With Tax Credit
$1,000
$350
$46
$250

$646
$354

Without Tax Credit
$1,000
$350
$46
$0

$396
$604

Enterprise Zone donations must be made by check – no credit cards. Your donation is tax deductible to the full extent allowed by law. Please check with your tax advisor to verify you are receiving the appropriate tax credit allowed. For questions or more information, contact Denise Schall at dschall@csconservatory.org. 719.577.4556