Week Of Giving: Nov 29 – Dec 6

DoublING the Impact of your Investment

We have great news! We have donors, including current and former trustees who feel that supporting the youth we send to camp is more important than ever. They are willing to match your donation dollar for dollar up to $45,000!

Our campers are so grateful for the opportunity to go to camp every summer. Your overwhelming generosity during this Week of Giving and throughout the year allows us to give the gift of camp and change kids’ lives for the better. Click below to hear why Cameron is thankful for your support.

A passion to provide the camp experience to youth with high potential regardless of economic circumstances lies at the heart of our mission. The enduring benefits of extended-stay, outdoor summer camps that promote youth development for today’s underserved youth are more critical than ever in promoting productive citizens and lifelong success. Support underserved youth, and help them achieve a successful future by developing essential career and life skills through the summer camp program.


Give now on our secure donation page


Donations can also be mailed to our office:

John Austin Cheley Foundation, 1420 N. Ogden St., Suite 102, Denver CO 80218

The John Austin Cheley Foundation is a qualified charitable corporation under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Service. Gifts to the Foundation qualify for deductions for income and estate tax purposes.

Different Ways To Support Our Cause:

Cash Gifts

Cash gifts can be made via our secure donation page by submitting credit card or checking/savings account information (EFT).

Checks made payable to ‘John Austin Cheley Foundation‘ can be mailed to:

John Austin Cheley Foundation
1420 N. Ogden St. Suite 102
Denver, CO 80218

Stock Gifts

Giving stock through electronic transfer is the easiest method when a donor maintains holdings in a brokerage account. The Depository Trust Company, or DTC, is the clearinghouse for electronic security transfers. Each brokerage firm has a specific DTC number. When you wish to make a gift of stock, please provide the following information to the transferring broker:

Account Name: John Austin Cheley Foundation

Account Number: 4760-6054

DTC Number: 0164, Code 40

Clearing Broker: Charles Schwab & Company

Reference: {Donor’s Name}

Please alert the Foundation’s Development Director before the transfer so that we can make arrangements with the broker to receive the stock. The Foundation cannot sell an unidentified security. At the same time, please indicate the purpose of the contribution, such as an annual gift, a memorial gift, a pledge payment, or funds for a planned gift. Stock Certificates and Stock Powers: If you send a stock certificate that is in your name, a letter of intent must be included. Under separate cover, please send a signed stock power. The Foundation does not recommend sending signed certificates. Stock powers are available from the Foundation’s Executive Director or from your broker. On the stock power, your signature is the only item that is needed. If the certificate is in the Foundation’s name, no stock power is needed. The process for re-registering stock certificates (transferring the certificate into the Foundation’s name) can take from two to four weeks.

Stock Certificates should be mailed to:

John Austin Cheley Foundation
1420 N. Ogden St.
Suite 102

Denver, CO 80218

Certificates that have been re-registered to the John Austin Cheley Foundation should include a letter identifying the donor and the purpose of the gift. Please feel free to email the Development Director with any questions or if you would like to transfer mutual fund shares.

Planned Giving

Planned gifts, such as bequests or charitable trusts, are an advantageous way to provide for a future gift to the John Austin Cheley Foundation. You can pay forward the power of the camp experience now and provide for yourself at the same time.

Planned giving involves providing for a future gift through your financial and estate plans. You can make a gift that costs you nothing during your lifetime, a gift that gives you guaranteed income for life, or a gift that protects your assets. You can designate your gift as an annual contribution or establish an endowed campership, depending on the value of the contribution.

What Options are available to me?

Estate Planning:

Flexible Giving and Your Will

Estate Planning

Income Gifts:

Charitable Gift Annuities

Charitable Remainder Trusts

Retirement Planning:

Retirement Plan Assets

Retirement Planning and Charitable Giving

Other Gifts:

Making A Difference

Real Estate

Revocable Gifts

Gifts Of Stock

Memorial and Honorary Gifts

These unique gifts are in memory of or in honor of family and/or camp friends. We recognize these names in the Annual Report. We will also send a notecard to honorees or persons designated by you informing them of your contribution.


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Workplace Giving

You can double your donations with matching gifts. Check with your Human Resources Department, as many companies match their employees’ charitable gifts. It’s a great way to make your contribution dollars go further.

Donor Advised Funds

A donor-advised fund (DAF) is a type of giving program that allows you to combine the most favorable tax benefits with the flexibility to easily support your favorite charities. An increasingly popular charitable vehicle, DAFs are an excellent way to both simplify your charitable giving and facilitate your strategic philanthropic goals.

How does it work?

– Establish your DAF by making an irrevocable, tax-deductible donation to a public charity that sponsors a DAF program

– Advise the investment allocation of the donated assets (any investment growth is tax-free)

– Recommend grants to qualified public charities of your choice

What are the main advantages of a donor-advised fund?

Simplicity – The DAF sponsor handles all record-keeping, disbursements, and tax receipts.

Flexibility – Timing of your tax deduction can be separate from your charitable decision making.

Tax-efficiency – Contributions are tax-deductible and any investment growth in the DAF is tax-free. It is also easy to donate long-term appreciated securities, eliminating capital gains taxes and allowing you to support multiple charities from one block of stock.

Family legacy – A DAF is a powerful way to build or continue a tradition of family philanthropy.

No start-up costs – There is no cost to establish a donor-advised fund. However, there are often minimum initial charitable contributions to establish the DAF (typically $5,000 or more).

No transaction fees – Once approved, 100% of your recommended grant goes to your qualified public charity of choice.

Privacy if desired – Donors may choose to remain anonymous to the grant recipient.

Click here to make a DAF donation.


For Professional Advisors

If you are working with a professional advisor or advising a donor, this guide may assist you with creating a charitable estate plan.

The information on this website is not intended as legal or tax advice. For such advice, please consult an attorney or tax advisor. Figures cited in any examples are for illustrative purposes only. References to tax rates include federal taxes only and are subject to change. State law may further impact your individual results.