Donate to BLUFF LAKE today!


As a small nonprofit, we rely on your donation! Nearly one third of our annual operating budget comes from individual and corporate donations. Thank you for helping us maintain Bluff Lake as one of Denver’s premier nature centers!


Keeps Bluff Lake free and open 365 days a year

Protects Bluff Lake’s diverse native habitats

Supports education programs and events

Bluff Lake Friends – Donors who give $1-499

Bluff Lake Protectors – Donors who give $500-$999

Bluff Lake Benefactors – Donors who give $1,000-$2,499

Bluff Lake Guardians – Donors who give $2,500+

See our 2020 major donors listed below!



Special Opportunities

Invitation to Annual Wine and Cheese on the Bluff

Advance Registration for Bluff Lake Summer Camp

Recognition in our Annual Impact Report (Bluff Lake Protectors, Benefactors, and Guardians)

Tax Credits

Thanks to the Enterprise Zone Tax Credits, Colorado taxpayers may earn a 25% state income tax credit on any donation over $100.

For a $1,000 donation, you get a $250 tax credit!

Please note: the State limits the number of credits available to each participating organization each calendar year. Once the limit is met, additional credits will not be issued until the next calendar year.

Due to state regulations, donations made through a Donor Advised Fund do not qualify.

Please consult with your professional tax adviser to be sure the Enterprise Zone tax credit program will be of benefit to your specific tax situation.


YOUR IMPACT: Helping to secure Bluff Lake’s future…

Thanks to our supporters, the past few years has been transformational for Bluff Lake Nature Center and our mission. Here are some highlights from 2020:

  • 84,351+ General Visitors (a 46.7% increase form 2019!)
  • 10,000+ Program Participants
  • 172 Volunteers providing 1,300+ Hours of work
  • 6,550 students participated in virtual and in person programs, over 80% of these students were from Title 1 schools and came for FREE.
  • 30+ Virtual Field Trips
  • 302 campers participated in summer camp and 21 middle school students gained valuable experience as Junior Counselors! Thanks to donors and grants we were also able to award 42 full or partial scholarships totaling over $7,500, helping us achieve our mission of making the outdoors accessible.
  • 785 people at Boo on the Bluff
  • 3 Eagle Scout projects including a new firepit, info kiosk, pergola, benches, and 100+ trees painted and protected from beavers
  • 300 trees surveyed by CSU students
  • 8 week paid site internship

Please join us as we enter a major new phase of energetic community engagement and profound land management successes. If you’d like more information about supporting Bluff Lake, please contact Executive Director Rachel Crouch at


  • Make a single or recurring donation through our partners at– just click the button above!
  • Make your check payable to Bluff Lake Nature Center, and mail it to:

Bluff Lake Nature Center
4760 Oakland St., Suite 200
Denver, CO 80239.

  • Use or Amazon Smile when you search and shop online.
  • Contribute some or all of your state tax refund to directly support Bluff Lake through ReFUND CO. Use our registration number 20023005562.
  • Connect your King Soopers Card to Bluff Lake and donate every time you make a purchase!
  • Add BLNC to your will, as part of your intentional planned giving. Contact Rachel Crouch, Executive Director, at or 303-506-4168 for more information about making gifts through estates, wills, trusts or insurance.
  • Donate your unwanted vehicle to BLNC through Cars Helping Charities.

GuideStar 2019 Seal of Transparency



(updated 1/22/2021)

Bluff Lake Guardians – Donors who give $2,500+

David and Jody Smith
Hillary and Aron Dobos
Harold and Susan Skramstad
Jonathan and Mollie Fitzpatrick
Peter and Terri Konrad
George and Katherine Ho

Bluff Lake Benefactors – Donors who give $1,000-2,499

Susie Crane and Gary Prado
Allie Wells
Mary Downs
Kevin Fitzpatrick
Eleanor and Bill Revelle
Steve and Jackie Norris
Dave and Kourtney Santucci
Jared and Laura Luner

Bluff Lake Protectors – Donors who give $500-$999

Tom Gougeon
Jennifer Thurston
Lisa Pera
Mary Ray
Linda Brown
David Greher
Chris Story
Jason and Gillian Bidgood
Erika Walker and Don Weinshenker
Beth Denker
Paula Cushing
Jennifer and Billy Rodgers
Barry and Donna Levene
Daniel S. Lyons
Tania Zeigler and Kenneth Ho
Arminda and Hunter Milligan
James Smith



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Helpful Items to Donate

Nature Magazines

Paper Towel Tubes



Trash pickers

Trash bags

Duct tape

Paint (lead free)

Rocks (medium/large to define trail borders)

Rocks (very small for use on trail)

General art/school/offices supplies