How to Help

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed it’s the only thing that ever has.” —Margaret Mead


We rely on the generosity of hundreds of individuals, companies, foundations, and volunteers to meet our critical mission of elevating the quality of early childhood education in Colorado.


Each year we raise approximately 52 percent of our overall budget from donated revenue including grants, individual donations, and fundraising events. The research is clear, for every dollar invested in building a stronger early childhood education system, the return on investment is $9 in saved costs for remediation, in the juvenile justice system, and other social services. Please donate now.

To learn more about planned giving, bequests, and non-cash asset contributions, please contact the Development Team at

Qualistar Colorado’s Tax ID # is 84-0685056

Fundraising Events

We had a very successful 2017 Elevate to Educate Gala at the History Colorado Center. We enjoyed an evening filled with excellent food, libations, lively entertainment and the opportunity to hear from key innovators in the early childhood education landscape.


Learn more

To inquire about sponsorship opportunities for the 2018 Gala, please contact the Development team at


Child Care Tax Credit

The Colorado Child Care Contribution Credit was established to encourage greater private support of Colorado early childhood education programs. Monetary contributions to us qualify for this tax credit, which means you may be able to decrease the after-tax cost of your gift by more than 50 percent.

This credit is in addition to the regular state and federal income tax deductions. In-kind contributions of property (non-monetary donations) do not qualify for the credit.

Since we specialize in elevating the quality of early childhood education across the state of Colorado, we are not tax advisors; please consult with your tax adviser to determine how the credit will affect you personally.


Volunteering can change lives. We have many opportunities for you to get involved. Please email us with your interest at


We are always looking for creative and passionate individuals to help us plan our annual fundraising gala, Elevate to Educate. Gala committee members are responsible for assisting with décor, soliciting sponsorships and auction items, day-of set up and tear-down, and selling tickets to their professional and personal networks.


Support us by planning an event and having all, or a portion of, the proceeds go to our organization. There are so many creative options to consider such as organizing a jeans days at work, creating a Colfax Marathon team, or hosting a benefit happy hour. We would love to talk to you about planning an event.