Giving to Colorado charities rose in 2017, says state report – Denver Business Journal

Colorado-based charities received $4.715 billion in donations in 2017, Colorado Secretary of State Wayne Williams reported today.

That’s up 10 percent from the $4.285 billion total Williams reported for 2016 and also topped 2015’s total of $4.239 billion.

The 2017 donations went to 6,948 locally-based charities, up from 6,736 in 2016 and 6,471 in 2015, a report from Williams’s office said.

The report draws on filings from charitable organizations as well as paid solicitors and professional fundraising consultants registered to solicit contributions in Colorado. Those filings are required under the Colorado Charitable Solicitations Act.

All told, 11,113 charities registered to solicit funds in Colorado — including those based out of state — reported $93 billion in 2017 donations from the state, up from $85.4 billion in 2016, Williams’ report says.

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