“Without ELK's work with thousands of children each year, our community would be a poorer place. I like knowing I am a part of this organization through my personal support.”

- Joe Mauro, donor

ELK depends on the support of donors who are also passionate about science, leadership, outdoor experiences, and learning.

Please help us fulfill our mission. Whether large or small, we appreciate your donation.

Click HERE to become a monthly donor and a member of ELK's Family Tree!

To make a donation via a mobile device, click HERE.

Or, mail donations to:

Environmental Learning for Kids
P.O. Box 21679
Denver, CO 80221

Contact Christina Hoffman, 303-291-7503, with questions or to make a donation by phone.

*Click here for more information on Enterprise Zone tax credits.

Workplace Giving

ELK is proud to be a part of Community Shares of Colorado. Community Shares can help you give to ELK a little at a time by allowing you to give small contributions through your paycheck. Does your workplace participate in workplace giving? If so, please designate ELK as your recipient!

  • Community Shares of Colorado - #5144
  • CCC (Colorado Combined Campaign) - #5120
  • DECC (Denver Employees Combined Campaign) - #5121
  • United Way or other campaigns – write in “Environmental Learning for Kids” and our address: P.O. Box 21679 Denver, CO 80221

We extend a special thanks to our friends, sponsors, donors and families that support us. Download our 2012 annual report.

Click here for our 2012 IRS Form 990.

Non-Cash Donations

In-kind gifts, or non-cash gifts are critical to the administration of Environmental Learning for Kids (ELK’s) programs. The generosity of our donors who provide new and gently used educational materials and other program supplies needed, help us ensure that youth continue to receive quality science education programs, outdoor experiences, and the opportunity to succeed. Although new items are always accepted, there are some limitations on “gently used” items, such as clothing and camping equipment.

Please call Kristina at 720-422-0634 with any questions.

The items listed below are needed for ELK’s year-round intensive programs and in-school/after-school programs.

Outdoor Clothing for Youth Ages 8-18

  • Winter coats
  • Gloves
  • Snow pants

Camping Equipment

  • Tents
  • Coolers

Vehicle Donations

ELK is now accepting vehicle donations! You benefit by being able to reduce your taxable income when taxes are itemized. Plus you avoid the costs associated with selling your car. No need to pay for advertising, no loss of privacy and possible security risk, and no need to pay for vehicle registration, insurance, and repairs to keep your car in running condition while you wait for a buyer. Click here to donate your vehicle, or dial 1-866-628-2277.


Colfax Marathon

For the seventh year in a row, Environmental Learning for Kids (ELK) is participating in the Colfax Marathon. ELK staff, board, and supporters are running and fundraising for ELK, an inclusive non-profit organization that has been in the Denver community for 25 years. YOU can help support ELK via the Colfax Marathon in a variety of ways! Click here to learn more.