Every Donation is Tax Deductible

Your tax deductible donations to help the Heritage Area preserve culture, communities, and buildings in our unique Valley are eligible for credits. Visit the Enterprise Zone Tax Credits website to learn more.




  • Scholarship donations go to local youth during the History Fair Competition. These scholarships help students move on to the state competition, attend history and heritage conferences, save up for college, or create another history project for the following year.


  • Oral history preservation donations help continue our “Voices of the Valley” work to preserve and promote the unique culture, history, and heritage of our area for future generations, for use in local and Colorado schools, and to create documentaries to educate the community and the nation about our area.


  • Education donations help us fund educational school field-trips, workshops, and summer camps that expose local students to the culture, history, heritage, and archaeology of the area. This also funds workshops for local teachers to learn how to create place-based curriculum.


  • Endowment contributions help the Sangre de Cristo National Heritage Area build up funds that will help sustain our work during times when federal funding is unavailable.


To choose where your funds go to click on the donate button,  then send us an email stating your specific area of interest.



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Your gift will help us promote, preserve, protect, and interpret the SdCNHA’s profound historical, religious, environmental, geographic, geologic, cultural, and linguistic resources.

We are actively seeking a vareity of funding sources — individuals, foundations, and governments — to enable the Sangre de Cristo Heritage Area to fulfill its mission.

Please click on the “Donate” button to donate online. You can use a variety of credit cards or you can log in to your PayPal account.

 Colorado Gives

Colorado Gives Day is December 5, 2017

Colorado Gives Day is an annual statewide movement to celebrate and increase philanthropy in Colorado through online giving. For the seventh year, Community First Foundation and First Bank are partnering to present Colorado Gives Day. Donations to the SdCNHA are accepted through

Colorado Gives Day is powered by, a year-round website featuring more than 1,800 nonprofits. encourages charitable giving by providing comprehensive, objective and up-to- date information about Colorado nonprofits and an easy way to support them online.

  • Colorado Gives Day features a $1 Million Incentive Fund. Every nonprofit receiving a donation on Colorado Gives Day receives a portion of the fund, which increases the value of every dollar donated.*
  • Colorado Gives Day. It’s more than just a day. It’s a movement that inspires and unites thousands of donors to support their favorite causes online through
  • Give where you live on Colorado Gives Day.
  • Can’t wait until Colorado Gives Day? Starting November 1, donations can be scheduled early.

    Colorado Gives


The holidays are approaching, support the SdCNHA when shopping for gifts, decorations, and more on Amazon.
You shop. Amazon gives.

  • Amazon donates 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to the charitable organization of your choice.
  • AmazonSmile is the same Amazon you know. Same products, same prices, same service.
  • Support your charitable organization by starting your shopping at

Click the link below to start shopping

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San Luis Valley Federal Bank

Each year SLV Federal sets aside $25,000 to be split amongst customer’s favorite non-profit organizations within the San Luis Valley. Each account held with SLVFB will count as one vote.  Ballots are available at the three of our offices. Be sure to come in to cast your votes for the Sangre de Cristo National Heriage Area!

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