Giving FAQs

Q: Who do I contact for questions regarding my gift?
A: If you have questions about giving to CNI contact contact Sheila Kutzer at 720-974-4094 or

Q: Are gifts to CNI tax deductible?
A: Yes, CNI is a registered 501(c)3 organization under the IRS so all contributions to CNI are tax deductible. An exception may be items or services purchased at or under value to support CNI.

Q: What is CNI’s tax identification number?
A: CNI’s tax identification number is #84-1100975.

Q: How do I get a tax receipt?
A: CNI sends a tax receipt automatically for every gift. If you need a new copy of your tax receipt please contact Sheila Kutzer at or 720-974-4094 and give your gift information.

Q: How do I start a monthly gift?
A: You can start your monthly donation by going to our Online Giving Page. Once there you will enter the monthly amount you wish to give and then click “yes” when it asks if this is a recurring gift. Your gift will then be automatically deposited to CNI each month for one year. At the end of the year you will be asked if you would like to renew, change or cancel your monthly gift. You will receive one tax receipt at the completion of your gift, making it easier to track for tax purposes.

Q: What happens to an unrestricted gift?
A: CNI is an excellent steward of all gifts. If you give a general or unrestricted gift CNI will put your money towards the greatest need we have. All of our efforts support those living with a neurological condition so you can feel secure knowing your gift was used to enhance CNI’s mission to enhance the delivery of personalized, comprehensive and state-of-the-art care to patients with neurological conditions through coordinated research, patient services and education.

Q: How do I give in honor or memory of someone?
A: In order to honor a loved one through your CNI gift, go to our Online Giving Page. Once you fill in your gift information, the page will ask if this gift is made in honor or memory of someone. Choose the best selection and fill in the contact information so that we can notify that person or their family of your gift. If you are mailing a check please put “in honor/memory” in the memo section and include a note with the person you’d like notified of the gift and their address or email.

Q: How do I designate a specific focus area of CNI?
A: If you would like to donate to a specific focus area, there is a place to fill in designations on our Online Giving Page. There will be the question, “Where do you want your donation directed?” Choose the best option and the site may prompt you to add further detail for your gift. If you are mailing a check please include the designated focus area in the memo section or include a note.

Q: What is a matching gift and will my company match my gift to CNI?
A: A matching gift is a donation made by your company to your designated cause. Simply contact your HR department and tell them you made a gift to CNI and ask if they have a matching gift program. Policies vary between companies with a 1:1 to 3:1 match offer. If they have a matching gift policy, your company will mail a check directly to CNI.

Q: Can I give to CNI through my employee giving campaign?
A: Yes you can! Your company may have an employee giving campaign that allows you to deduct a designated amount from your paycheck directly to CNI. If you work for the government, CNI’s CFC number is 80960.

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