Our Mission: Create Opportunities for People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities and their Families to Participate Fully in the Community

Ways to Give

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You Make it Possible

DDRC provides over 600,000 hours of supportive services a year to help individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities ( I/DD) have the opportunity to thrive in their community. From every dollar saved to every dollar raised by our supporters, funds go directly to our ongoing programs and efforts.

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Ways to Give as an Individual

With your help, we strengthen DDRC's supportive resources for every individual with intellectual or developmental disabilities and their families in the Jefferson, Gilpin, Clear Creek, and Summit Counties.

  • Mail a check

    Please make your check payable to "Developmental Disabilities Resource Center" and mail to DDRC, Attn: Development Department 11177 W 8th Ave, Lakewood, CO 80215

  • Tribute Donations

    Honor. Celebrate. Remember. Your tribute donation to DDRC can help you commemorate important moments in your life with a gift that pays-it-froward.

    Make a Tribute Donation Today

  • Fundraise for DDRC

    Rally your friends around birthdays, graduations, fitness challenges, or just because you want to help - any event can be a chance to strengthen communities through I/DD supportive services. Start a fundraising campaign through Facebook...

  • Stock Donations

    DDRC gratefully receives gifts of stocks and appreciated securities through our broker. Connect with Ashley Lee, Development Director regarding your stock donation.

  • Legacy and Planned Donations

    To leave a gift in your will or trust, simply share this sentence with your attorney: "I bequeath to Developmental Disabilities Resource Center, a non-profit corporation located in Lakewood, Colorado, with Federal Tax ID # 84-6035455, the sum of _______; or _______% of my estate; or the following property _______; or the rest, residue, and remainder of my estate."

  • Host a House Party

    Host a personalized social gathering to share the mission and vision of DDRC, and to ask for support. This party can look however you want it to look! Connect with Ashley Lee, Development Director, on ways to get the most impact from your house party.

  • King Soopers

    King Soopers Community Rewards program makes fundraising easy by donating to DDRC based on the shopping you do every day. Once you link your Card to DDRC, all you have to do is shop at King Soopers and swipe your Shopper's Card.
    Register your card today

  • Tax Refund Donations

    Do you expect a state income tax refund? Now you can donate some or all of it through ReFund CO! It's a fast and simple way to support DDRC. When you complete your state tax return, enter registration # 20023003423 for DDRC.


  • Vehicle Donations

    Instead of selling, trading, or storing your vehicle, you can donate your vehicle and receive a tax deduction. Vehicles for Charity make it easy to Donate Your Vehicle While Supporting DDRC.


  • Amazon Wishlist

    You can order items from our Wishlist at

Donations At Work


An adolescent youth getting out of a accessible Van.

A gift of $27,500 can underwrite one individual's ability to participate in the Adult Day Services program for an entire year. These services and supports enable individuals to access and participate in typical community activities like work, recreation, and senior citizen activities.


An older physically disabled man getting help making a sandwich in the kitchen.

Residential support services can make all the difference for individuals with I/DD looking to lead a life full of activities, learning, friendships, and opportunities to make meaningful community connections. When you make a $10,000 tribute gift in honor of a family member, you can fund this resource for one individual for 2 months.


A elementary aged boy drawing with crayons at a table with friends and a teacher

When you fundraise $3,000, you can provide entry point functions to DDRC's Early Intervention program for parents newly navigating the I/DD world with their infant


A young disabled man smiles big in his baseball cap.

A $270 donation can gift an individual and their family one day of respite care. Respite care has been shown to help sustain family caregivers' health and well-being, avoid or delay out-of-home placements and provide a positive experience for the person receiving care

Ways to give as a Company

Contact Ashley Lee, Development Director, regarding an initiative
you would like to start or any initiative listed below

Our most successful partnerships are the ones that reflect multi-year life cycles and involve a number of different tactics. Here are a handful of ways your brand can partner with us to not only improve the lives of those in our community but strength your company's philanthropic culture at the same time.

  • Fund a program

    Your company or organization can put its values into action by making an outright gift to DDRC's programs, operations, or the core support that make our work possible. Through your donation, you demonstrate your stance on inclusivity and a thriving community. Connect with Ashley Lee, Development Director, on what programs align most with your company's visions

  • Sponsor an Event

    Your company or organization can put its values into action by sponsoring one of our fundraising events.

  • Donate your services

    Whether your company offers Window washing services, vehicle maintenance, gardening, printing, coaching, recreational programs, or something else, we likely can utilize those services. By offering these services free or at a discount, it allows us to use the funds that would have otherwise been used on these services to offset other program costs.

  • Host a benefit

    Percentage of sales, round up, donation box or something entirely different. Your company's benefit can be as unique as your products or services are.

  • Offer Gift Matching

    Create a gift matching program for your employees who make a generous donation to nonprofits like DDRC. It's a win for you. A win for them. And a win for us!

  • Back IDD awareness month (March)

    Help shine a bigger spotlight on the importance of inclusivity and the impact of our work during I/DD awareness month. Post about it. Blog about it. Share an all-staff email or a customer email regarding your company's stance on supportive services for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD).

  • Invite us to speak

    Like any good nonprofit we love the opportunity to share our mission with a new audience. We'd love to come to one of your employees gatherings to talk about the work we do at DDRC and the opportunities your employees have to get involved with our cause.

  • Hire a program participant

    Have a role that would be ideal for our career seekers? Not sure if you have a role? Contact Heather Hagen, our Employment Services Assistant Director, to share your ideas or learn how you can get involved.

Partnerships At Work

Fairfield Inn and Suites are long-time partners of ours through their sponsorship of our signature golf tournament as well as the employment of a DDRC program participant.

Our friends at ReMax Alliance have supported DDRC for the past 2 years through their Giving Back Group, where they donate 20% of their commission to the local charity/nonprofit of their client's choosing.

Our neighbors at 6&40 Brewing Co generously name DDRC as the charity of the month each June to help raise funds that support individuals with I/DD to experience more opportunities to participate fully in the community.

Committed to ensuring all participants at DDRC have a happy holiday, members of the Masonic Lodge #170 band together every winter to provide gift cards for participants and residents with DDRC.

Connect with the Development Team

Our team is here to connect you with the DDRC mission and vision. We are excited to learn how our values align and open up the possibilities to improve the lives of those around us, together.

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Ashley Lee

Development Director




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Addie Ewalt

Development Coordinator




Page Last Updated: 2023-10-12