A key value at The Delores Project is that we are good stewards of our financial and human resources.
Cultivating additional individuals to join in the support of The Delores Project is critical to the long-term success of the organization. The Delores Project collects and uses personal information such as name, address, phone number, and email address when an individual/organization voluntarily provides it to us.
We will not sell, trade or share a donor’s personal information with anyone else, nor send donor mailings on behalf of other organizations without specific permission from the donor. Contributing individuals and organizations are traditionally listed by name in publications such as our annual reports, but we honor requests from those who wish to be listed as Anonymous.
The Delores Project keeps a record of each donor’s giving history. This information is kept on file for IRS purposes and is also used by the Development Department to analyze overall giving patterns for future budget projections.
To review or correct your personal contact information or to make changes to your recorded preferences (i.e. receipt of mailings and acknowledgements), please contact The Delores Project by phone at (303) 534-5411, by email at Development@TheDeloresProject.org by postal mail to: Development Department, The Delores Project, PO Box 1406, Denver, CO 80201-1406.
Donor Bill of Rights:
Philanthropy is based on voluntary action for the common good. It is a tradition of giving and sharing that is essential to community quality of life. To ensure that philanthropy merits the respect and trust of the general public, and that donors and prospective donors can have full confidence in the nonprofit organizations and causes they are asked to support, The Delores Project declares that all donors have these rights, modeled after the Association of Fundraising Professionals’ Donor Bill of Rights:
I. To be informed of the organization’s mission, of the way the organization intends to use donated resources, and of its capacity to use donations effectively for intended purposes.
II. To be informed of the identity of those serving on the organization’s Board of Directors and to expect the Board to exercise prudent judgment in its stewardship responsibilities.
III. To have access to, upon request, the organization’s three most recent audited financial statements and IRS Statements 990, the organization’s nonprofit IRS 501(c)(3) determination letter, and any other documents as set forth in the IRS’s guidelines (IRC 6104) regarding contents of nonprofit organizations’ public inspection files.
IV. To be assured their gifts will be used for the purposes for which they were given.
V. To receive appropriate acknowledgement and recognition. The Delores Project's policy is that all cash and in-kind gifts with values over $5 are acknowledged in writing, with a letter usable for tax purposes.
VI. To be assured that information about their donation is handled with respect and with confidentiality to the extent provided by law.
VII. To expect that all relationships with individuals representing organizations of interest to the donor will be professional in nature.
VIII. To be informed whether those seeking donations are volunteers, employees of the organization, or hired solicitors.
IX. To have the opportunity for their names to be deleted from mailing lists that an organization may intend to share.
X. To feel free to ask questions when making a donation and to receive prompt, truthful, and forthright answers.
Audited Financial Statements
The Delores Project partners with individuals experiencing barriers to housing along their path to stability.
- Our model of service is one of respect, hospitality, and dignity for each guest and resident.
- We support those we partner with without judgment
- We believe in the potential of each individual and their right to self-determination
- We are good stewards of our financial and human resources
- We value the diversity of our guests, residents, staff, board, and volunteers, and we are a model of inclusiveness.
- We believe the community is strengthened when it cares for those with the fewest resources.