BBB Reliability Report for
Colorado Open Lands
|Name:||Colorado Open Lands|
|Address:||274 Union Blvd STE 320 |
|Lakewood, CO 80228-1836|
|Report Creation Date:||November 21, 2013|
|Report Expiration Date:||November 21, 2015|
|Original Business Start Date:||December 1981|
|Principal:||Daniel E. Pike, President|
|Customer Contact:||Cheryl Fox, Director of Development and Administration - (303) 988-2373|
|Incorporated:||January 1981, CO|
|Type of Business:||Charity - Local, Charity - Environment|
|BBB Accreditation:||This organization is a BBB Accredited Charity.|
To preserve the significant open lands and diminishing natural heritage of Colorado through private and public partnerships, innovative land conservation, and strategic leadership.
This organization has been evaluated according to the 20 BBB Standards for Charity Accountability. This organization meets all those Standards and is a BBB Accredited Charity.
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The cornerstone of Colorado Open Lands work is their Land Protection Program. Through this Program, they permanently preserve important conservation resources such as natural areas, working farms and ranches, wetlands and river corridors through the use of conservation easements. The majority of their efforts are directed toward educating landowners and communities about the various options available and then working with them on an individual basis to accomplish their conservation objectives and dreams.
This organization is tax-exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. It is eligible to receive contributions deductible as charitable donations for federal income tax purposes.
According to Colorado Open Lands's Audited Financial Statements for the year ended March 31, 2012:
* Excess for the year indicates the portion of income remaining after expenses.
All charitable organizations soliciting contributions in Colorado -- with a few specific exceptions listed in the Charitable Solicitations Act at 6-16-104(6)(a)-(c), C.R.S. -- must submit an initial registration statement with the Secretary of State and receive a registration number. After the initial registration, annual registration statements must be renewed each year by the 5th day of the fifth month after the close of the organizationâ€™s fiscal year. In addition, all solicitation campaigns utilizing paid solicitors as defined at 6-16-103(7), C.R.S. must be listed on separate Solicitation Notices, which should be filed online by the paid solicitor.
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