Giving hasn’t been easy for the cannabis industry because federal law forbids dispensaries from deducting charitable donations. Plus, many nonprofits are afraid of losing federal status and grants if they accept those donations. Enter CannaMakeADifference!
Let’s be honest; marijuana has kind of gotten a bad rap. And now, more than ever, with the uncertainty of how the Feds will react, it’s important for the cannabis community to stand up and help shed a positive light on the industry! Band with us on September 20, 2017 for CannaMakeADifference Day. 100% of donations on this day will help local charities that support children in need, veterans, the environment, treatment programs, disease research and more. We know that doing good is the ultimate high.
“Colorado is a leader in the cannabis industry and has the opportunity to embed a level of corporate social responsibility not yet seen in the industry. On September 20, businesses and consumers can make a difference for nonprofits across Colorado through the day of giving and help elevate their state,” said the executive director of the Doing Good Foundation.
On September 20, anyone who supports cannabis, from medical users to growers, can show Colorado they care by making a donation to CannaMakeADifference.org. The goal is to raise $4 million to support multiple and various worthy causes across Colorado, from Durango to Fort Collins and Burlington to Grand Junction.
On one day last year, Coloradans donated about $34 million for the Colorado Gives Day campaign which was hosted by the Community First Foundation.
100% of the donations on September 20, 2017 will go to the 501(c)3 DoingGood.Foundation. The nonprofit will distribute 90% of what is raised in grants to qualifying local nonprofits throughout 2017. Ten-percent of the funds will provide free and low-cost programs and services during events including DoingGood Week being held August 7-11, 2017. Participating nonprofits must be based in Colorado, have annual budgets of less than $1 million, be recognized by the IRS, and be in good standing with the Colorado Secretary of State.
In the near future, CannaMakeADifference days will be held in other states with legalized recreational marijuana.
Why donate on CannaMakeADifference Day?
In this event, consumers, businesses, and growers can give back to their local communities in a public, accountable and results-oriented way as well as raise the public image of the entire cannabis community! The philanthropic totals will be published on our website. The event also benefits charities that will receive grants through the DoingGood Foundation; a nonprofit unaffiliated with the cannabis industry. So, on September 20, join in and help elevate your state!