Become an [ i am a maker ] supporter
When you give to [ i am a maker ], your support helps fund the continuing development of Colorado’s growing maker community – and a whole lot more:
- Your donations are used to produce educational content and to purchase materials for hands-on maker events and workshops.
- Your donations fund micro-grants to Colorado makers and pre-made maker kits that are distributed free to underserved communities.
- Your donations have helped sustain community service efforts, such as the production of sewn face coverings in a distributive manufacturing network – masks that then were donated to organizations and communities in need.
Our impact is great and continues to grow!
[ i am a maker ] memberships account for only a portion of our annual revenue, and donations of any size make a big difference! Consider making a tax-deductible, online contribution today.
And good, old fashioned checks are always an option and just as fun for us to open when the mail arrives! Please make your check out to IAmaMaker.Org and send it to: IAmaMaker.Org, 205 Ken Pratt Blvd., Ste. 120 PMB 96, Longmont, CO 80501.
Become an [ i am a maker ] underwriter
As a 501(c)3 tax exempt organization, [ i am a maker ] offers companies, organizations and individuals several underwriting options to support programs and services that advance the individual and collective needs of Colorado’s maker community.
Contributions are a critical source of operating funds for our organization, and underwriters receive abundant and comprehensive acknowledgment for their support of [ i am a maker ]. Our three underwriting plans also enable funders to enhance their partnerships with local institutions and nonprofit organizations through the sponsorship of [ maker ] memberships and workshops. Click here for plan details and additional information.
For additional information on [ i am a maker ] underwriting plans and pricing, please e-mail Gene Sobczak at [email protected]. Under Internal Revenue Service guidelines, underwriters may be entitled to deduct all or part of their contribution.
Robb Hendershot Maker Micro-Grants
At the untimely passing of Robb Hendershot, our board member and maker community leader, we honor him through continuing to work with the community to create more opportunities for makers and others who want to become makers. Perhaps, through a small push or nudge, someone realizes they can become unstuck from their mindset. They may now be able to see past that challenge keeping their project unfinished or idea unexplored. Or they now have the courage to ask for help…and find an entire community waiting for them.
It is here, at this moment, where they start to understand that they can overcome their fear of the unknown, they are not alone and there are people who share their passion for whatever it is they are working on and realize, finally….that they, too, are a maker.
Robb helped create what [i am a maker] is today and, as a board member of our nonprofit, he continued to strive to give more opportunity for youth and adults to create. Included in this was also reducing barriers that keep people from making.
We have created a fund to provide micro-grants to support Colorado makers and their projects. Eligible individuals are residents of the State of Colorado and may include youth (with a parent or guardian authorizing and representing) and adults either with or without specialized skills or knowledge or who would like to gain new knowledge or skills. Grants also may be awarded to pay for a workshop or other course of study of a creative nature.
To learn more about Robb Hendershot Maker Micro-Grants and receive information on our next grant cycle, sign up here for our Make It Colorado eNewsletter.
To donate to the fund, click the link below. Your donation is 100% tax-deductible and will directly support a Colorado maker. Donate to RH Maker Grant Fund
To learn about our grantees and their exciting [ maker ] projects funded by a Robb Hendershot Maker Micro-Grant, click here. (coming soon)