Take the Spare Change Challenge

Please consider making a one time donation or rounding up your change monthly to help Boulder County Farmers Markets continue to support local farmers, local agriculture and food insecure people in our community. Each and every cent is appreciated and will be put to good use. Thank you!

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Why Support BCFM?:

Boulder County Farmers Markets supports farmers and local agriculture in Boulder, Longmont, Lafayette and Denver, Colorado. Founded in 1987 by farmers, we now operate 5 weekly producer-only on street farmers' markets and in an effort to adapt to the pandemic, since April 2020, we have created and operated year round curbside pickup markets in Boulder, Lafayette, Longmont and Denver. We are very passionate and active in our belief of food access for everyone. Please help us to further supporting farmers and local agriculture and feeding food insecure people by considering a one time or ongoing donation.

Your donation will go to support the following needs

  • Providing funds for our food access programs which provide food for food insecure people in Boulder County and surrounding areas.

  • Providing many channels for farmers to sell their products at our on street and curbside markets at fair prices so that they can continue to farm and feed our community.

How it Works:

Boulder County Farmers Markets are putting the power of spare change to work toward our mission. Just sign up once and start making purchases. Your small investment over time will make a world of difference. For example, on a purchase of $12.13, the remaining 87 cents would be donated. It’s the safest way to give and tracks your impact as you go.

  • Receive monthly statements to keep track of your contributions

  • Set a monthly limit on your donations, if you'd like.

  • Pause donations at any time.

Are my donations secure and how is data handled?

The security of your information is of highest concern. The system uses bank-grade security to handle all sensitive financial data. Online banking credentials are never stored on the system. All data is secured with SSL encryption and multi-factor authentication and personal identifiers ensure unwanted access is prevented. Your personal data will never be exchanged, licensed or sold and all transactions are anonymized to ensure privacy.

Why am I being asked to log into my bank account?

Logging into your bank gives the system the ability to track your purchases and round up to the nearest dollar. Without this information, there is no way to calculate your digital spare change. As a reminder, your bank login credentials are never stored by our system. Logging in simply allows the system to connect with the purchasing account of your choice.

Are there any fees associated with my donation?

There are no fees that you will be charged. Stripe, a Level 1 PCI-compliant payments gateway handles all the financial transactions. Stripe’s fees are 2.2% + 30 cents for credit card donations and 0.8% for ACH donations. This fee is taken out of the donations delivered to the Boulder County Farmers Markets, so we receive over 97% of your donation!

When is my account charged?

Roundups are tallied until they reach $5. Once $5 is reached, the donation is triggered. This way, your bank statement doesn’t become overwhelmed with micro-charges. 

Will I receive a tax deductible receipt for my contribution?

You will receive automatic monthly statements of your contributions to the email address connected to your account. At the end of the year, you may print a year-end receipt of your annual donations to Boulder County Farmers Markets by logging in and visiting your settings. Donating to BCFM is not tax deductible since BCFM is 501(c)(4) nonprofit organization.

About Your Account Portal:

What if I would like to pause or set a limit on my contributions?

You can pause donations at any time by logging into your account and visiting your Donation Settings. You can also set a monthly limit. Roundup donations will halt once your your contributions reach your monthly cap. 

What information can you view?
  • Total Impact

  • This Month's Donation Total

  • Total Gifts

  • Activity

What can you do and change in the portal?
  • Give Now

  • Update Payment Method

  • Change Monthly Limit

View your account anytime by visiting https://bcfm.cheerfulgiving.com/login