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Take the Spare Change Challenge

Join BCFM and round up the change on your everyday purchases to the nearest dollar.

Why Support BCFM?:

Boulder County Farmers Markets is a leader in local agriculture across the Front Range. While our roots are in with operating producer-only farmers markets - we now act as advocates and educators in the community in support of local agriculture and small business innovation. This work takes resources, and as a non-profit our operating budget needs support from the community to continue and grow our efforts.

Your donation will go to support the following needs -

  • General operating funds for the organization.

  • Growing of our food access programs.

  • Expanding our educational programming both at market and in the community.

  • Starting a grant fund for new and beginning farmers.

  • Starting a disaster relief fund for Colorado farmers.

  • Providing resources for trainings and workshops for our farmers, ranchers and other small food businesses owners.

  • Providing minimum sales thresholds for new markets.

  • Building capital for future projects like infrastructure redesign at markets or new facilities that promote local agriculture.

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 investments 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?

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 BCFM.

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 BCFM by logging in and visiting your Settings. Please consult your authorized legal counsel as to the deductibility of your contributions as the rules vary state by state. 

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 

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