What is iddeate.org?

iddeate.org is a nonprofit, public charity where adults with an intellectual or developmental disability (IDD) can connect with donors to provide resources that will provide meaningful impact in their lives.

iddeators are able to request funding for items in the following resource request categories:

  • Coaching support (job, financial, life skills, communication, social skills, etc.)
  • Continuing education or certifications
  • Social skills/peer groups
  • Transportation support
  • Professional attire or workplace accommodations
  • Employment and job skills
  • Entrepreneurship support
  • Arts and crafts

Who can use iddeate.org?

Currently, any adult (18+) with a documented intellectual or developmental disability (IDD) permanently residing in Colorado can use iddeate.org. Donors can be a family member, friend, or member of the public.

How does it work?

Any adult with a documented IDD residing in Colorado can submit a resource request by writing a brief essay and completing some simple forms, starting with our sign up form. We will email you when our full application is live. We screen resource requests to ensure they will have the intended impact and confirm the cost and availability of the requested resource.

Then, the resource request is posted on the site for four months (120 days). Donors can give as little as $5 to the resource request that speaks to them. When a resource request is fully funded, iddeate.org takes care of fulfillment of that request and facilitates the donor thank you kit process.

What is the criteria for an approved resource request?

  1. All requested resource materials must be used by the iddeator and provide meaningful impact in their lives.
  2. Approved resource requests must fulfill the spirit of our mission of enabling independence, personal development, or job attainment for iddeators.
  3. The resource request must not provide a financial benefit (e.g. commission, profit, dividends) to the iddeator or their family or friends, or demonstrate a conflict of interest between an iddeator and a vendor or provider.
  4. The resource request essay cannot include legal disclaimers, promises of rewards or other promotional language.
  5. We encourage iddeators to submit resource requests that can be carried out at any time of year, as it can take up to four months for a resource request to be fully funded.

See some great example resource requests for inspiration!

When and where can I get started?

iddeators can register and submit a request at any time starting with our sign up form here. Donors can give as little as $5 at any time to any resource request that’s live on iddeate.org.

Why use iddeate.org?

Because it’s a simple way to get the resources that iddeators need to succeed!

Are contributions to iddeate.org tax-deductible?

Yes! We are a nonprofit incorporated in the state of Colorado and a Project of the Colorado Nonprofit Development Center. Our EIN is #84-1493585.
All contributions made on iddeate.org are 100% tax-deductible. You will receive a receipt via email that can be used for your tax records.