MSU Denver

Tax Information and Financial Statements

The MSU Denver Foundation Inc. is a nonprofit, direct-support corporation with a mission to promote the development and general welfare of the University by receiving, investing and administering private support. Below you will find various tax documents and financial statements for the MSU Denver Foundation, Inc. If you need other forms or have questions on the materials on this page, please contact Michael Schiffmacher at 303-605-5489. You can also visit our FAQs page to see if your question has already been addressed.


Tax Exemption

The Metropolitan State University of Denver Foundation, Inc. is recognized as a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization under the Internal Revenue Code and classified as a public charity as described in Section 170(b)(1)(A)(vi). The Foundation is a separate legal entity from Metropolitan State University of Denver.

Employer Identification Number (EIN): 84-0576459

IRS Tax Exempt Letter

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Colorado Sales Tax Exemption

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Audited Financial Statements

The MSU Denver Foundation is audited annually at the end of its June 30 fiscal year. In accordance with the rules of the State of Colorado, the Office of the State Auditor approves the independent auditing firm annually. Audited financial statements for the most recent three years are available below.

2020 Audited Financials

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2021 Audited Financials

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IRS Form 990

All 501(c)(3) not-for-profit corporations are required to submit an annual informational tax return to the Internal Revenue Service that outlines revenues, changes in net assets, operational expenses and information relating to audited financial statements. The MSU Denver Foundation’s public Form 990 returns can be viewed below.

2020 IRS Form 990

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2021 IRS Form 990

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