CIPA Education and Literacy Foundation (CIPA ELF) - Our Vision

We are a tax exempt Public Charity whose purpose is to facilitate and support child and adult literacy and education through the resources of independent publishing.

CIPA ELF is a nonprofit Colorado corporation and is tax exempt under IRC Section 501(c)(3). Contributions to CIPA ELF are tax deductible to the fullest extent permitted by law. CIPA ELF is listed in IRS Publication 78 and registered with the Colorado Secretary of State in both the Business Division and Licensing Division (Charitable Solicitations).

CIPA ELF is classified as a Public Charity under IRC Section 509(a)(3) and is funded by contributions received through approved fundraising programs. All types of contributions and payment methods are welcome and appreciated. For contributions of books, school supplies or other in-kind donations please email CIPA ELF at for further information.

Book Benefit Program
The Book Benefit Program (BBP) accepts books from various donors and provides the books to other 501(c)(3) and publicly funded organizations. The organizations are selected based on need and verification that the books will be used to further the educational, literacy and community awareness purposes of CIPA ELF.

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Memoir Preservation Program
To further foster its education, literacy and education purposes, CIPA ELF offers senior citizens the opportunity to preserve historical individual life experiences. An adjunct to the CIPA Memoir Program, this program is designed specifically to assist those senior citizens who do not have the ability and/or resources to write and preserve memoirs and experiences that have historical significance.

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Young Authors League
The Young Authors League (YAL) sponsors projects that emphasize literacy skills for elementary and middle school children. Past projects have included writing competitions, author visits to participating schools and providing schools with much needed, but unavailable, educational and literacy supplies such as pencils, art supplies, writing paper, etc.

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CIPA ELF Board of Directors and Officers, 2017-2018

Bob Schram
CIPA Board Member,
CIPA ELF Director
Boulder, CO
Mike Daniels
CIPA ELF President
Broomfield, CO
Ingrid Pyka
CIPA Immediate Past President,
CIPA ELF Director
Highlands Ranch, CO
Ann Nye West
CIPA Treasurer,
CIPA ELF Director
Lakewood, CO
Andrea Antico
Stacy McKenzie, MLS
CIPA ELF Director
Doris Baker
CIPA ELF Director
Daniel Pratt

Donations Gladly Accepted

Mailing Address:
6142 W Pacific Cir
Lakewood, Co. 80227

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