IFCS | A Denver Area Food Bank and More to Nourish Lives

Legacy Giving

Make a difference for generations to come.

Integrated Family Community Services has been partnering with the community to alleviate hunger since 1964, and would be grateful for your support in carrying this mission to the future. We invite you to include IFCS in your planned giving to help sustain the resources our community needs to thrive. Thank you for your consideration.

Contact Todd for a Conversation

Todd McPherson has been IFCS’ Development Director since 2013, and communicating with dedicated members of the community makes his day. To begin a conversation about making IFCS a part of your legacy, complete the Contact Form and Todd will get back to you soon.

Legacy Giving

Make IFCS a Part of Your Will or Estate

Did you know that 72% of all Americans support the work of charities each year, but only 5.7% remember nonprofit organizations in their will or estate plans? Most people say they were never asked, or didn’t think about it.

Everyone can make an impact, regardless of income, and each gift furthers IFCS’ mission to serve our neighbors for generations to come. Will you help us look to the next fifty years and prepare for continued success in alleviating hunger for the communities of Colorado?

Legacy Power Planning Giving

The Power of Planned Giving

As someone who appreciates the year-round services and life sustaining programs IFCS provides, you have the power to strengthen and protect them – today, tomorrow and beyond. Even a modest sized gift can make an enormous difference.

All the material things you’ve worked hard for — personal property and assets like retirement funds and insurance policies — these are the tools of charitable gift planning. They allow you to express your beliefs and values. Planned gifts can also provide you with valuable tax benefits and even an additional source of income for life.

It’s easy to designate IFCS as a recipient of your planned gift. Read below for a few examples of planned giving that can make an impact, regardless of your income. Each gift furthers IFCS’ mission to serve our neighbors and alleviate hunger for generations to come. 

Ways to Leave a Legacy

  • Give Cash and Assets that can be Turned into Cash
  • Give In-kind or Non-cash Donations
  • Give Appreciated Stock or Assets
  • Bequeath Cash, Retirement Holdings, Assets, and Property
  • Give Directly from your IRA to Maintain Mandatory Distributions
  • Give a Life Insurance Policy
  • Create a Charitable Remainder Trust

Simply call us at 303-789-0501 – ext. 111, or 303-725-9894 to speak confidentially with Todd McPherson, Director of Development, or emailtoddm@ifcs.org.

Do you have an idea?

To contribute in another way, contact our Development Director.

With your ongoing support, IFCS continues to be a reliable and safe resource that strengthens our community. Thank you!

Non-Discrimination Statement

In accordance with federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex (including gender identity and sexual orientation), disability, age, or reprisal or  retaliation for prior civil rights activity.

Program information may be made available in languages other than English. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication to obtain program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language), should contact the responsible state or local agency that administers the program or USDA’s TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.

To file a program discrimination complaint, a Complainant should complete a Form AD-3027, USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form which can be obtained online, from any USDA office, by calling (866) 632-9992, or by writing a letter addressed to USDA. The letter must contain the complainant’s name, address, telephone number, and a written description of the alleged discriminatory action in sufficient detail to inform the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights (ASCR) about the nature and date of an alleged civil rights violation. The completed AD-3027 form or letter must be submitted to USDA by:

  1. Mail:
    U.S. Department of Agriculture
    Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
    1400 Independence Avenue, SW
    Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; or
  2. Fax:
    (833) 256-1665 or (202) 690-7442; or 
  3. Email:

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

This statement was updated 8.3.22 in accordance with USDA updates and guidelines.

Eligibility and Income Guidelines

Anyone experiencing food insecurity and self-identifying as meeting the Income Guidelines below is eligible for IFCS Food Market services.

Income Guidelines:
As of March 1, 2023, a household may meet income-based standards in either of the following two ways:

  1. Participate in one of these public assistance programs:
    • Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP)
    • Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
    • Low-income Energy Assistance Program (LEAP)
    • Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF)
    • Old Age Pension (OAP)
    • Aid to Needy Disabled (AND)
    • Aid to the Blind (AB)
    • Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
    • Medicaid Eligible Foster Children
  1. If the household does not participate in any of the above public assistance programs, the household must meet the requirements based on the chart below, having a combined gross income not exceeding the maximum income limit for the applicable household size.

For IFCS Financial Assistance Programs (Rental and Utility Bill Payment Assistance), we have a service area of western Arapahoe (Centennial, Englewood, Glendale, Greenwood Village, Littleton, and Sheridan) and southwest Denver Neighborhoods. This includes Bear Valley, College View, Fort Logan, Harvey Park, Harvey Park South, Marston & South Platte (Southwest Neighborhoods further defined as being south of Jewell and west of Santa Fe). IFCS Rental Assistance Programs may be limited to the cities listed within Arapahoe County.

For IFCS Enrichment Programs, we have a service area covering:

  • Western Arapahoe County: Centennial, Englewood, Glendale, Greenwood Village, Littleton, Sheridan, and unincorporated Arapahoe County.
  • Southwest Denver Neighborhoods: Bear Valley, College View, Fort Logan, Harvey Park, Harvey Park South, Marston & South Platte (Southwest Neighborhoods further defined as being south of Jewell and west of Santa Fe).
  • Northern Douglas County: Highlands Ranch, Littleton, and Lone Tree.
  • Southern Jefferson County: Lakewood, Littleton, Morrison (Neighborhoods further defined as being south of Jewell and the C-470 Corridor – including Columbine, Bow Mar, Dakota Ridge, and Ken Caryl Ranch)

 Applications outside of these listed areas will not be accepted. (Central Denver, North Denver, and Aurora applications will not be accepted.)