Ways to Give

 Donations build capital for change in Uganda.


Donate by Check:

Make checks payable to: Musana Community Development Organization
Send to: Musana Community Development Organization 400 W South Boulder Rd, Suite 1700, Lafayette, CO 80026

Monthly Giving Program – Shine Partnership

Musana’s SHINE Program is a monthly opportunity to join the revolution of change that is bringing dignity and hope to the people of Uganda through sustainable solutions! Your donation of $40 or more a month will support Musana in honor of a child who has been transformed by our initiatives.  Your gift will expand our efforts to reach MORE children, MORE women, employ MORE locals, and RESTORE MORE HOPE AND DIGNITY.

Our SHINE Program gives donors the opportunity to support Musana’s overarching vision of empowering local people (of all ages) through sustainable solutions, shifting the mindset from dependency towards LOCALS believing that they can “be the change”. Your recurring gift will shape not just one child’s education, but will help create significant transformation in an entire community.

The children do not know about Musana’s SHINE Partners. Instead, they see themselves as the agents for change in Uganda, shifting the mindset that the Bazungu (foreigners) are the answer to their problems.

Gifts can be made by check or credit card monthly (minimum $40), quarterly (minimum $120), bi-annually (minimum $240), or annually ($480)- you choose.

All donations are tax deductible and you will receive a yearly receipt for your records.


  • Follow a specific child who has been transformed by Musana, receiving photos and updates twice a year, one about him/her and one about Musana’s impact in the community!
  • Receive frequent updates about what is going on at Musana through our monthly newsletter, including an update from Iganga, and how things are going Stateside!

Please note: Following our desire to break the dependency mindset, we have a “no hand-out” policy. Please do not send material gifts, but instead, trust that the organization is taking care of Musana’s children, empowering our work… a true “hand-up.”

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Match your gift

Did you know many employers will match your donation to Musana? Talk to your company about how you could double your impact in Uganda.  

How it works:

  1. You make a gift to Musana (either online or by mail)
  2. Send us your matching gift form; either with your gift by mail OR use the notes section of our online donation form to provide your information.
  3. Our stateside team will take care of the rest!

Companies currently matching gifts include: Encana, Xcel, Microsoft, Oracle Corporation, PG&E Corporation, Amgen Foundation, Ball Corporation and organizations using the Benevity Community Impact Fund.

Don’t see your employer or have questions? Send us an email at info@musana.org.

Non-Profit Status
On February 5, 2009, Musana was officially incorporated as a Colorado Charitable and Non-Profit Organization. As of December 2009, Musana is officially a 501(c)(3) organization. Thanks to all of you that have supported us in this process. From this point forward all donations made to Musana directly will be tax-deductible under IRS regulations. The approval is retroactive for all donations made to Musana from February 5, 2009.

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