The Carousel of Happiness is both a carousel and a 501(c)3 non-profit organization (Federal ID #: 20-3584335). Your donations are tax-deductible.

“Our organization has followed this unique carousel project as it progressed through the years. It is a perfect example of why antique carousels should be preserved and new ones created. The benefits will be seen on the faces of the visitors, whether they come to ride or learn, and whether they be young or old.” – Bette L. Largent President, National Carousel Organization

Colorado Gives Day
Support the Carousel of Happiness on Colorado Gives Day! On Tuesday, December 10, 2013, Coloradans will come together again to raise millions of dollars for nonprofits like ours. Last year, a remarkable $15.7 million was distributed to Colorado nonprofits. The Carousel is looking to raise $10,000 to help with operational costs in 2014 and keep rides at $1.00. More info

Adopt a Fairy!
Even something as round as a carousel has its little nooks and crannies. In the Carousel of Happiness, tiny fairies hide. For a closer look at how you may adopt one ( even make your own) go to our Fairy Page.

Be a Green Systems Sponsor:
Sponsor a specific “green” aspect of the LEED certified building. Different systems have different costs: please contact us for details.

Be a building sponsor: ($5,000)
You or your business can be honored with a separate plaque displayed prominently in the building.

Sponsor a Rounding Board painting: ($500)
There are 18 restored, original paintings that surround the carousel above the animals at a height of eleven feet. Your name will be placed on a plaque next to the painting on the carousel for 3 years and then moved to a permanent place on the carousel wall.

Be in our Circle of Carousel Lovers: ($500)
Your name, city and state will be included with other names in an unbroken circle above the doors and windows of the carousel house. You will also receive a certificate & poster.

Be in our book: ($100)
Your name will be entered in the carousel’s large book which is on its own pedestal guarded by a full-sized wooden sea lion that greets all who visit.

For kids: ($10)
The names of all kids who contribute will be in the book along with the art work they send.

Email for details on any contribution categories above.

You can donate by clicking below:

or on the “Donate” button at the bottom of every page.