Aspen Community Foundation



Founded by the Aspen Skiing Company in 1980 to promote philanthropy in the community, the Aspen Foundation, as it was originally named, raised funds by distributing Bronze Medallion Ski Passes to donors: a similar tradition that exists to this day. The introduction of Donor Advised Funds in 2000 further guided the Community Foundation towards fiscal and administrative self-reliance.

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Recent News from Aspen Community Foundation


Glenwood students reflect on WWII learning tour in Normandy
Foundation: Aspen Community Foundation

Scholarship sponsor Paul Bushong of Aspen Glen worked with the Aspen Community Foundation, putting up $30,000 of his own money to help make it happen. The main thing he asked in return from the...more

Giving Thought: Support local nonprofits on Colorado Gives Day
Foundation: Aspen Community Foundation

At Aspen Community Foundation, we also celebrate the efforts of nonprofit organizations working to improve the lives of youth and families from...more

CMU funds career advisers in high schools
Foundation: Aspen Community Foundation

Funding the advisers is the latest investment CMU has made in the community to encourage students to further their education after high school, and the idea came from a similar program enacted by the...more

Aspen Community Foundation grants more than $1 million to area nonprofits
Foundation: Aspen Community Foundation, Raising A Reader

"The community here, and the people who actually make this town run, they have to work jobs and their kids have to go somewhere after school," Sharpe said, referring to the Youth Center's...more

Rose Community Foundation Announces Grants from Q2 and Q3 of 2017
Foundation: Aspen Community Foundation, Rose Community Foundation, Community Foundation of Northern Colorado, Denver Foundation, Global Fund for Women, Tides Foundation

Denver, CO November 8, 2017— Between April and September 2017, Rose Community Foundation awarded 414 grants totaling almost $6.4...more

Giving Thought: Educating kids about the working world
Foundation: Aspen Community Foundation

Last February, I was invited to speak to the Aspen Community Foundation's Business Roundtable. Mostly I discussed the successes we'd had in...more

Giving Thought: Allaying fears in the immigrant community
Foundation: Aspen Community Foundation

Aspen Community Foundation: How was the Working Group formed, and how has it evolved? Rob Stein: Right after the election, there was a lot...more

GlenX career event gets boost from Aspen Community Foundation
Foundation: Aspen Community Foundation

In partnership with Aspen Community Foundation's Cradle to Career Initiative, the GlenX Career Fall Expo in Rifle is open to all Garfield Re-2...more

Jon Fox-Rubin: The importance of the Dream Act
Foundation: Aspen Community Foundation

... Settlement, Skico, Colorado Mountain College, Altai, Pitkin County, Aspen Community Foundation, Aspen Square Hotel, elected officials and...more

Careers to be explored at next week's expo
Foundation: Aspen Community Foundation

In partnership with Aspen Community Foundation's Cradle to Career Initiative, the GlenX Career Fall Expo will be hosted in Rifle for all Garfield...more

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