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

Giving Thought: Beneficial guidance at the right time in life
Foundation: Aspen Community Foundation

Since 2014, Stepping Stones of the Roaring Fork Valley has been providing community-focused mentoring services for teens at their drop-in center in Carbondale. Recently, the growing organization...more

Giving Thought: Strengthening the community fabric
Foundation: Aspen Community Foundation

In both respects — the language skills and the community building — 2017 was an important year for the El Jebel-based nonprofit. Executive Director Lara Beaulieu, now in her 10th year leading...more

Three groups in running for annual ROFO grants
Foundation: Aspen Community Foundation

“The money comes from sponsors, though anyone can donate, as the ROFO Fund is a donor-advised fund through the Aspen Community Foundation,” Files said. “I could not have done this without...more

Giving Thought: Hearing students' voices and views over the airwaves
Foundation: Aspen Community Foundation

Aspen Community Foundation: Please tell us about Andy Zanca, and how the organization came to be. Beth Wysong: Annemarie Zanca, a child and family therapist, created the Andy Zanca Youth Empowerment...more

Local contributions drive mobile school program forward
Foundation: Aspen Community Foundation

... so parents with a child that will be 3 by October should look to sign up as soon as possible. Those interested in enrolling or would like more information can call Logan Hood at 970-925-9300 and...more

Giving Thought: A safe and SANE place for our youth at River Bridge
Foundation: Aspen Community Foundation

Aspen Community Foundation: Please describe the SANE program and why it's important. Blythe Chapman: There are SANE programs throughout the country. We had a very well-run SANE program at Valley View...more

YouthZone column: YouthZone supports our most precious assets — our children and families
Foundation: Aspen Community Foundation

Additionally, YouthZone connects clients to mentorship opportunities, which offer other ways to supplement our onsite programs. Thankfully the continued support from organizations, like The Aspen...more

Giving Thought: Ecological literacy and responsibility in 2018
Foundation: Aspen Community Foundation

Aspen Community Foundation: Give us a brief history of ACES and its mission, with an emphasis on the educational aspect. Chris Lane: In 1968, almost 50 years ago, Elizabeth Paepcke conceived the idea...more

Aspen SkiCo foundation grant to help Conundrum ranger
Foundation: Aspen Community Foundation

“The main funding comes from donations from our employees,” he said. “Almost half our employees choose to donate a percentage of their paychecks to the Foundation. Those funds are matched by...more

Amazing support from the community
Foundation: Aspen Community Foundation

... the Aspen Skiing Co., A Christmas Wish, Clark's Market, Aspen Strong, the Aspen Recreation Department, the Aspen Community Foundation, B2 Builders, the Monarch Steakhouse, Aspen Elementary School...more

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Using Fashion as a Force for Social and Environmental Good
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