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


Businesses awarded $1.2M in grants from Pitkin County
Foundation: Aspen Community Foundation

The Aspen Community Foundation screened the 129 applications submitted for the program, and awarded between $5,000 and $25,000 to 99...more

Community profile: Anna Cole and her team help steer Roaring Fork school families through ...
Foundation: Aspen Community Foundation

... worked to connect with all of the local governments and organizations such as the Aspen Community Foundation to tap into available relief...more

Guest commentary: Aspen council candidate wants to foster equity, stability in community
Foundation: Aspen Community Foundation

I was recruited to join Aspen Community Foundation board at the height of its Cradle to Career planning efforts. I am keenly aware of the...more

Raising the rent: Aspen's largest landlords enact annual increases in '21
Foundation: Aspen Community Foundation

The county also gave the Aspen Community Foundation $400,000 in humanitarian aide toward COVID relief, Sundeen said. Her department is...more

County ups COVID grant program for local businesses
Foundation: Aspen Community Foundation

Businesses in Aspen and Pitkin County will be eligible, and the money likely will be doled out by the Aspen Community Foundation. Officials are...more

When the phone line becomes the front line for COVID-19 financial aid
Foundation: Aspen Community Foundation

The MANAUS Emergency Fund is funded by several sources, including individual donors, the Aspen Community Foundation and through two...more

AJ Donors and Funders
Foundation: Aspen Community Foundation, Bohemian Foundation, General Service Foundation, Hewlett Foundation, Walton Family Foundation

Barbara Reese, via the Stargazer Advised Fund at Aspen Community Foundation Barbara Reid and David Hyman Curtis Robinson Jill Soffer, via...more

Basalt prepares second round of coronavirus relief, including direct aid to businesses
Foundation: Aspen Community Foundation

... Center for mental health programs, $10,000 to the Aspen Community Foundation for various relief efforts and $10,000 to Food Bank of the...more

County unemployment better but still high
Foundation: Aspen Community Foundation

... are now taking the lead in helping people who have lost jobs, with the financial assistance provided by the Aspen Community Foundation, she...more

Aspen Community Foundation's special Fire Fund addresses human impacts of this summer's ...
Foundation: Aspen Community Foundation

Enter the Aspen Community Foundation's (ACF) Fire Fund, which has a specific purpose of addressing the immediate and long-term human...more



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