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.

Community Foundation Background


Recent News from Aspen Community Foundation

Basalt town government considers $70000 in coronavirus relief funds
Foundation: Aspen Community Foundation

Another $10,000 donation from the general fund is being sought for the Aspen Community Foundation's Regional Response Fund. Support...more

Three Aspen locals create fund to bolster existing COVID-19 relief
Foundation: Aspen Community Foundation

... 22 Aspen locals, including themselves, for the 2020 Rescue Fund, which is established as a charitable fund with the Aspen Community...more

Basalt Area Gives returns for second round of funding
Foundation: Aspen Community Foundation

... $50,000 specifically targeted through the Aspen Community Foundation, a 501(c)3 that has established a COVID-19 Regional Response...more

Monday profile: Mary Kenyon started senior meal delivery just in time to assist during COVID-19 crisis
Foundation: Aspen Community Foundation

... recently receiving emergency grants from Aspen Community Foundation and the Rocky Mountain Health Foundation to pay for expanded...more

Giving Thought: Supporting the community during a pandemic
Foundation: Aspen Community Foundation

And as with Lake Christine, Aspen Community Foundation (ACF) has jumped into action to help those impacted by this latest calamity. ACF is...more

Pitkin County coordinating with nonprofits, businesses to help workers weather storm
Foundation: Aspen Community Foundation

... Garfield counties; the Aspen Community Foundation; school resource centers; and the Glenwood Springs office of the nonprofit Catholic...more

Youthentity column: GlenX Career Expo — strategies for students to get the most out of next week's ...
Foundation: Aspen Community Foundation

Launched just two years ago by GlenX in partnership with the Aspen Community Foundation, the March 5th expo aims to connect students with...more

Giving Thought: Educational travel expands students' world view
Foundation: Aspen Community Foundation

As part of Aspen Community Foundation's overall focus on youth development, we support philanthropic efforts that enable local teens to...more

'Complete Count' gets funding to fill shortfall
Foundation: Aspen Community Foundation

Additionally, the Aspen Community Foundation's Giving Network has prioritized the census as one of its philanthropic causes for 2020, and has...more

Local census effort coming together for Aspen to Parachute push
Foundation: Aspen Community Foundation

The Aspen to Parachute project, which will be headed by the Aspen Community Foundation, will seek to get the word out, especially to school...more

Geographic Focus

Pitkin County, CO

Community Vital Signs for Pitkin, CO

Social Enterprise Network Sites

Social Entrepreneurship

$7M Federal Grant For Social Enterprise Solutions For Folks Facing Job Barriers

$7M Federal Grant For Social Enterprise Solutions For Folks Facing Job Barriers

REDF, a San Francisco-based nonprofit, will receive a $7 Million grant from the federal Social Innovation Fund program.

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Federal Government Grant and Assistance Programs

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