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

Local nonprofits innovate, celebrate amid daunting numbers
Foundation: Aspen Community Foundation

... large-sum donations can take advantage of donor-advised funds, too, Aspen Community Foundation Program Officer Candace Goodwin...more

Giving Thought: A financial and emotional boost for high-school graduates
Foundation: Aspen Community Foundation

Aspen Community Foundation is just one of many players in this venue, but we're proud to have awarded $233,500 this year to a total of 100...more

Preschool on Wheels makes its final stop
Foundation: Aspen Community Foundation

Created through a partnership with the Garfield County School District Re-2, Aspen Community Foundation's Preschool on Wheels program...more

Giving Thought: Teen vaping a community concern for Aspen, entire state
Foundation: Aspen Community Foundation

At Aspen Community Foundation, we talk a lot about youth success: things that make a positive difference in a child's life and what prevents them...more

Giving Thought: Coalition addresses 'unintended consequences' in Colorado Constitution
Foundation: Aspen Community Foundation

There is an interesting intersection between philanthropy and government. Philanthropy can often be an influencer for policy change or a...more

Giving Thought: Glenwood Springs invests in its teenagers using pot tax money
Foundation: Aspen Community Foundation

“We need to give back to our kids and help educate them.” Tamara Tormohlen is executive director of Aspen Community...more

Giving Thought: A big potential victory for Colorado kids with full-day kindergarten funding
Foundation: Aspen Community Foundation

Youth success is one of our highest priorities at Aspen Community Foundation. Our Cradle to Career Initiative is a multi-pronged, valley-wide effort...more

Giving Thought: Smoothing the transition from school to 'real world'
Foundation: Aspen Community Foundation

A project of Aspen Community Foundation's Aspen to Parachute Cradle to Career Initiative, the Post High School Success project engaged...more

Roaring Fork Valley coalition influential in state's early childhood bill
Foundation: Aspen Community Foundation

When RMPC emerged out of the Aspen Community Foundation's cradle to career business roundtable group several years ago, they were working...more

End of the road for Preschool on Wheels
Foundation: Aspen Community Foundation

Aspen Community Foundation Operations and Resources Director Valerie Carlin said the decision to end the program was a joint one with...more

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Social Enterprise Supplies “Mother’s Best Friend” to Provide Communities with Homegrown Solutions

Oakland-based social enterprise Kuli Kuli has produced a snack bar with moringa. Moringa is known as one of those superfoods, even tagged as a “horseradish tree” for its root flavor and “mother’s best friend” for its nutritional value.

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