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

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

Aspen's Wintersköl luncheon honors local businesses, nonprofit
Foundation: Aspen Community Foundation

... the Buddy Program, Aspen Community Foundation, Habitat for Humanity, GlenX Career Expo and Thunder River Theatre Company, to name a...more

Giving Thought: It's not too late to support your favorite causes
Foundation: Aspen Community Foundation

... decade full of peace, health, happiness, prosperity and generosity. Tamara Tormohlen is the executive director of Aspen Community...more

Kudos and Kindness from Aspen Times readers (Oct. 20, 2019)
Foundation: Aspen Community Foundation

... tax refund to various Basalt nonprofits that invest in our community or to the Aspen Community Foundation's Community Grant-making...more

Giving Thought: The 2020 census is coming, but will it be complete?
Foundation: Aspen Community Foundation

Aspen Community Foundation is providing assistance to the committee for this request. Traditionally the census has involved vast numbers of...more

Pitkin County Seeks Public Input On Mental Wellbeing Survey
Foundation: Aspen Community Foundation

... about the survey, Pitkin County is partnering with Aspen School District, the City of Aspen, Aspen Skiing Co. and Aspen Community...more

Five locals selected for the 2020 Aspen Hall of Fame class
Foundation: Aspen Community Foundation, Aspen Valley Medical Foundation

... including: Hospice of the Valley, Response, Aspen Youth Center, Aspen Community Foundation, Aspen Hall of Fame, Aspen Hope Center,...more

Basalt 'social capital' committee gaining steam
Foundation: Aspen Community Foundation

In addition to formalizing its name, the community fund has issued a mission statement and has met with the influential Aspen Community...more

Geographic Focus

Pitkin County, CO

Community Vital Signs for Pitkin, CO

Social Enterprise Network Sites

Social Entrepreneurship

Social Enterprise Creates World’s First 3D Printed Wrench From Recycled Ocean Plastic

Social Enterprise Creates World’s First 3D Printed Wrench From Recycled Ocean Plastic

Vancouver-based social enterprise, The Plastic Bank, announced it has created “the world’s first 3D printed item from entirely recycled ocean plastic,” according to co-founder Shaun Frankson.

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Federal Government Grant and Assistance Programs

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