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: 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

Giving Thought: House bill first step toward a true early-childhood system
Foundation: Aspen Community Foundation

Aspen Community Foundation is a big believer in early-childhood education, and we have some good news to report for our young children from...more

Kudos and Kindness from Aspen Times readers (March 17, 2019)
Foundation: Aspen Community Foundation

I am writing to commend and to thank the Aspen Community Foundation (ACF) for supporting the Valley Settlement's innovative work with...more

Giving Thought: Colorado nonprofits are an economic dynamo
Foundation: Aspen Community Foundation

At Aspen Community Foundation, we're often asked about how nonprofits contribute to the overall economy. Though its focus is statewide, this...more

Giving Thought: Supporting families' child care choices
Foundation: Aspen Community Foundation

Much of the local focus in the early-childhood education sector has been on expanding high-quality licensed child care for children between birth...more

Giving Thought: Quality counts in early education
Foundation: Aspen Community Foundation

In this column and in our work at Aspen Community Foundation, we've focused a lot on capacity, on increasing the availability of early...more

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