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Aspen to Parachute COVID-19 Resources Website


Our region has been heavily impacted by the outbreak of COVID-19. Businesses have cutback operations, events have been cancelled, schools have closed. It is not business as usual. The safety and wellbeing of everyone in the community is the top priority. And, we know that many will feel the impacts of this virus for months to come. Because of the generosity of dozens of individuals, families, businesses, foundations and governments, more than $6.7 million has been raised to help individuals and families impacted by the pandemic.

Learn more about the COVID-19 Regional Response Fund and 2020 Rescue Fund

ACF's fire fund

The Grizzly Creek and Pine Gulch fires are ravaging the landscape, threatening homes, disrupting commerce, and filling the valley with smoke and ash.

If you would like to help those in in the Roaring Fork valley faced with uncertainty during the 2020 wildfires, please donate to the Fire Fund which provides a vehicle for donors to support the immediate and long-term needs of disaster victims and their families as well as impacted agencies and communities.

Learn more about the Fire Fund
Aspen Community Foundation’s (ACF) service area spans an 80-mile corridor along the Roaring Fork and Colorado rivers. Home to many working-class families struggling financially, ACF works to increase youth success across our region through community partnerships and philanthropy.
Using the strategy of Collective Impact, ACF’s Cradle to Career strengthens the ecosystem for youth and families throughout the region. Improving youth outcomes – from birth through career readiness – will substantially benefit our region’s quality of life and economy.
Through its broad perspective of the region, and depth and breadth of knowledge of community trends, issues, and needs, ACF works with donors to direct funding where it is needed most. We appreciate and value these donors.
ACF's grantmaking prioritizes efforts that address critical needs and increases access for the most vulnerable throughout the region, expanding opportunities for all to live healthy, independent lives. Through the generosity of contributors, ACF supports nonprofit organizations that serve children and families and provide essential human services, as well as those caring for the environment and our natural resources.

Our Mission

Aspen Community Foundation builds philanthropy and supports nonprofit organizations by connecting donors to community needs, building permanent charitable funds and bringing people together to solve community problems.

2020 Rescue Fund

A group of local Aspenites have been working together, and with Aspen Community Foundation, on an approach to help those individuals, families, nonprofits, and small businesses severely impacted by the health and financial crisis. They have established the 2020 Rescue Fund as a charitable fund at Aspen Community Foundation.
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Roaring Fork Valley FRL by the numbers

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41% of our region's students qualify for FRL
47% of students in Garfield County qualify for FRL
Over 60% of Carbondale Middle School students qualify for FRL
Over 70% of Rifle's Wamsley Elementary School students qualify for FRL