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2019 Community Grants Awarded

$581,500 has been awarded to 38 nonprofits who serve communities from Aspen to Parachute through ACF’s Community Grantmaking program, which has been providing discretionary grants to nonprofit organizations for 39 years.

The Community Grantmaking program emphasizes maintaining and elevating the capacity of high performing nonprofits that engage youth and strengthen families. Each year, ACF awards general operating and programmatic grants to nonprofits working in early childhood education, family supports, youth development and essential services for families, such as food, shelter, safety and healthcare.

“We believe any efforts to improve youth outcomes must include supporting the whole family and strengthening the community,” said Tamara Tormohlen, Executive Director of Aspen Community Foundation. “A holistic approach is critical to ensuring youth success both in and out of school.”

These grants are made possible through annual contributions from individuals wishing to support a pooled grantmaking fund. 100% of contributions made to Community Grantmaking are awarded as grants to the nonprofits. 

ACF’s Community Grantmaking represents about one quarter of its programmatic activity, which also includes the Cradle to Career Initiativescholarships, technical assistance for nonprofits, the mental health fundemergency assistance and a partnership with Aspen Skiing Company’s Environment Foundation.

If you are interested in learning more about how you can support these efforts, please email Stephanie Gianneschi, Philanthropy Director, or call (970) 925-9300. 

2019 Community Grant Recipients

  • A Way Out
  • Access AfterSchool
  • Advocate Safehouse Project
  • Alpine Legal Services
  • Andy Zanca Youth Empowerment Program
  • The Art Base
  • Ascendigo
  • Aspen Center for Environmental Studies
  • Aspen Family Connections
  • Aspen Santa Fe Ballet Folklórico
  • Aspen Science Center
  • Aspen Valley Ski/Snowboard Club
  • Aspen Youth Center
  • Blue Lake Preschool
  • The Buddy Program
  • Carbondale Arts Rosybelle Mobile Maker Bus
  • CASA of the Ninth
  • Catholic Charities, Western Slope
  • Community Health Services
  • English in Action
  • Family Resource Center of the Roaring Fork School District
  • Growing Years School
  • Literacy Outreach
  • Mt. Sopris Montessori School
  • Our School
  • Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains, Glenwood Springs
  • Raising A Reader Aspen to Parachute
  • Response
  • River Bridge Regional Center
  • Roaring Fork PreCollegiate
  • Roaring Fork Youth Orchestra
  • Stepping Stones of the Roaring Fork Valley
  • Summit 54/Summer Advantage Roaring Fork Valley
  • Valley Settlement
  • Yampah Mountain High School Teen Parent Program
  • Youthentity
  • YouthZone


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