2019 Community Grants to Nonprofits 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 Initiative, scholarships, technical assistance for nonprofits, the mental health fund, emergency 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
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
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