Giving to Aspen Community Foundation

Individuals and businesses can make a lasting difference in the community by supporting ACF in a variety of ways. ACF accepts gifts in many forms, including cash, publicly traded securities, real estate, life insurance policies, artwork and various other appreciated assets.
A gift to one of ACF’s funds helps build stronger community through our annual grantmaking and backbone work for the Aspen to Parachute Cradle to Career Initiative. Your gift supports nonprofits that provide critical services, emergency financial assistance, and youth and family programs from Aspen to Parachute.
Join ACF's exclusive Ultimate Ski Pass Club with a contribution of $25,000 and receive a one-year transferable, 2018/2019 pass for unlimited skiing at Aspen, Highlands, Buttermilk and Snowmass ski areas. You'll be eligible for a $23,000 tax deduction, will receive a pass that can be shared with your friends, children and grandchildren, and you can be confident that your gift will be used to support opportunities for youth in our region to flourish. 
ACF holds several types of funds that fulfill the interest and goals of the donor as well as the needs of our community. Donors may open a donor advised, field of interest, scholarship, designated or organization fund, which can be tailored to fit one's area of interest. Donor advised funds offer the flexibility of receiving a tax deduction one year, while granting the money over several years. ACF assists fund advisors in finding qualified, tax exempt organizations whose missions and programs are aligned with the advisors philanthropic intentions. 
When you give to the Early Childhood Fund at Aspen Community Foundation, your gift qualifies for the Colorado Child Care Contribution Tax Credit. Individuals and business tax payers may claim a Colorado state income tax credit of 50% of your total qualifying contribution. Your support goes to qualified child care providers to enhance programs, providing staff training, and offer financial assistance for families.

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Aspen Community Foundation can help turn your individual retirement account (IRA) into tax-saving charitable gifts. Individuals 70 1/2 and older are eligible to roll over up to $100,000 annually from an IRA to a qualified charity without being taxed.

Donors can leave a legacy that will support the causes they care about through their financial and estate planning decisions. Aspen Community Foundation (ACF) offers a variety of gift planning options, each providing unique advantages and allowing the donor to tailor giving to meet personal financial needs and goals. 
Join Aspen Community Foundation's family of more than 100 donor advised funds. With a minimum contribution of $10,000, you can establish a fund in the name of your family, your business, or anyone you wish to honor. Donor Advised Funds offer the advantages of a private foundation yet have lower management costs and greater tax benefits. Donor Advised Funds are useful for donors who want to take charitable deduction one year and make distributions from income or principal in future years. ACF assists fund advisors by maintaining records, distribution gifts to qualified tax-exempt organizations, and connecting fund advisors to potential recipients. 
For more information about the Giving to Aspen Community Foundation,
please contact Stephanie Gianneschi, Philanthropy Director.