Supporting Nonprofit Organizations

For 40 years, Aspen Community Foundation has been providing discretionary grants to nonprofit organizations addressing a variety of needs in the community.  Each year, Aspen Community Foundation awards grants to local nonprofit organizations providing essential services and programs from Aspen to Parachute.  We value them as partners, and appreciate the vital work they do for youth and families. 
Aspen Community Foundation recognizes the importance of maintaining and elevating the capacity of high performing nonprofits in order to substantially improve outcomes for youth and families, which, in turn, benefits our region's quality of life and economy. Our nonprofit support is made possible through annual contributions from donors wishing to support a pooled grantmaking fund. While the needs have changed over the years as the Aspen to Parachute region has grown, supporting opportunities for all individuals and families to thrive has been a consistent priority for Aspen Community Foundation.

Community Grantmaking

Qualifying Applications
April 20 - May 20, 2020
Invitations to Apply
June 1, 2020
Full Applications Due
July 15, 2020
Grant Awards Announced
TBA 2020
The Community Grantmaking program prioritizes general operating and programmatic grants to nonprofits working in early childhood education, family supports, and youth development. In addition, because the availability of basic human needs such as food, shelter, safety, and healthcare is critically linked to youth success, “safety net” nonprofits will remain a secondary grantmaking priority.

The 2020 Community Grantmaking program will disburse approximately $400,000 for general operating and program support. In general, grants will range from $10,000 to $25,000.
Please review the Grantmaking Guidelines before applying.

Potential applicants may contact Valerie Carlin, Community Impact Director, with questions. 

The Qualifying Application is now CLOSED. Thank you to all of the nonprofits who have applied this year.
Click here to return to an application in process.

Technical Assistance/Capacity Building

Aspen Community Foundation provides funding to strengthen the capacity of nonprofit organizations in the Aspen to Parachute region, particularly those focused on improving the quality of life for children and families so they can thrive.

Requests of up to $4,000 may be submitted for technical assistance work such as professional consultation to develop strategic plans, increase program capacity or strengthen leadership.

Please review these guidelines for more information.

To apply, contact Bryan Alvarez-Terrazas, Program Associate.