Apply for a Grant - Nonprofit Organizations

For more than three decades, 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 30-40 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's Community Grants are 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.

Our Community Grantmaking program 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. In particular, our 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 2019 Community Grantmaking process is closed. It will open again in early 2020. Please review the Grantmaking Guidelines before applying.

Grantmaking Guidelines

Funding decisions are announced in October. Potential applicants may contact Program Manager Candace Goodwin with questions.

Please note that if you have already begun an application, you may return to it by clicking here.

Technical Assistance requests are considered on a rolling cycle.  Contact Candace Goodwin for information.