Archives of ACF in Action

Donate to ACF to Help Victims of Lake Christine Fire

Dear Community Supporters: The current fire in Basalt and El Jebel has devastated us with the speed and ferocity with which it has wreaked havoc across our neighborhoods and towns. Aspen Community Foundation, with its headquarters and several employees residing in Basalt, is heartbroken yet thankful that the destruction has not claimed any lives. As […]
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Join Us for Community Pedaleando on Sunday, June 10

Last summer, an event called the Community Pedaleando came to life: it is a celebration of summer and cycling for all ages. Aspen Valley Ski & Snowboard Club (AVSC) offered these free learn-to-ride mountain bike clinics to promote their programs and to encourage riders from all over the Roaring Fork Valley to get outside and […]
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Tamara Tormohlen Headlines Panel at State of the Sector Session in Denver

On Thursday, January 25, ACF’s Executive Director Tamara Tormohlen was a panelist in the 3rd Annual State of the Sector Meeting in Denver co-sponsored by the Community Resource Center and Colorado Association of Funders.  This event provided an opportunity for nonprofit leaders, foundation staff, elected officials and stakeholders to reflect on the current state of Colorado’s nonprofit […]
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Aspen Community Foundation Benefits from the New Aspen Monopoly

This month, Aspen will be put on the map—literally. Already known for its brand-name cachet, Aspen becomes legendary in the game world with the release of an official new game Aspen Monopoly. The traditional, beloved board game has been “localized” to include well-known sites such as Clark’s Market, the Aspen Art Museum, Maroon Bells, Pitkin County […]
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Aspen Community Foundation grants more than $1 million to area nonprofits

On Friday, December 1, ACF hosted its first grantee luncheon, honoring 35 regional nonprofits who received grants in 2017. Represented by their directors and one board member, each organization exemplified the power of Collective Impact and the spirit of collaboration across sectors to build youth success. These community partners comprise a network of partners working […]
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Gus the Bus Inspires Educators In Steamboat Springs

In September, Gus the Bus, “accompanied” by Cradle to Career director Andy Davies, and Preschool on Wheels director Logan Hood, was invited to Steamboat Springs to showcase the Preschool on Wheels (POW) program and curriculum. According to officials in Steamboat Springs, 40% of children who enter kindergarten from their 3 school districts (of which 98% […]
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Students Travel to Normandy-Sponsored by Paul Bushong

The quintessential question asked of students returning to school in the fall has been “What did you do this summer?” For nine area high school students, the answer may have been “I traveled back in time.” A group of nine students representing Aspen, Basalt, Carbondale and Glenwood Springs toured the beaches and farmlands of Normandy, […]
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