Archives of ACF in Action

Preschool on Wheels moving on after seven successful years

Throughout its more than 15-year focus on early childhood education, Aspen Community Foundation has evolved its approach to meet the changing landscape of the sector. The Preschool on Wheels program, a signature project of our early childhood education efforts, has served the children and families of Rifle, Silt, and New Castle for seven successful years. […]
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Scholarships Available for Local Students

Aspen Community Foundation (ACF) is currently accepting scholarship applications from local students to support their postsecondary education for the 2019-2020 academic year. Aspen Community Foundation directs a collection of scholarship funds that help our region’s students reach their postsecondary education goals. These funds support students from diverse backgrounds and with varying college and career paths, […]
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ACF Youth Forum Inspires Attendees Into Action

Thanks to everyone who attended “Coming Together for Our Youth: A Forum to Challenge the Status Quo” on August 15 at the Hotel Jerome.  PolicyLink President Dr. Michael McAfee kicked off the event by asking the audience of philanthropic and nonprofit leaders to think differently about their work. He challenged us to decide: Do we […]
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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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