Connecting Donors to Community Needs

Aspen Community Foundations' mission is to build philanthropy and support nonprofit organizations by connecting donors to community needs, building permanent charitable funds, and bringing people together to solve community issues.
Since its founding in 1980, ACF is improving the quality of life in our region. Based in Basalt, Colorado, our efforts have an impact in communities throughout the greater Roaring Fork and Colorado River valleys, including Aspen, Snowmass Village, Woody Creek, Basalt, El Jebel, Carbondale, Redstone, Marble, Glenwood Springs, New Castle, Silt, Rifle, Battlement Mesa and Parachute.

We direct a collection of funds that have been created by individuals, families, nonprofits, businesses, and ACF itself for charitable purposes – and each year, we award millions of dollars in grants to nonprofits from these funds. Donations to our community grantmaking funds allow ACF to continue to provide strong support to local nonprofit organizations that are making a critical difference for thousands of individuals and families in our region.

Additionally, ACF’s Cradle to Career Initiative continues to implement gap-filling projects and achieve real outcomes that demonstrate the Initiative’s “needle-moving” impact on youth success in the Roaring Fork and Colorado River valleys. More than a dozen projects and programs, spanning from support for new mothers, to college and career guidance, are underway – highlighting the power of Collective Impact.

ACF extends special gratitude to our donors who passionately support our efforts. Together we’re making a significant difference in our region from Aspen to Parachute.