Giving to ACF

ACF prioritizes efforts that expand opportunities for all to live healthy, independent lives. Your gift supports nonprofits and projects that provide critical services, supporting youth, families and communities from Aspen to Parachute. Give to one of ACF’s funds and help us build a stronger community.  Scroll down to see the many ways you can support ACF.
Cradle to Career Initiative Fund
Ensuring that the 24,000 children and youth from Aspen to Parachute are ready for kindergarten and graduate high school ready for college and career.

Community Fund
Awarding grants to nonprofits that are working to provide essential human services and promote education, engaged youth and strong families.

Early Childhood Fund
Supporting parent education, preschools, and literacy programs that promote social emotional development and school readiness for young children. Gifts to this fund qualify for the Colorado Child Care Contribution Tax Credit. Individuals and business taxpayers may claim a state income tax credit of 50% of the total qualifying contribution.

Mental Health Fund
Providing access to services for individuals who are in need of mental health care.

Emergency Assistance Fund
Helping low-income individuals and families who are experiencing temporary financial hardship to pay for medical care, rent, utilities or transportation.
Environment Fund
In partnership with Aspen Skiing Company’s Environment Foundation, supporting efforts that preserve our natural heritage while balancing the needs of the people and the economy.

Quality of Life Cancer Fund
Providing financial assistance to patients, survivors, families and caregivers to help mitigate the economic toll of cancer.

Scholarship Funds
Providing tuition assistance to graduating high school seniors and returning college students from diverse backgrounds and pursuing varying college and career paths.

ACF Endowment
Supporting general operating expenses, allowing 100% of donations to ACF’s funds to go toward programs and services
ACF MAKES IT EASY TO MANAGE YOUR PHILANTHROPY. 
CONSIDER THESE UNIQUE WAYS TO CONTRIBUTE TO THE COMMUNITY:

AMAZON SMILE
Support ACF when you shop at Amazon. Visit https://smile.amazon.com and specify Aspen Community Foundation as the organization you'd like to support.

COLORADO CHILD CARE CONTRIBUTION TAX CREDIT
When you give to ACF's Early Childhood Fund, your gift qualifies for the Colorado Child Care Contribution Tax Credit. Individuals and businesses may claim a state income tax credit of 50% of the total qualifying charitable contribution.

DONOR ADVISED FUNDS
Join Aspen Community Foundation's family of more than 100 Donor Advised Funds.  With a minimum contribution of $10,000,,you can establish a fund in the name of your family, your business, or anyone you wish to honor.  Donor Advised Funds offer the advantage of having a private foundation yet have lower management costs and greater tax benefits. They are especially useful for donors who want to take a charitable deduction one year and make distributions from income or principal in future years.  ACF assists fund advisors by maintaining records, distributing gifts to qualified tax-exempt organizations, and connecting donors to potential recipients.
IRA CHARITABLE ROLLOVER
Aspen Community Foundation can help turn your individual retirement account (IRA) into tax-saving charitable gifts. Single and married individuals age 70-1/2 and older are eligible to give up to $100,000 annually from an IRA to ACF or another qualified charity without being taxed.

PLANNED GIVING
Donors can leave a legacy that will support the causes they care about through their financial and estate planning decisions. Bequests, charitable remainder trusts, charitable lead trusts, remainder interests in real estate, and gifts of life insurance are among the ways to support ACF. Planned Giving allows the donor's vision and legacy to continue.

For more information, contact Stefanie Davis, philanthropy and partnerships director at (970) 925-9300, or Stefanie@aspencommunityfoundation.org