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, Aspen Community Foundation has been dedicated to 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, the organizations and individuals working on the Aspen to Parachute Cradle to Career Initiative continue to explore effective approaches for improving outcomes for children by using data and research, strengthening networks, building community investments in youth success, and identifying opportunities for policy change. As the backbone for the Initiative, ACF is guiding the vision and strategy, analyzing and sharing data, and convening stakeholders to implement effective solutions for moving the needle on youth success.

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.