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Supporting Nonprofit Organizations

For over 40 years, Aspen Community Foundation has been providing discretionary grants to nonprofit organizations addressing a variety of needs in the community.  Each year, Aspen Community Foundation awards grants to local nonprofit organizations providing essential services and programs from Aspen to Parachute.  We value them as partners and appreciate the vital work they do for youth and families. 
Aspen Community Foundation recognizes the importance of maintaining and elevating the capacity of high performing nonprofits in order to substantially improve outcomes for youth and families, which, in turn, benefits our region's quality of life and economy. Our nonprofit support is made possible through annual contributions from donors wishing to support a pooled grantmaking fund. While the needs have changed over the years as the Aspen to Parachute region has grown, supporting opportunities for all individuals and families to thrive has been a consistent priority for Aspen Community Foundation.

Community Grantmaking

The 2023 ACF Community Grantmaking guidelines are attached here for review in English and Spanish. The ACF Community Grantmaking Rubric is attached for your review. 

We are excited to partner with Aspen Skiing Company’s Caring for Community Fund on a shared grant application process. Review the ASC’s Caring for Community Fund guidelines attached here. This means whether you’re applying for ACF Grantmaking, Caring for Community, or both, you can use one application this year.

Grant Request application system

  • Please let us know if you have any issues by contacting the ACF Grants Manager via 970-925-9300 or by emailing Scott@AspenCommunityFoundation.org.
  • If you are a returning applicant, you can use your previous username and password for access.
  • If you are a new applicant, click on the “New Applicant” box and follow instructions to create an account.
  • By clicking the “Save and Finish Later” button, you can work on the application in parts over the next several weeks. The application system will send an automated message to the email associated with your account to track your in-progress application.

2023 Grantmaking Timeline

May 2023

Office Hours every Wednesday at 11 AM

June 1, 2023

Applications open

July 15, 2023

Application closes

July 15-August 31

Applications reviewed

September 2023

Board approvals of grant awards

October 2023

Award notifications and grant agreements sent

October – December 2023

Grant checks mailed

Technical Assistance/Capacity Building

Aspen Community Foundation provides funding to strengthen the capacity of nonprofit organizations in the Aspen to Parachute region, particularly those focused on improving the quality of life for children and families so they can thrive.

Requests of up to $4,000 may be submitted for technical assistance work such as professional consultation to develop strategic plans, increase program capacity or strengthen leadership.

Please review these guidelines for more information.

To apply, contact 
Scott Kenner, grants manager, with questions. 


In 2023, Aspen Community Foundation will continue to sponsor events that align with our grantmaking priorities and Cradle to Career focus areas. Sponsored events must benefit residents living in communities from Aspen to Parachute. Requests of up to $1,000 may be submitted for sponsorship of events, convenings, educational seminars, public lectures and other ways that regional nonprofits aim to spread awareness and educate community on important issues. 

Please review these guidelines for more information.

To apply, contact 
Scott Kenner, grants manager, with questions.