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Philanthropic Services

We're a trusted philanthropic partner.

Using our 40 years of experience in the region, ACF partners with passionate individuals, families and companies to help you make the most of your giving. Wherever you are on your philanthropic journey, ACF can provide the support, resources and network to catalyze your community impact.

| What you can expect when you partner with ACF

At Aspen Community Foundation, we are honored to work with generous individuals and families like so many of you who’ve established funds to support the causes you care about and the needs of our community both now and in the future. We’re also inspired by those of you who are getting to know ACF and want to partner with us further to establish a fund, or simply take advantage of the many philanthropic services we have to offer.

Wherever you are in the stages of your philanthropic planning, the team at Aspen Community Foundation is here for you and considers our relationship to be personal. That’s why we welcome the opportunity to meet in person.  Here are a few insights into what those meetings are all about.

Unlike corporate platforms where the help of a dedicated philanthropic services team can be rare, the staff at Aspen Community Foundation is here to help you every step of the way along your charitable giving journey. Our team is happy to meet with you one-on-one, and we are also happy to join a meeting with you and your legal, tax, or financial advisor to assess your current situation and determine the best charitable tax strategy for you. This includes evaluating the best assets for charitable giving, including publicly traded stock and even other noncash assets such as real estate or closely held stock. 

The team at the community foundation wants to understand the areas of interest that are a priority for you, whether that’s the arts, health care, social services, the environment, education, community development, or something else. We want to support you and your family in having an impact through your philanthropic giving.

As you periodically review your assets and financial situation with your advisors, keep an eye out for appreciated assets that could be ideal to give to your fund or funds at Aspen Community Foundation because of the potential capital gains tax savings. ACF can work with you and your advisors to brainstorm funding strategies, think through giving priorities, and understand how to make the most of your philanthropy through contributions of a wide variety of assets that will help you achieve your tax and estate planning goals. We are happy to go over the appraisal and documentation requirements for gifts of nonmarketable assets such as closely held stock and real estate. 

Throughout the year, Aspen Community Foundation will share upcoming events and ways you can learn more about the causes you care about and what’s going on in the Aspen to Parachute region. Our team is here to help you stay up to date on the various ways you can get involved and support the community.  Additionally, we host philanthropic education events, where individuals and families come together to discuss and learn about philanthropic giving.  To learn more about these gatherings, please contact Stephanie Gianneschi at or 970-925-9300.

"With ACF’s partnership with non-profits firmly established and growing, our prospects for making a significant difference are not only thrilling but also well within our reach!"

Stephanie Gianneschi

Director of Philanthropic Services

| Interested in partnering with us?

Email Stephanie Gianneschi, Director of Philanthropic Services, or call 970-925-9300 to learn more about how we can work with you. Thank you for your commitment to philanthropy. We look forward to seeing you soon. ACF is here to serve you.

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