Aspen Community Foundation

Founded by the Aspen Skiing Company in 1980 to promote philanthropy in the community, the Aspen Foundation, as it was originally named, raised funds by distributing Bronze Medallion Ski Passes to donors: a similar tradition that exists to this day. The introduction of Donor Advised Funds in 2000 further guided the Community Foundation towards fiscal and administrative self-reliance.

Assets and Giving for Aspen Community Foundation


2019 - 41,488,760
2018 - 36,803,112
2017 - 42,142,170
Domestic Grants

2019 - 10,087,488
2018 - 8,788,485


Recent News from Aspen Community Foundation

Aspen Community Foundation Donates $582500 to Nonprofits from Aspen to Parachute
Foundation: Aspen Community Foundation

The Aspen Community Foundation's giving network has given $582,500 to nine nonprofits in the Roaring Fork Valley to help kids and families, the Aspen Times reports. The giving network, a group of...more

Giving Thought: A Gift That Keeps Giving Back
Foundation: Aspen Community Foundation

It's that time of year again: time to open your wallet and see how you can make a difference in the life of a child. The Aspen Community Foundation has a number of ways you can do just that this...more

Regionalism evolves as a uniting force from Aspen to Parachute |
Foundation: Aspen Community Foundation

... Community Foundation. Courtesy/Aspen Community Foundation. The region's growing downvalley workforce migration along with a shrinking stock...more

Regionalism evolves as a uniting force from Aspen to Parachute
Foundation: Aspen Community Foundation

... Community Foundation. “In the last few years, more of our workforce has been moved farther and farther away from what is considered the center...more

Grant helps Health Alliance aid with complicated health insurance plans |
Foundation: Aspen Community Foundation

Thanks in large part to a $21000 grant from local donors and coordination between two local foundations — Aspen Community Foundation and...more

Smith: Pride in First Event
Foundation: Aspen Community Foundation

The town of Aspen, Colo., is in the news for all the wrong reasons this week. First, the town council voted down a measure that would have made same-sex marriage legal in the town, reports the...more

Giving Thought: Collaboration at the heart of addressing the climate crisis |
Foundation: Aspen Community Foundation

Additionally, CORE has partnered with Holy Cross Energy with support from an Aspen Skiing Co. Environment Foundation grant. This grant works...more

In Brief: Rescue Fun helps feed hungry; trucks move off Rio Grande for Nordic skiers
Foundation: Aspen Community Foundation

The 2020 Rescue Fund, established by the Aspen Community Foundation, was created by a local group of Aspenites working with the Aspen...more

In Brief: Chris Klug Foundation has new leader, El Polmar donates to high country groups
Foundation: Aspen Community Foundation

Through the foundation, the following organizations were awarded grants: • A Way Out, Inc. (Aspen) — $5,000 for addiction recovery...more

In Brief |
Foundation: Aspen Community Foundation

Aspen Community Foundation (Basalt) — $2,500 for Cradle to Career Initiative; Trustee regional merit • Clear Creek County Advocates...more

Social Enterprise Network Sites

Co-founders William Mann and David Mravyan devised the Sensimat during a mandatory project for their MBA at the Richard Ivey School of Business in Canada. Sensimat is a device that helps manage and assess pressure among wheelchair users.

Federal Government Grant and Assistance Programs

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