Applicants can request an electronic grant application, eligibility guidelines or more information from Brenda O'Connor at Letters of interest and completed applications should be emailed to Brenda.

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See below for more information on the Fund and the type of work it supports.

In its first year of operation, the Caring for Community Fund awarded $35,500 to 10 organizations in the Roaring Fork Valley. In 2018, the Fund awarded over $151,000 to 13 organizations. Three organizations received grants between $22,000 and $41,000 through the Fund's Health Minds Large Grant program, which was made possible by substantial donations from ASC executives and ASC Family Fund.

The Caring for Community Fund is dedicated to serving communities from Aspen to Parachute through the funding of organizations which help facilitate a strong, healthy, supportive and productive community. To this end, grants will be focused on organizations providing community members support in times of critical need and allowing them the opportunity to fulfill their potential. Critical areas of focus include:

  • Healthcare, with specific emphasis on improving access to mental health and addiction counseling services

  • Crisis support – food aid, emergency relocation services, legal assistance

  • Safe and affordable housing

  • Educational and job training resources to ensure all people with specific emphasis on programs serving children and young adults, have the resources, support and opportunities necessary to be successful.

Funding will be particularly focused on opportunities to leverage dollars across the community effectively and expand programs where a need exists.