The Caring for Community Fund, governed and funded by Aspen Skiing Company employees, is now accepting grant applications that support mental health services and reduce the stress of families and individuals living in poverty. The next application deadline is September 21, 2018 at 4:30pm.

Launched in the fall of 2016, the Caring for Community Fund is dedicated to serving the Roaring Fork Valley’s neediest people by supporting human and social service organizations working from Aspen to Glenwood Springs. Grants will be focused on providing critical support that will enable low-income families and individuals to maintain employment and be self-sufficient. In particular the board hopes to improve access to mental health services.

The Caring for Community Fund is funded by employees of Aspen Skiing Company and supported by a 2 for 1 matching commitment from the company. The Fund is directed by an employee board. Employees who have never before given away money are deeply engaged in the process, learning about issues impacting their neighbor’s quality of life. Long after an employee serves on the board, many will continue to play active roles in the organizations and issues they learned about during their service.

Eligible organizations may include those providing child care services, mental health and addiction counseling, healthcare, affordable housing or access to any service helping people get back on their feet. Grant requests will be considered up to $5,000. The Fund may consider larger requests if proposals clearly demonstrate a unique opportunity to make significant impact on issues of critical importance to the Roaring Fork Valley. Eligible recipients may be nonprofit (501 c3) organizations, schools or government agencies.

Applicants can request an electronic grant application, eligibility guidelines or more information from Matthew Hamilton at Completed applications should be emailed to Matthew.