The Caring for Community Fund, governed and funded by Aspen Skiing Company employees with a 2 for 1 company match, is now accepting grant applications for its new Healthy Mind Large Grant and its annual small grant program. Applicants for the Healthy Mind Large Grant (requests from $50,000 to $80,000 with a mental health focus) must submit a letter of interest no later than August 1, 2018. Those applying for a small grant (average $7,500) are asked to submit an application by October 26, 2018.
In addition to employee contributions to the fund, in 2017 Aspen Skiing Company executives donated $86,500 of their own money. This, combined with an additional $13,500 from the Aspen Skiing Company Family Fund, will more than triple the budget for the Caring for Community Fund. With these new contributions, Caring for Community will donate approximately $130,000 in the fall of 2018.