The City of Aspen provides funding support to private 501(c)3 non-profit organizations. We recognize the significance of community-based organizations and/or groups, and the importance they play in providing various services in the communities they serve.
The City's primary focus of grant funding is within the City of Aspen and the Roaring Fork Valley. The City looks for opportunities to fund non-profits that add value to the service area for quality of life in the community.
The 2017 Grant Application deadline has passed.
2018 Grant Applications will be available in May of 2017.
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The City further recognizes that, at times, circumstances may warrant that financial assistance be provided to some of these groups. Since economic constraints dictate that every request for financial assistance cannot be granted, the City, in order to ensure that each request is processed equitably and consistently has formulated eligibility requirements and policy guidelines that must be met by all applicants requesting grant funding.
The City supports a broad range of non-profits, including Arts (which is fully funded by the Wheeler Opera House with portions of the Real Estate Transfer Tax utilized), Community Non-Profits and Health and Human Services (applied for jointly with Pitkin County). The Grant Citizen Review Committee and City Council look for impact on local community and quality of life.