The City of Aspen’s Grant Program supports non-profit organizations that promote a mentally and physically healthy community; provide protection for our natural environment; and create opportunities for connections for all community members, through partnerships, ease of access, stewardship, arts and cultural enrichment, and innovation.
Since 2011, the City of Aspen has contributed more than $14 million in grant funding to our local non-profits in recognition of the vital role they play in our community.
2023 Grant Cycle
The 2023 grant application window is closed! Next funding opportunity will be announced soon.
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Grant Cycle Opens: November 10, 2022
Grant Cycle Closes: January 5, 2023 at 5:00PM
To make sure you stay up to date with the latest announcements, please reach out to email@example.com and request to be added to our mailing list.
2023 Grant Trainings
In-person and virtual trainings for the grants program are available to all interested applicants.
2023 Grant Reference Materials
- Grant Program Philosophy & Strategic Focus Areas
- Grant Application Review Criteria
- Grant Program Rules & Eligibility Criteria
- Grant Program Scoring Process and Review Matrix
- Impact & Outcome Report (Required for 2022 Grantees)
2023 Practice Applications
These applications are provided for reference only and will not be accepted for review. Final applications will be available to submit via online portal once the grant application window opens.
In-Kind requests must now be submitted via a separate, stand-alone application. Organizations planning to request both cash and in-kind resources will need to submit two applications.
- Cash Requests of $10,000 or Less
- Cash Requests of $10,000-$50,000
- Cash Requests of more than $50,000
- In-Kind Requests
Grant Lifecycle Overview
Guidelines & Criteria Posted
- All information that applicants need is made available prior to the opening of the application window. This includes copies of the application, changes to review criteria, financial guidelines, and other pertinent instructions. City staff hosts a training and Q&A session during this time.
Application Window Opens
- Applications are eligible for submittal. City staff is available to clarify application requirements throughout the open window.
- Application windows closes. Late applications are not accepted.
Staff Eligibility Review
- City staff performs a review of organizational financial information, ensuring that participating organizations are eligible to receive grant funding.
Grant Committee Review
- Grant review committee members evaluate all applications and score each application based on objective criteria. Committee member requests for clarity are facilitated through City staff.
Steering Committee Evaluation
- The grants steering committee aggregates review committee member scores and uses this score to generate initial funding recommendations.
City Council Finalizes Awards
- City Council reviews these funding recommendations and finalize award amounts.
- Grantees are notified of award decisions. If receiving an award, grantee works with City staff to complete necessary paperwork.
- After notification, any applicant may ask for a summary of the grant review and/or steering committee comments on their application or ask for clarification regarding the decision. In such instances, the City grants representative must be contacted in writing no later than 30 days after the final notification.
- Funding is disbursed to all selected grantees.
Find information on the grant funding history.
New Arts & Culture Grant Divisions
The City of Aspen is excited to launch two new grant divisions in the Spring of 2023. The Aspen Artist Fellowship division will support individual artists living and working in Aspen and the Asset and Acquisition Assistance division will support Aspen's arts & culture institutions to help ensure their facilities and materials are as effective and impactful as possible. More information will be available soon .
If you have questions, or need further information, please contact Natalie Blumentritt at 970-309-5631 or firstname.lastname@example.org .
Pitkin County Healthy Community Fund Grants
To access information on Pitkin County’s grants program, please click here.