Aspen Medical Foundation accepting grant applications |

Aspen Medical Foundation accepting grant applications

Aspen Times Staff Report
Aspen, CO Colorado

ASPEN ” The Aspen Valley Medical Foundation is accepting grant applications for 2009 community grants to health and health and human service organizations.

Community grants fund qualified not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organizations that meet health and human service needs with high-quality services and sound management practices. The deadline to apply is Friday, June 5, at 3 p.m. Updated 2009 grant guidelines and application are available at, or call 544-1241.

The grants are distributed annually in two categories. Partners are funded for three years; affiliates are funded on a year-to-year basis. In 2008, the foundation awarded $440,000 in community grants to more than 30 nonprofit organizations from Aspen to Glenwood Springs. Grantees include Advocate Safehouse, Alpine Legal Services, Basalt Schools Health Center, Catholic Charities, Community Health Services, English in Action, Family Visitor Program, Kids First, Mountain Rescue, The Right Door, Roaring Fork Family Resource Centers and YouthZone.

Community grant funds are raised through the foundation’s Neighbor to Neighbor campaign. Neighbor to Neighbor is a payroll deduction program; employees give as little as $1 per paycheck, up to $100, depending on the level of giving that is right for them. One-time contributions are also accepted. The foundation matches every dollar raised through Neighbor to Neighbor three to one, and all funds go directly to the nonprofits.

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