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Aspen Skiing Co. foundation accepts grant applications

Aspen Times staff report
Aspen, CO Colorado

ASPEN – The Environment Foundation, Aspen Skiing Company’s employee-run nonprofit charity, is now accepting grant applications for projects that improve or protect the Roaring Fork Valley’s environment. The application deadline for the fall cycle is Nov. 1 at 4:30 p.m.

The foundation supports projects that promote environmental education and research; seek to reduce the impacts of climate change; foster responsible stewardship of our natural resources; protect our mountain ecosystems; and preserve and create opportunities for outdoor recreation.

The Environment Foundation is a partnership between Skico employees, the Aspen Community Foundation and the Aspen Skiing Co. Family Fund. Employee contributions are matched by the other two entities. A board of directors comprised of Skico employees governs the foundation and decides which projects to fund. More than 1,800 employees contribute to the foundation annually.

Eligible recipients may be private or nonprofit organizations, government agencies or individuals. The board of directors evaluates all grant applications first on compliance with the eligibility requirements, then on set selection criteria. The board suggests that maximum grant requests not exceed $15,000, though the average grant is $8,000.

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

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