City of Aspen hands out $1.5 million in grants |

City of Aspen hands out $1.5 million in grants

The city of Aspen announced Tuesday its awarding of $1.5 million in grants and in-kind support to various nonprofit organizations in the Roaring Fork Valley for 2019.

The money comes from the city’s general, Wheeler, and Parks & Open Space funds, and represents a $113,935 increase over the amount distributed in 2018.

The categories of grants include arts nonprofits, general nonprofits, health and human services nonprofits and specific environmental projects supported by the Parks and Open Space fund.

The city’s grant distributions included $400,000 in cash funds and $16,000 in in-kind donations to the arts, $474,200 in cash funds and $103,000 in in-kind donations to general nonprofits, $33,000 to environmental projects and $467,850 to health and human services.

The 2020 application process begins in May. For more details, contact Julie Gillespie at or visit

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