John Denver Aspenglow Fund rounds out 2015 grants
The John Denver Aspenglow Fund awarded $763,500 in grants in 2015 to boost its total giving to nonprofit organizations to $4 million over three years.
The Aspenglow Fund was created after the sale of the Windstar property for $8.5 million in April 2013. The Windstar Land Conservancy and Rocky Mountain Institute split the proceeds.
The land conservancy board decided to donate the funds to established causes rather than maintain the Windstar nonprofit founded by John Denver.
The organization awarded $1,957,220 in 2013 and $1,424,090 in 2014. An earlier article understated the amount awarded in 2015 because information wasn’t available.
The 2015 grants were:
Aspen TREE: $36,000
Children and Nature Network: $45,000
Huts for Vets: $45,000
Lucky Day Animal Rescue of Colorado: $45,000
River Center of New Castle: $4,500
Roaring Fork Conservancy, expansion of poet garden: $126,000
Roaring Fork Conservancy, watershed project: $54,000
Rock the Earth: $81,000
The Buddy Program: $27,000
Valley Settlement Project: $300,000
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