Health and Human Service Grants

The City of Aspen also awards grants for health and human services to other government entities and local non-profits. These grants are prioritized for services that will address mental health and substance abuse, including suicide prevention, and programs that support community and family connections for individuals that work or live in the City of Aspen. Grant applications for HHS are available through a joint application process managed by Pitkin County Human Services Department.

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Wheeler Non-Profit Arts Grants

Grant applications are available through the City of Aspen. 

2019 Grant Application

Community Non-Profit Grants

Grant applications are available through the City of Aspen. 

2019 Grant Application 

City of Aspen Non-Profit Grants

The City of Aspen provides funding support to private 501(c)3 non-profit organizations.  We recognize the significance of community-based organizations and/or groups, and the importance they play in providing various services in the communities they serve.

Grant Review Committee

A volunteer citizen board, appointed by the City Council, reviews all grant requests. The Citizen Grant Review Committee evaluates each non-profit grant request in terms of demonstrated financial need, fiscal viability, and adherence to the goals and values of the City of Aspen and value added to the community.

Accepted applications will be forwarded to the Citizen Grant Review Committee, and will be reviewed based on the following:

  • Success or impact of past funding
  • Past organizational challenges
  • Need for specific funding request
  • Number of City residents to be served
  • Youth Programming
  • Aspen-centric focus
  • Overall value of application
  • Impact of grant to the organization
  • Support from other local organizations
  • Extent that resources are committed to Executive Staff is weighed in an acceptable manner

2019 Application Process

Information regarding the 2019 Process is listed as follows:

  • May 2018: 2019 Grant Applications Available
  • July 30th, 2018: 2019 Grant Applications Due
  • September / October: Grant Application Review and Interviews by Committee
  • End of October: Committee Makes Recommendations to City Council
  • November: City Council will consider the funding recommendations during the City's Annual Budget Process
  • November / December: City of Aspen Budget Approved
  • December / January: 2019 Grant Contracts Mailed to Approved Non-Profits
  • Around April 15, 2019: 2019 Grant Checks Mailed

Citizen Grant Review Committee Interview

Applicants may be requested to complete a fifteen (15) minute interview with the Citizen Grant Review Committee prior to the committee making recommendations to the City Council. This is the non-profit's opportunity to present their funding request and explain how it will benefit the community. The committee also has an opportunity to ask any questions regarding the application. The Citizen Grant Review Committee has the option to forego interviews with select non-profits, if deemed appropriate.

More Information

If you have questions, or need further information, please contact Julie Gillespie at the Wheeler Opera House - 920-5774.