Applying for a Grant

Grant Application Deadlines

Due to increased demand and finite resources, The Thrift Shop of Aspen will only accept complete grant applications that are submitted by these three deadlines.

  • January 15th (Presentations will be schedule for February-May)
  • April 15th (Presentations will be scheduled for June-September)
  • September 15th (Presentations will be schedule for October-January)

It is your responsibility to submit your application on time. We will not remind you. If you miss a deadline you will be placed in the next trimester for possible consideration.

Returning Grantees must include a Donation Report Form for funds previously received at the same time as submitting any new application.

Applying for a Grant

  1. Click for Grant Application Requirements.pdf
  2. Methods for filling out the Grant Packet:
    a.Word: Grant Packet.doc
    (Includes: Grant Application Requirements, Grant Application, Donation Report, School Administrator Support Form if applicable, & Presentation Guidelines)
    Word and email are our preferred methods. Do not be constrained by the size of the “blocks” on the application as they will expand as you type.
    b. PDFGrant_Packet.PDF
    If you do not have access to Word, print and fill out by hand and fax to 1-888-583-8315.
Submittal Process
  1. Title all documents you are sending to include the current year, organization name, & document title.
    Example: 2013-WeGiveInc-GrantApplication or (GrantReport, 501(c)(3)…)
  2. Email all documents in one (1) email to grants@aspenthriftshop.org
  3. Title the subject of your email with your organization name & Grant Packet
  4. In the body of the email, please include a list of the documents you have attached.
After the submittal of Grant Packet
  1. You will hear from the Thrift Shop to schedule a presentation at the Aspen Elk’s Club, 3rd floor.
  2. Prepare maximum 5 minute presentation plus a Q&A.
    Presentation Guidlines.pdf (also in the Grant Packet)
  3. You will be notified of our decision by mail.

Returning Grantees
All forms, including the Donation Report Form, can be found in the  Grant Packet.