Grant Guidelines

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

  • Grant recipients should be locally based organizations that provide benefit to the local community, without the promotion of any particular political or religious ideology.
  • Grants shall be awarded only to organizations that are currently tax-exempt under IRS Section 501(c)(3).
  • Grant recipient organizations must have been in existence for at least one (1) year.
  • Grants may be awarded by an affirmative vote of the Board on a discretionary basis from time to time.
  • Individual entities within a 501(c)(3) organization such as sports teams within schools, or affiliate subsidiaries or programs of a 501(c)(3) organization may make a grant request once a year.
  • Grants shall not be awarded to individuals.
  • Private educational facilities may be awarded grants to support their programs when the specific program benefits the community at large.
  • Grants shall be evaluated and awarded at monthly meetings by a vote of the majority of the volunteers present.