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  deadlines.

  • April 15th 2015 ¬†(Presentations will be scheduled for June-September 2015)


  • September 1st 2015 (Grants/Presentations scheduled for October-December)
    December 1st 2015 (Grants/Presentations scheduled for January-April)
    March 1st 2016 (Grants/Presentations scheduled for May-September)
  • 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.