Mission: To invest—via a coordinated giving effort—in the nonprofits and social capital entities that support and enrich the quality of life in the Basalt area community.

Opportunity: Property owners, businesses, governments, and individuals are planning to act together by giving to the nonprofits that support the Basalt area community. Some have pledged to donate their entire tax refund amount (or more), while others (e.g., not in the town limits, renters, etc.) are planning to participate as well. If you are a Basalt property owner, you will receive your tax refund in late October, according to the Town of Basalt. With substantial participation, this coordinated giving campaign could create a sustainable funding stream that would be a lasting legacy for our community. The recognition of the greater community needs and the collective efforts of community members working together will enhance the livability and help maintain the “small town character” of the Basalt area.

Our Goal: Raise $1 million or more.

• $500K or more for long term support of Basalt area nonprofits via the Aspen Community Foundation

• $500K or more for short-term support of Basalt area nonprofits

How to Participate: Contribute your TABOR refund to a Basalt area nonprofit of your choice and/or to Aspen Community Foundation (ACF). Either way, rest assured your gift will support nonprofits in the Basalt area. If the goal of $500K for long-term support is reached an endowment fund will be created with funding decisions made by a committee comprised of five community leaders and two staff from the Aspen Community Foundation.

Next steps:

1) Decide how much you plan to give and send your check(s) or donate online to ACF and/or your nonprofit(s) of choice. Please write “Basalt Area Gives” on your check(s) or in the note field(s). If you are sending your money the ACF, here's their address:

455 Gold Rivers Court, Suite 515

Basalt, CO 81621

2) Click here to enter your pledge as part of the Basalt Area Gives campaign.

3) Tell your friends & neighbors and share this site. www.basaltgives.org

4) Like Basalt Gives on Facebook. https://www.facebook.com/BasaltGives


Become a Founder by donating a substantial portion of your TABOR refund. Or, if you didn't get a refund but want to support the Basalt Area Gives campaign, give a gift that's a meaningful amount to you. Together we are exercising the power of collective giving. Below is a current list of Founders.