Pitkin County Charity & Non Profit

Find Pitkin County Colorado charities and nonprofits. Charities and nonprofits provide information on charitable donations, jobs, volunteering, and events.


Aspen Community Foundation 110 East Hallam Street Aspen CO 81611 970-925-9300


Aspen Foundation for Sports 401 Castle Creek Road Aspen CO 81611 970-920-4151

Aspen Youth Center 861 Maroon Creek Road Aspen CO 81611 970-925-7091

Maki Foundation 210 South Monarch Street Aspen CO 81611 970-925-8869

Shining Stars Foundation 225 North Mill Street Aspen CO 81611 970-925-7827

About Pitkin County Charities & Non-Profits

Pitkin County Charities are not-for-profit organizations that have a philanthropic goal in Pitkin County, CO. The mission of a Pitkin County Charity is to benefit the general public through its work, which is often educational, religious, or organized around public interest activities. Charities can include Pitkin County churches, educational organizations, hospitals or medical research organizations, or organizations tied to public universities.

You may contact Non-Profit Charitable organizations for questions about:
  • Pitkin County nonprofit organizations
  • Making donations and volunteering
  • Pitkin County 501(c)3 tax exempt organizations
  • Donation and contribution tax deductions
  • Pitkin County Charity ratings and rankings
Types of Pitkin County Charities

There are many types of Pitkin County Charities that focus on benefiting society and the general public. Some Charities are structured to help animals, either through supporting animal welfare, wildlife conservation, or in zoos and aquariums. Other Pitkin County charitable organizations prioritize environmental causes or health issues such as medical research, public health risks, or treating the sick and disabled. Pitkin County nonprofits can also have educational missions, including serving as educational institutions or supporting students through funding.

International NGOs, or non-governmental organizations, are typically classified as Charities. They are organized around providing international development aid, disaster relief and humanitarian aid, or human rights advocacy and aid for children. Another major category of Charities in Pitkin County, Colorado is organized around arts and culture, such as museums and art galleries, performing arts organizations, libraries, and public broadcasting organizations. These Pitkin County nonprofits preserve artistic and cultural heritage and also serve an educational mission.

Fundraising Programs

Pitkin County nonprofits have fundraising programs and receive contributions from many different sources. Funding can come from the general public, the Pitkin County government, private corporations and foundations, or other Charities. At least a third of a Charity's financial support must come from the general public. This funding is used by the Charity to advance its goals. Charities can also raise money through events, product or membership sales, or grants. Pitkin County grants can come from the government, foundations, or individuals, and they typically require an application process.

501(c)3 Tax Exemption

Charities are exempt from paying certain taxes because of the contributions they make to the public. As Non-Profit organizations, Charities in Colorado do not declare a profit and instead use their revenue and fundraising to run the Charity and benefit the public interest. Legally, Charities can be organized in a number of ways to maintain their tax-exempt status. Contributions made to certain Charities, known as Pitkin County 501(c)(3) groups, are tax-deductible for the donors, while other Charities are exempt from taxes but donations are still taxed.