Welcome to the Telluride Foundation

Since 2000, the Foundation has been working hard to ensure our entire region has access to the resources it needs to improve the quality of life of all residents. We strive to meet the challenges of today and tomorrow with a focus on strengthening our robust community of nonprofits, serving our citizens and bolstering our region’s economic ecosystem; all to Make More Possible for everyone living and working in the Telluride region. If you share our passion for this place we all call home, you’re in good company. We’d love to talk.

Congratulations to our 2022 Volunteers of the year!

This year, as nominations for the “Volunteer of the Year” (previously known as “Citizen of the Year”) rolled in, a clear theme emerged – Latino leaders advocating for the Latino community. What’s more, these leaders are not just volunteering during their free time, they are engaged 24 hours a day in a tireless effort to advocate, educate, advise, comfort, and support the welfare of the region’s burgeoning Latino community. It is with gratitude and admiration, that the Telluride Foundation awards the 2022 Volunteers of the Year to a team of exceptional leaders made up of Claudia Garcia Curzio, Julia Millan Avila, and Andres Jacinto Alonzo for their exemplary leadership in the community. The Telluride Foundation will hold a community celebration on October 11th at the Transfer Warehouse from 4-6pm. The event will be bilingual, and the entire community is encouraged to attend.

Thinking Outside
The Box Canyon.

It takes the entire region to make Telluride the magnificent place that it is. Our community includes a diverse group of individuals, from ranchers in the west end town of Paradox, to die-hard ski enthusiasts in Telluride; from visitors and 2nd home owners in the Mountain Village to retired miners in Ouray, and everyone in-between. We think beyond our three canyon walls to help the entire region thrive. By coming together as a community, we can make more possible.

IMPACT

Pinhead institute students

Since our inception, we have invested over $70 Million in the Telluride region through grants and initiatives.

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“We would not be able to help our working families with tuition assistance if it weren’t for your support. Your gift to us is greatly appreciated!”

— Telluride Early Childhood Center

88% of every dollar spent is for program vs supporting expenses. This ratio is in the top tier of nonprofits in the country.

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“Thank you for funding our dental program. Your contribution will allow us to continue to provide dental care to people who cannot afford services.”

— Uncompahgre Medical Center

Student receiving scholarship

In 2021 awarded $173K in college scholarships to regional high school students including our Chang Chavkin Scholarship Program that supports students who are first in their families to attend college.

Medical shuttle

Provided 2000 Free medical shuttles to low income community members and brought Lyft to the region, making access to critical healthcare services possible.

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Recognized nationally as the fourth most active grant maker in the country.

NEWS

Volunteers of the Year 2022

THE TF BOARD ANNOUNCES THE 2022 VOLUNTEERS OF THE YEAR

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TF HOSTS UPCOMING TELLURIDE WORKSHOP TO INCREASE SOCIAL MEDIA SKILLS

Non Profit Gathering - Spring 2022

TELL FOUNDATION ANNOUNCES ANNUAL COMMUNITY GRANT APPLICATION PROCESS

Rural Housing project

THE PRICES FOR NORWOOD PINION PARK HOMES FOR LOCALS ANNOUNCED

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Telluride Foundation

Telluride Foundation

The Telluride Foundation exists to promote philanthropy and create a stronger Telluride community. We support all charitable organizations, offer donors easy and effective ways to give, and build resources to meet future charitable needs in the regio