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.

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 $50 Million in the Telluride region through grants and initiatives.

Two boys playing with blocks

“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.

Three school-aged girls smiling

“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 2018, we awarded $120k in scholarships to Telluride and regional high school graduates.

Candlelight vigil

“You are making a difference in the lives of those affected by violence. Your generous grant donation of $44,000, for the year 2015, will give hope to our community…Hope to survivors who simply want to live in a home without violence.”

— San Miguel Resource Center

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.

A group of high school graduted holding their diplomas with their teachers

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

NEWS

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CELEBRATING THE CLASS OF 2020 - SCHOLARSHIP NAMES ANNOUNCED

June 23, 2020

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CO PARTNERS WORKING ON INCREASING RURAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP

June 22, 2020

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LOCAL ANNUAL FOOTRACE USING SAFETY PROTOCALLS APPROVED

June 22, 2020

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RESOURCES FOR BUSINESSES IMPACTED BY COVID-19

May 6, 2020

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Telluride Foundation

Hey Rundola Runners!
Thanks so much for registering for the 10th Annual Rundola. As we all know, things are a bit different this year. To avoid gatherings & create distancing, there is no bib pick up today (July 3). All registered participants will received an email through runreg.com TONIGHT with your assigned start time. Please come get your shirt and bib 5 min before your time. Remember to carry your own water & no gondola access from the top so take the cool down walk to the bottom.

Thank you for your support & patience. It is great that we can race! See you tomorrow & Happy Fourth of July!
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2020 Ah Haa art AuctionWe cannot wait to share all of the fantastic items up for bid in this year’s online auction, including this mixed media encaustic piece, “Hold Me” by our fearless leader, Judy Kohin ❤️

Everything will go live this Thursday at noon, so head to the link below and register for your FREE paddle. If you’ve never attended one of our auctions before, now’s your chance!

www.ahhaa.org/ah-haa_events/art-auction/
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2020 Ah Haa art Auction