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.

Telluride Venture Network

Investment Bootcamp DEMO DAY!

Entrepreneurs who attended this past summer’s Investment Bootcamp pitched their business ventures to a packed house at the Sheridan Opera House on July 7th. Audience members also had the opportunity to meet Antonio Rodriguez, recently hired by TVN to manage Cómo construir un negocio, TVN’s Business Accelerator Boot Camp for LatinX Entrepreneurs. To learn more about TVN’s program visit their WEBSITE .

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.

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 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.

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

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

employee shortage

TF HOSTS NONPROFIT “COMMUNITY CONVERSATION” ON HIRING & RETAINING STAFF

up telluride trail w gondola

REGISTRATION IS OPEN FOR THE THIRTEENTH ANNUAL RUNDOLA JULY 4TH!

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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

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Mark your calendars for Telluride Science first-ever community celebration on Friday, Sept. 30, 4:30-6:30 pm. Before they start renovations in October, they will celebrate the rich history of the Depot and toast its future as the Telluride Science & Innovation Center.From the Rio Grande Southern Railroad station to Harmons, to the Ah Haa School for the Arts, the Depot has been a hub for gathering through the years. Join them to hear storied tales of the Depot and celebrate what the future holds in this iconic building. Music, food, and fun. Free and open to the public. Raffle to win a night in the state-of-the-art Telluride Science & Innovation Center. If you have photos or stories about gatherings at the Depot through the years, please email them to annie@telluridescience.org by Sept. 14 ... See MoreSee Less
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