Nonprofit meeting
Medical center
Nurses and staff in medical center


Rural nonprofits, which provide critical services and create vibrancy and inspiration in our community, face a host of issues – financial, strategic, and organizational shortfalls. Securing access to appropriate resources is a constant challenge that our nonprofits partners face in meeting the specific needs of the communities they serve.


Support regional organizations through an annual Community Grant cycle; grants address community issues within the categories of health and human service, education and early childhood, arts and culture, environment and animals, and athletics.

Measure outcomes from our grant investments.

Host capacity-building workshops and trainings for nonprofits throughout the year.

Provide year-round support, encouragement, guidance, and resources to the nonprofit community.


We awarded 75 grants totaling $1.1M to community partners in 2023.

In 2023, we distributed an $1.8M to regional nonprofits by facilitating donor contributions and DAFs.

Since 2001, we have awarded over $17M to community partners.

We host, on average, 5 workshops per year addressing topics such as legal issues for boards, grant writing, fundraising.


The Telluride Foundation is doing a great job being a partner with grantees versus a transactional organization. We appreciate the resources and training opportunities provided to us.
-Anonymous Grant Recipient

The support [the Foundation] offers the entire West End community is crucial to this area and many nonprofits and small businesses couldn’t survive without it.
-West End Grant Recipient