The Catto Shaw Foundation does not fund:

  • Unsolicited grant requests
  • Direct donations to individuals
  • Donor advised funds
  • Conference sponsorship
  • Museums, except for specific education programs 
  • Newly established non profit organizations that duplicate existing services
  • Building or capital campaigns
  • Projects that exclusively serve religious purposes
  • Any organization without a 501c3 designation 


If you have been invited to submit a grant, the next round of submissions for the second cycle is due the 1st of August 2018. Please note that this deadline is absolute.   Please use the format of the Common Grant Application found here.

2018 Grantees — First Cycle

Access AfterSchool

Aspen Center for Environmental Studies

Aspen Education Foundation

Aspen Words

Aspen Words Writer in Residence Program

Aspen Public Radio

Creative Capital

Conservation International

English in Action

Independence Pass Foundation

Pitkin County Library

The Art Base

The Shalom Foundation

The Temporary

Valley Settlement Project