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


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


Access AfterSchool

Anderson Ranch Arts Center

Ascend at the Aspen Institute

Aspen Center for Environmental Studies

Aspen Community Foundation

Aspen Education Foundation

Aspen Music Festival and School

Aspen Santa Fe Ballet

Aspen Words

Aspen Words Writer in Residence Program

Aspen Public Radio

Creative Capital

Conservation International

Doctors Without Borders

English in Action

Greater Yellowstone Coalition


Huts for Vets

Island Press

Pitkin County Library

The Art Base

The Shalom Foundation

Valley Settlement Project


Wilderness Workshop

Women's Earth Alliance