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Telluride Foundation

Post Office Box 4222
Telluride, Colorado 81435
United States

Mission

Committed to preserving and enriching the quality of life of the residents, visitors and workforce of the Telluride region. The foundation does this by providing leadership in philanthropy, strengthening community groups, serving as a responsible steward for entrusted funds, and supporting activities that celebrate our unique community

Most Meaningful Change

We actively pursued utilizing philanthropic resources to create a regional entrepreneurial and start-up ecosystem.

2000 Year Founded
$9,514,293 Endowment Value
$2,248,000 Total Annual Grantmaking

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Population Area Served

13,000

Identifying Information
OrganizationTelluride Foundation
Address 1Post Office Box 4222
Address 2Did not answer
City / TownTelluride
State / RegionColorado
ZIP / Postal Code81435
CountryUnited States
ContinentNorth America
Map Address (If Different)220 East Colorado Avenue, Suite 106
Map City / Town (If Different)Telluride
Map State / Region (If Different)CO
Map Zip / Postal Code (If Different)81435
Map Country (If Different)Did not answer
Phone970-728-8717
Emailpaul@telluridefoundation.org
Websitewww.telluridefoundation.org
Organization Leader (Name, Title)Paul Major, President & CEO
Primary Contact’s NamePaul Major
Primary Contact’s PositionPresident & CEO
Foundation at a Glance
Year Founded2000
Mission StatementCommitted to preserving and enriching the quality of life of the residents, visitors and workforce of the Telluride region. The foundation does this by providing leadership in philanthropy, strengthening community groups, serving as a responsible steward for entrusted funds, and supporting activities that celebrate our unique community
Organization DescriptionCommunity Foundation
Other DescriptionDid not answer
Approximate Size of the Population Serviced13,000
Total Paid Staff (Full-Time Equivalents)4
Total Unpaid Staff (Full-Time Equivalents)Did not answer
Total Board Members32
Financial Information (in U.S. Dollars)
Organization’s Total Income in Last Fiscal Year$4,315,000
Organization’s Gifts Income in Last Fiscal Year$3,476,844
Organization’s Total Expenditures in Last Fiscal Year$3,654,000
Organization’s Grantmaking Budget in Last Fiscal Year$2,248,000
Does Organization Have an EndowmentNo and do not intend to build one
Value of Endowment (or Financial Reserves) as of the End of Last Fiscal Year$9,514,293
Change in Financial Status Over Last Three YearsSignificant improvement
Priorities and Achievements
Factors that Played a Role in the Origins of Your Organization
Community leadershipPlayed an important role
Philanthropic giftsPlayed a centrally important role
Grassroots activismPlayed a slight role
Inadequate government servicesPlayed a slight role
Changes in the political environmentNo role
Changes in the economic environmentPlayed an important role
Government initiative fundingNo role
Foundation initiative fundingPlayed a centrally important role
Bilateral or multilateral initiative fundingPlayed a slight role
Favorable legal or fiscal policiesNo role
Time Spent Working in Following Areas
NeighborhoodFair amount of time
LocallyLots of time
RegionallyLots of time
NationallyVery little time
InternationallyNone
Rate Importance of the Following Functions
GrantmakingCentrally important
Having local people as leaders in the organizationCentrally important
Seeking local donationsCentrally important
Having a gender balance in the organizationImportant but not central
Board reflective of community diversityCentrally important
Building an endowmentNot important
Serving donor needsCentrally important
Acting as a fiscal intermediary for the communityCentrally important
Building inclusion and trust in the communityCentrally important
Pursuing equityCentrally important
Accountability to local peopleCentrally important
Raising money for grantmaking annuallyCentrally important
Community developmentCentrally important
In the Last Year, Extent to Which Programming and/or Grantmaking Involved Work in the Following Areas
Arts and cultureLot
EducationLot
EnvironmentLot
HealthLot
Human and social servicesLot
Human rightsNot at all
International relationsNot at all
ReligionNot at all
Economic developmentLot
Conflict resolution/bridging different parts of the communityFair amount
Information technologyFair amount
Strengthening local or regional governmentNot at all
HousingFair amount
ChildrenLot
WaterLot
Alternative energyLot
Disaster reliefFair amount
Advocacy with authoritiesLittle
Job trainingNot at all
Nongrantmaking Services Offered to Community in Recent Years
Convening for issues of local concernOften
Promote collaboration between granteesOften
Promote understanding of public policyOccasionally
Training/capacity-building for local organizationsOften
AdvocacyRarely
Loaned staffOccasionally
ResearchOccasionally
Community needs assessmentOccasionally
Leadership developmentOften
InternshipsOften
Providing space for local organizationsOften
Access to information technologyOccasionally
Publishing/knowledge sharingOccasionally
Main Trends Over the Past Year in Geographic Area Served
PovertyNo change
CrimeNo change
Trust among different sections of the communityGetting worse
Equitable distribution of resources and servicesGetting worse
Social position of marginalized groupsNo change
Responsiveness of authoritiesGetting much worse
Appropriateness of public policiesGetting worse
Value of community assetsGetting better
Quality of the environmentGetting better
Number of people and organizations working to change and improve their communityGetting better
Levels of innovation and risk taking in addressing community problemsGetting much better
Networks and links between different parts of the communityGetting better
Gender equityGetting better
Charitable giving through the community foundationGetting much better
Number of people and organizations involved in philanthropic givingNo change
Extent to Which Organization Can Claim Tangible and Measurable Achievements in the Past Three Years
PovertyA few small achievements
CrimeDo not work in this sphere
Trust among different sections of the communityA few small achievements
Equitable distribution of resources and servicesSome important achievements
Social position of marginalized groupsA few small achievements
Responsiveness of authoritiesWork in the sphere but no measurable achievement
Appropriateness of public policiesWork in the sphere but no measurable achievement
Value of community assetsSome important achievements
Quality of the environmentMuch achievement
Number of people and organizations working to change and improve their communityMuch achievement
Levels of innovation and risk taking in addressing community problemsMuch achievement
Networks and links between different parts of the communityA few small achievements
Gender equityA few small achievements
Charitable giving through the community foundationMuch achievement
Number of people and organizations involved in philanthropic givingA few small achievements
Active Partnerships
Formal community associations and groupsLittle
Informal associations of citizensLot
Non-governmental organizationsLot
Local governmentLittle
National governmentLittle
UniversitiesNot at all
SchoolsLot
BusinessesLot
Partnerships and External Aid
Other Institutions Helpful to Our Work
National association of grantmakersHelpful
Regional association of grantmakersUnhelpful
Global Fund for Community FoundationsN/A
Particular foundationVery helpful
Other organizationVery helpful
Involvement of Local People
Regularly survey local people about our programsYes
Local people are engaged in the delivery of our workYes
Local people control what our organization doesYes
Have local people represented on our boardYes
Have regular sessions where local people advise us what our programs should doYes
Actively engage local people as volunteersYes
All of our board is composed of local peopleYes
Account to local people about our successes and failures each yearYes
Assistance in Overcoming Main Difficulties Faced in Developing Organization Further
Increased fundingVery important
Better legal or fiscal environmentNeither important nor unimportant
More volunteersUnimportant
Access to advice or technical assistanceNeither important nor unimportant
Better local culture of givingVery important
Stronger civil societyVery important
More responsive authoritiesVery important
OtherDid not answer
Most Meaningful Change
Most Meaningful Change that Organization Has Helped to Bring About in the Last Three YearsWe actively pursued utilizing philanthropic resources to create a regional entrepreneurial and start-up ecosystem.
 

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Identifying Information

Foundation at a Glance

Financial Information (in U.S. Dollars)

Priorities and Achievements
Factors that Played a Role in the Origins of Your Organization

Time Spent Working in Following Areas

Rate Importance of the Following Functions

In the Last Year, Extent to Which Programming and/or Grantmaking Involved Work in the Following Areas

Nongrantmaking Services Offered to Community in Recent Years

Main Trends Over the Past Year in Geographic Area Served

Extent to Which Organization Can Claim Tangible and Measurable Achievements in the Past Three Years

Active Partnerships

Partnerships and External Aid
Other Institutions Helpful to Our Work

Involvement of Local People

Assistance in Overcoming Main Difficulties Faced in Developing Organization Further

Most Meaningful Change

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