Supporting our Mountain Communities

Established in 2021, the Alterra Mountain Company Community Foundation is a public charity that was created to provide financial support to the members of the communities in which Alterra Mountain Company operates. The Community Foundation is funded by public donations. Currently, the Community Foundation’s focus will be granting emergency relief and hardship assistance to those in need within our mountain communities, and the Community Foundation will provide one-time grants to help provide relief to eligible applicants experiencing hardship. Grants are available to members and organizations within the communities surrounding Alterra Mountain Company’s 15 North American destinations.

Altera Mountains

Helping support our community members in their time of need

Grant Program Criteria

COMMUNITY | SUPPORT

The Community Foundation is available to provide emergency relief and hardship assistance to those in need due to situations and unforeseen circumstances such as the COVID-19 pandemic, natural disasters, crime, illness or death, and other emergency hardships.

Criteria to receive aid include:

  • Individuals, organizations or businesses that are financially needy, deteriorating or otherwise distressed
  • Individuals temporarily in need of food or shelter when stranded, injured, or lost due to a disaster
  • Individuals temporarily unable to be self-sufficient as a result of a sudden and severe personal or family crisis
  • Individuals in need of assistance with housing, childcare or educational expenses due to a disaster
  • Individuals in need of assistance due to trauma experienced as a result of a disaster or violent crime
  • Individuals or businesses who may otherwise require government financial support

Applying individuals and qualified organizations or businesses should be able to document that they are members and/or organizations within the communities surrounding Alterra Mountain Company’s operations and/or destinations served by the Community Foundation (either through residency or employment). Emergency relief and hardship assistance payments must be used by the recipient to provide for basic necessities and expenditures as a result of the hardship or emergency, and recipients may be asked to document such use prior or subsequent to receiving any grant of assistance.

Grant Review Process

A Canadian and U.S. Grant Committee have been appointed to review applications within their region and will determine those eligible to receive a grant of assistance. Representatives from each of the communities in which the Community Foundation operates will serve as members of the Grant Committee. A Board of Directors will then approve grants based upon recommendations of the Grant Committees. Selected grant recipients will be notified in the manner indicated on their application.

Application Process

Community members interested in requesting a grant from the Community Foundation will submit an application form and supporting materials to the Community Foundation by either mail or email. Assistance and relief are open-ended and include victims of current and future disasters, emergency or hardships due to the random and unknown nature of disasters and emergency situations.

Grant assistance amount and time span will be awarded based on the duration and severity of the disaster, emergency or hardship as well as the Community Foundation’s ability to meet the requests of eligible individuals at a given time. The Community Foundation may consider the provision of additional assistance on a case-by-case basis.

  • How to Apply

    Download the US application for individuals.

    Download the US application for businesses.

    Download the Canadian application for individuals in English.

    Download the Canadian application for businesses in English.

    Download the Canadian application for individuals in French.

    Download the Canadian application for businesses in French.

    Send the completed application and any supporting documentation to Alterra Mountain Company Community Foundation via email to communityfoundation@alterracommunityfoundation.com or via mail addressed to:

    Alterra Mountain Company Community Foundation,
    3501 Wazee Street, Suite 400,
    Denver, CO 80216.

  • How to support the foundation

    All donations to the Community Foundation are tax deductible. To donate, send a check or money order payable to Alterra Mountain Company Community Foundation.

    Standard mail to:
    Alterra Mountain Company Community Foundation
    P.O. Box 102707
    Pasadena, CA 91189-2707

    Overnight to:
    JPMorgan Chase
    Attn: Alterra Mountain Company Foundation 102707
    2710 Media Center Drive
    Building #6 Suite #120
    Los Angeles, CA 90065

    Please include a return mailing or email address where the Community Foundation may send a receipt. For more information, email communityfoundation@alterracommunityfoundation.com.