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 Foundation is funded by public donations. Currently, the Foundation’s focus will be granting emergency relief and hardship assistance to those in need within our mountain communities, and the 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 operations and destinations.

Altera Mountains

Helping support our community members in their time of need

Grant Program Criteria

AUTHENTICITY | PASSION | COMMUNITY | INNOVATION | SUPPORT

The 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
  • To lessen the burdens of government to provide financial support

Applying individuals and qualified organizations or businesses should be able to document that they are residents, employees and/or organizations within the communities surrounding Alterra Mountain Company’s operations and destinations served by the 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 Grant Committee has been appointed to review applications and determine those eligible to receive a grant of assistance. Certain members of the Board of Directors and representatives from each of the mountain communities in which the Foundation operates will serve as members of the Grant Committee. Selected grant recipients will be notified in the manner indicated on their Application.

Application Process

Community members interested in requesting a grant from the Foundation will submit an application form and supporting materials to the 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 Foundation’s ability to meet the requests of eligible individuals at a given time. The Foundation may consider the provision of additional assistance on a case-by-case basis.

  • How to Apply

    Download the English application

    Download the French application

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

  • How to support the foundation

    All donations to the Foundation are tax deductible. To donate, send a check or money order payable to Alterra Mountain Company Community Foundation c/o Alterra Mountain Company, 3501 Wazee Street, Suite 400, Denver, CO 80216. Please include a return mailing or email address where the Foundation may send a receipt. For more information, email communityfoundation@alterracommunityfoundation.com.