Our Mission

The Grand Foundation is a philanthropic organization serving all of Grand County, Colorado. The Foundation seeks to improve the quality of life in Grand County by proactively addressing current and future needs in the areas of Health & Human Services, Arts & Culture, Education, Amateur Sports and Environment.

Who We've Funded

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Since 1996

Grand Foundation History

Established in 1996 as the Columbine Community Foundation, the organization changed its name to the Grand Foundation in 2001. This change highlights the fact that we are truly a Community Foundation, serving all of Grand County, from Kremmling to Grand Lake to Winter Park.

The Grand Foundation has granted over $19.3 Million to more than 500 Grand County organizations that provide essential services and programs, touching thousands of lives in Grand County.

The Grand Foundation is a registered 501(c)3 organization with the Secretary of State & the Internal Revenue Service.  ID #84-1374928.

Our Founding Partners

In 1996, Jerry Groswold, then CEO of Winter Park Resort, came up with the idea of creating a community foundation for Grand County. With the amount of nonprofits that were located in Grand County, businesses could not financially support all of them. His vision “If we could create a foundation that would have transferable passes to sell to the general public, then the proceeds could be given out as grants”. The Grand Foundation started with the sale of these transferable ski and golf passes, which were first made available through generous donations from the four Founding Partners, Winter Park Resort, Ski Granby Ranch, YMCA of the Rockies/Snow Mountain Ranch and the Fraser Valley Metropolitan Recreation District. The vision and dedication of these sponsors make a big difference in Grand County!

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Non-Profits We’ve Funded

Staff Members

Megan Ledin
Executive Director
Stefanie Feek
Development Manager
stefanie@grandfoundation.com
Erica Sponder
Rachel Kindsvatter
 
Avery Gallagher
Marketing Assistant
avery@grandfoundation.com
 
 

Board of Directors

ChairBen WatsonRetiredSprint
Vice ChairRoger HedlundCo-OwnerHome James
TreasurerSheri LockVice President/Branch ManagerUS Bank
SecretaryMike RitschardRanch OwnerRitschard Cattle Company 
Jennifer Armstrong                    VP of Finance & AccountingWinter Park Resort
Shelly NeibauerCo-OwnerState Farm
Gretta FoshaOwnerDrowsy Water Ranch
Natascha O'Flaherty
AttorneyNever Summer Law
Dr. Jim KennedyRetiredByers Peak Family Medicine
Graham Powers                            RetiredTelecommunication Strategies
Nick Kutrumbos
OwnerDeno's Mountain Bistro
Catherine RossExecutive DirectorWinter Park Chamber


Trinna TresslerRetiredDeloitte