Government and Foundation Support

Government Support

The Festival and School is fortunate to receive funding for many of our community service and special programs through gifts from local, state, and federal institutions. We greatly appreciate their encouragement and support, and the critical financial assistance they provide.

Colorado Creative Industries


National Endowment for the Arts - To find out more about how National Endowment for the Arts grants impact individuals and communities, visit

Wheeler Opera House (City of Aspen) Arts Grant Program


Foundation Support

The generosity of the following national foundations, corporations, and other non-profit groups has provided significant funding for musical and educational projects, as well as student financial assistance. A special thanks to the following donors for their commitment to music and education:

America-Israel Cultural Foundation
Asian Cultural Council
BMI Foundation
Dorothy Richard Starling Foundation
El Pomar Foundation
Golub Family Foundation
Les Dames d’Aspen
Lin Yao Ji Scholarship for Summer Studies in Music
LLWW Foundation
The McNulty Foundation
Mu Phi Epsilon Foundation
Sigma Alpha Iota
The Aaron Copland Fund for Music
The Allen and Kelli Questrom Foundation
The Polonsky Foundation
Lynda and Stewart Resnick
The Rob and Melani Walton Foundation
The Solid Rock Foundation
The Tippet Rise Fund of the Sidney E. Frank Foundation
The Thrift Shop of Aspen
Vincent Wilkinson Foundation