A volunteer citizen board, appointed by the City Council, reviews all grant requests. The Citizen Grant Review Committee evaluates each non-profit grant request in terms of demonstrated financial need, fiscal viability, and adherence to the goals and values of the City of Aspen and value added to the community.
Members of the Citizen Grant Review Committee for the 2015 grant funding process were:
- Jackie Kasabach
- Kathryn Koch
- Bill Murphy
- Brian O'Neil
- Teraissa McGovern
- Don Taylor
Non-profit applicants may be requested to complete a fifteen (15) minute interview with the Citizen Grant Review Committee prior to the committee making recommendations to the City Council. This is the non-profit's opportunity to present their funding request and explain how it will benefit the community. The committee also has an opportunity to ask any questions regarding the application. The Citizen Grant Review Committee has the option to forego interviews with select non-profits, if deemed appropriate.