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Colorado Mountain Club Foundation


The Colorado Mountain Club Foundation was incorporated in 1973 as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. The Foundation receives, administers and disburses funds for tax-exempt charitable, scientific, literary and educational purposes, including, without limitation, to unite the energy, interests and knowledge of the students, explorers and lovers of the mountains of Colorado, to collect and disseminate information regarding the Rocky Mountains on behalf of science, literature, art and recreation, to stimulate public interest in mountain areas, and to encourage the preservation of forests, flowers, fauna and natural scenery.

Charitable gifts to the CMC Foundation are tax-deductible and may be mailed to:

Colorado Mountain Club Foundation
710 10th ST STE 200
GOLDEN, CO 80401-5843

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Contact the CMC Foundation here.

2015 Academic Fellowships

Since 1982, the Colorado Mountain Club Foundation has awarded fellowships for research that parallel the Statement of Purpose adopted by the founders of the Colorado Mountain Club in 1912. The Foundation accepts applications from students enrolled in Colorado colleges and universities and awards grants ranging from approximately $600 to $2,000 in disciplines such as biology, chemistry, ecology, forestry, geography, geology, history and law. Although fellowships are normally awarded to graduate students, undergraduates are also eligible.

Three outstanding applicants are awarded the Neal B. Kindig, Kurt Gerstle and Al Ossinger Fellowships each year. The late Dr. Kindig, a graduate of the U.S. Military Academy and Stanford University, was a professor of electrical engineering at CU Boulder. He was an active member of CMC and CMCF. Dr. Gerstle was a professor of engineering at CU Boulder, a long-time member of CMC and the founder of the CMCF Academic Fellowship program. Dr. Ossinger, a graduate of Stanford University, is retired from the Environmental Protection Agency. He is a long-time member of CMC and CMCF and chaired the fellowship committee for many years.

Applications are accepted between January 1st and April 15th of each year. The 2015 application period is now closed. Click here for the application form.