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Colorado Mountain Club Foundation


The Colorado Mountain Club Foundation was incorporated in 1973 under the Colorado Revised Nonprofit Corporation Act.


The purposes for which this corporation is formed are exclusively to receive, administer and disburse funds for tax-exempt charitable, scientific, literary and educational purposes as set forth in section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, 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.


Colorado Mountain Club Foundation

710 10th Street, Suite 200
Golden, CO 80401

Email the Colorado Mountain Club Foundation here.

Academic Fellowships 2015

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 solicits 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.

The three outstanding applicants are awarded the Neal B. Kindig, the Kurt Gerstle, and the Al Ossinger fellowships. The late Dr. Kindig, a graduate of the U.S. Military Academy and Stanford University, was an outstanding professor of electrical engineering at C.U. Boulder. He was an active member of CMC and CMCF. Dr. Gerstle was a professor of engineering at C.U. Boulder, a long-time member of CMC, and the founder of the CMCF Academic Fellowship program. Dr. Ossinger, a graduate of Stanford University, recently 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 must be sent by April 15, 2015 to The Colorado Mountain Club Foundation, c/o Tom Cope, either by mail to 2800 South University Blvd, #108, Denver, CO 80210; or by E-mail. Get the application here.