Non Profit Organizations
Telluride is home to some amazing non-profits. These organizations are doing a remarkable job at enhancing the quality of life for our community and guests.
Ah Haa School for the Arts
A community hub for creative discovery and exploration for over 30 years, Ah Haa offers a wide range of classes, workshops and activities for people of all ages and backgrounds to express their potential through art.
EcoAction Partners is a sustainability organization that tracks the regions greenhouse gas emissions and provides programs that reduce energy and waste.We currently run programs throughout the greater San Miguel County and Ouray County region to accomplish greenhouse gas reduction, focusing primarily on energy, and waste. Our staff and volunteers actively support sustainability in our community through programs such as our Green Business Certification Program, Truth or Dare Community Challenge, and Zero Waste Teams at Telluride’s festivals, regional events, and much more.
Friends of Colorado Avalanche Information Center
Habitat For Humanity of the San Juans
Mission: “Seeking to put God’s love into action, Habitat for Humanity brings people together to build homes, communities and hope.”
Lizard Head Hockey Club
TLHHC adopts the USA Hockey core values of sportsmanship, respect, integrity, pursuit of excellence, enjoyment, loyalty and teamwork. Our goal: Creating GREAT people who enjoy the sport of hockey.
Mountain Munchkins Childcare and Preschool Program
It is our mission at Mountain Munchkins to provide affordable, high-quality child care and preschool to families who live and work in the Telluride and Mountain Village region. Our program offers the highest quality experience by providing consistent, developmentally sound, and emotionally supportive environments for our children to learn and grow. Munchkins also provides a friendly, informative environment for parents and families.
Mountain Sprouts Preschool
Mission: Mountain Sprouts Preschool is dedicated to providing its students with a holistic, natural, and loving environment conducive to learning with reverence and respect for all living things in our world.
Palm Arts, Inc.
Palm Arts enriches and expands the educational, performing arts, and cultural opportunities of the Telluride community through innovative programming and dance instruction and serves as a creative crossroads for our area partners. Palm Arts is committed to ensuring that the arts are accessible to as many people in the community as possible, through ticket prices that average approximately $30, and complimentary tickets available through our scholarship program.
Pinhead Institute is a Smithsonian Affiliate based in Telluride, Colorado that strives to promote science-education both locally and globally. An international network of the world’s leading scientists supports our many educational programs providing unparalleled access to high-level scientific education in rural Colorado. Pinhead Institute educates and inspires children in the greater Telluride region about the wonders of science and technology.
Rainbow School and Daycare Center, Inc.
Since our founding, we’ve focused on supporting kids during all stages of their childhood. Rainbow, These are years of self-definition filled with exploration and discovery. We want each child to realize his/her own capabilities. Rascals Rainbow Rockies believes children learn best through play. There are many opportunities throughout the day for the children to have authentic play where they will be carefully led to have creative and educational play experiences. All activities are designed to adequately nurture the emotional and intellectual growth of our kids. Through stimulating situations and hands-on learning opportunities, children are free to develop into bright young minds.
San Miguel Educational Fund
To entertain, educate, and inform while reflecting the needs, desires and diversity of the community. Public radio broadcasting.
San Miguel Mentoring Program
One to One Mentoring empowers youth in San Miguel County, Colorado to achieve their social, emotional, and academic potential through professionally supported mentor relationships.
San Miguel Resource Center
The San Miguel Resource Center empowers and advocates for individuals affected by domestic violence and sexual assault through intervention and supportive services, while promoting social change through prevention education and community awareness.
San Miguel Watershed Coalition
The San Miguel Watershed Coalition’s purpose is to give the communities and stakeholders in the watershed a voice to direct the future management of watershed resources.
Second Chance Humane Society
We address the needs of homeless pets, save lives through our shelter programs and services, and offer low-cost veterinary care to the communities we serve while developing effective medical, educational, and other programs.
Sheep Mountain Alliance
Sheep Mountain Alliance (SMA) is a grassroots citizen organization dedicated to the preservation of the natural environment in the Telluride region and southwest Colorado. We protect regional ecosystems, wildlife habitats, and watersheds, and offer outreach and educational opportunities.
Sheridan Arts Foundation
The Sheridan Arts Foundation (SAF) was founded in 1991 as a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization to:
- Restore and preserve the historic Sheridan Opera House as an arts and cultural resource for the Telluride community
- Bring quality arts and cultural events to Telluride
- Provide local and national youth with access and exposure to the arts through education
Telluride Academy’s mission is to inspire children and teens through experiential education that promotes physical activity, creative learning, environmental stewardship, responsibility to others and positive life choices.
Telluride Academy is a 501(c)(3) Non-profit
Telluride Adaptive Sports Program (TASP)
The Telluride Adaptive Sports Program is a non-profit organization dedicated to enriching the lives of people with disabilities by providing educational and recreational opportunities that develop life skills, encourage personal growth, and promote independence. TASP offers adaptive skiing, rafting, kayaking, rock climbing, cycling clinics and a whole host of other activities that allow students to participate on an equal level with their family and friends in a safe, fun, outdoor environment. These challenging activities catalyze our students’ ability to become more active, productive members of their communities.
Telluride AIDS Benefit
The Telluride AIDS Benefit (TAB) is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to fight HIV/AIDS by heightening awareness and generating financial support for educational programs and client care.
Telluride Air Force (TAF)
The Telluride Air Force (TAF) is the hang gliding, paragliding, and speed gliding non-profit organization providing oversight and safety-focused regulation of foot-launched aviation in Telluride, Colorado USA.
TAF is a 501(c)(3) Non-profit
Telluride Arts District
Since 1971, Telluride Arts mission has remained virtually unchanged, and our holistic ethos, steadfast. Our unique focus is to advance a culture of the arts in the Telluride Arts District, comprised of numerous institutions, activities, and events, which engage and support artists from around the region and across the globe.
Telluride Chamber Music Association
Our mission is to promote exceptional chamber music to a broad spectrum audience. Through creative concert programs we will provide musical experiences of quality, intimacy and community interaction.
Telluride Early Childhood Center
Telluride Early Childhood Center believes in educating the whole child. Our mission is to create a fun and safe environment where children have the opportunity to explore their surrounding world. We believe in the importance of inclusion and each day we honor and celebrate our individual cultures. We believe in building a strong foundation of education by creating a community of learners.
Telluride Education Foundation
Telluride Education Foundation’s mission is to raise money to invest in the enrichment of K-12 education in the Telluride School District. Telluride Education Foundation is committed to strong, sustained and equitable educational excellence for every student in the District. We strive to be a unifying force in supporting our public schools and bringing together educators, parents, students, local business and community members.
Telluride Farmers’ Market
We provide the highest quality produce, animal products, prepared food, and artisans of San Miguel County. All of our goods are produced within 100 miles of Telluride, so you can feel good about shopping local. From June 2nd through October 13th, you can find us on South Oak Street in downtown Telluride selling the best of Southwest Colorado from 10:30am to 3:30pm.
Telluride Film Festival
The Telluride Film Festival is an international educational event celebrating the art of film. It exists to provide a stimulating international gathering, open to everyone, in which the lovers and creators of cinema come together to see and discuss the most interesting work of the past and the present.
Telluride Fire Festival
Our mission is to create and sustain an interactive performing arts festival, that provides a platform for artists to entertain, educate and promote their work.
Telluride Historical Museum
The mission of the Telluride Historical Museum is to preserve the rich, colorful and diverse history of the region and to bring history to life through exhibits, programs and education.
Telluride Mountain Club
Our mission is to advocate for safe, accessible, enjoyable and respectful opportunities for human-powered recreational activities in the Telluride region, through education, awareness and collaboration.
Telluride Mountain School
Telluride Mountain School is an innovative learning community where strong academics, enriching experiences, and meaningful relationships develop confident, curious students who passionately contribute to the world.
Telluride Nordic Association, Inc.
TNA pursues its mission through the maintenance and development of winter recreational trails and facilities, cross-country ski races, and associated educational and community events. In order to ensure the fulfillment of this vision, TNA is dedicated to working with the U. S. Forest Service, other relevant public agencies, private landowners, local businesses, schools and volunteers to provide high-quality, safe and affordable winter recreational opportunities to the public.
Telluride Regional Medical Center
At Telluride Regional Medical Center, our mission is to provide affordable, exceptional medical care that improves the health and quality of life for those in our community. Our patients are at the heart of all that we do, and we know that a healthy community is a thriving community. That’s why we offer the Telluride area a full spectrum of patient care from family medicine to behavioral health, to emergency and trauma services. Our primary care physicians, behavioral health specialists and emergency medicine doctors are committed to providing a comfortable, safe and positive patient experience .
Telluride Ski & Snowboard Club (TSSC)
We believe that coaching children in the unique and competitive world of skiing and snowboarding fosters individuality, freedom and growth of character and self-esteem. The mountains provide a challenging and inspiring environment. Teamwork promotes camaraderie, a sense of responsibility, community and respect.
Our Mission is to instill and nurture a passion for all snow sports along with developing character, discipline and desire, which encourages young athletes to reach their highest potential.
TSSC is a 501(c)3 #84-1152879
We create theatre that lives in moments of truthful human connection, promotes joyful celebration and is an open dialogue, accessible to all audiences. Telluride Theatre is committed to advancing the performing arts in our region through innovative productions, education programs and community involvement. Our vision is to transform Telluride into a recognized destination for theatre.
Tri-County Health Network
Tri-County Health Network is committed to collaborating with our communities to improve health for everyone. Our vision is to build vibrant and healthy communities where everyone has the opportunity and ability to thrive.
Watershed Education Program of the Telluride Institute
Mission: A commitment to contribute to the inspiration, education, and activation of generations of informed, thoughtful, and innovative stewards of people, place, and planet.