The Minturn Community Fund began as grass-roots as it gets. In 1996, the town's all-volunteer fire department needed additional funds, so local folks took it upon themselves to make it happen. From there, the idea of a community fund was hatched and there's been no looking back! The MCF has tackled everything from fire department funding to improving public spaces, community gardens to concert series, yoga in the park to neighbors in need. And all of it was accomplished because of community-minded people like YOU!
The Minturn Community Fund exists to connect people, enrich lives and preserve the culture of Minturn.
1996-Live in Minturn Concert Series was started to raise funds for the then volunteer fire department.
2002-MCF founders (Andy Kaufman and Al Brown) formally incorporate as a 501c3.
2003-MCF receives a grant to help start Radio Free Minturn.
2005-MCF board members receive grant funding to build a new amphitheater at Little Beach Park.
2011-The ever-popular Thursday Night Concert Series begins in the summer. Free and open to the public, the MCF books diverse and talented musical acts from the Vail Valley and beyond.
2013-The Minturn Community Gardens space is created - and continues to grow and prosper each summer!
2016-The Town and MCF partner to launch the Minturn Barstool Races.
2016-MCF provides funding for two children's theater programs in the summer, collaborating with the Vail Performing Arts Academy and Missoula Children's Theatre to offer performance opportunities and live theater at Little Beach Amphitheater.
The MCF meets quarterly. If you wish to attend a meeting or send us information or a request to review minutes, etc., please send us a message using the contact form on this website or email us
The MCF exists to connect people, enhance lives, and preserve the culture of Minturn.
Terry celebrates 11 years on the MCF board. She spearheaded and organizes the Minturn Concert Series and the Hometown Throwdown. For 6 years she's also been on the Minturn Town Council, and is the Mayor Pro Tem.
Jena has lived in Minturn for almost a decade and enjoys being a member of the MCF board.