Our History

  • 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 pursues grant funding to build a new amphitheater at Little Beach Park.
  • 2011-The ever-popular Thursday Night Summer Concert Series begins. Free & open to all, the MCF books diverse 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 one-of-a-kind Minturn Barstool Races.
  • 2016-MCF re-launches children's theater programs in the summer, offering performance opportunities and live theater at Little Beach Amphitheater.
  • ​2018-MCF partners with the Vail Valley Art Guild to showcase talented local artists, hosting First Fridays at the space on Main

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.

Jen Pace:

Yoga in the Park

AnneMarie Malone:

Community Gardens


The MCF has numerous volunteer opportunities each year. We need you to help us succeed!



Earle Bidez: Barstool Races

Diana Scherr:
Missoula Children's Theatre

Woody Woodruff: Minturn Maps

RECENT Happenings

The Community Gardens have just 2 plots left for the season. To apply, please visit the Minturn Community Gardens Facebook page. www.facebook.com/groups/MinturnGarden/ or Email minturngardenhoes@gmail.com 


The MCF exists to connect people, enhance lives, and preserve the culture of Minturn.

Terry Armistead:

      Concert Series

Morgan Landers:

Block Parties

Jane Cancan Rohr:

    Community Dinners