Aspen International Mountain Foundation
who we are
The Aspen International Mountain Foundation (AIMF) is a Colorado nonprofit corporation dedicated to promoting sustainable development in the world's mountain communities.
AIMF is a governing member of the United Nations Mountain Partnership (MP). Since 2013, AIMF has served on the Steering Committee representing the North American, Central American, and Caribbean region.
To learn more about AIMF’s leadership see board member profiles below. To gain insight on how we aspire to work see our Principles of Engagement.
What We Do
AIMF's initiatives are designed to promote and support sustainable mountain development in our region and around the world. We engage in a wide range of activities including:
National and international forums that bring awareness to key issues that affect mountain environments and communities.
Conservation of natural environments and resources, human livelihoods, and mountain cultures.
Events that celebrate mountain landscapes, ecosystems, and livelihoods.
where we came from
AIMF was formally established in 2001 in the heart of the Rocky Mountains. It evolved from a decade of working with the United Nations' Environment Program (UNEP), the City of Aspen, the Aspen Institute, Aspen Sister Cities, and other organizations. These collaborative efforts culminated in a dedicated focus on mountain sustainable development. This included a series of international conferences such as the Sustainable Mountain Conference in Hokkaido, Japan (1995) and the Chamonix Tourism Summits (1996-2001).
In 2013, AIMF partnered with the Telluride Institute to further efforts with the Mountain Partnership.
Board Members & OFFICERS
[Click on the profile photos below to learn more about our board members]
Advisory Board Members
Neil Beidleman, April Bucksbaum, Jay Cowan, Chris Davenport, Liba Icahn, Billy Kidd, Chris Klug, Pete McBride, Sally Spaulding Potter, Sam von Trapp