Able to Give? 

There are many ways to support your community during this time

Ouray County Food Bank pantry is seeking donations, and they can be make by check (mail in) or online:

Buy takeout or gift certificates from local businesses- See the Local Business Listings page for options

Attend virtual happy hours through Zoom, and tip your bartenders- visit for more info 

Donate to the Ouray County Response Fund (with a $ for $ match up to $200 K)

Through the generosity of the residents of Ouray County, the Telluride Foundation has created the Ouray County Response Fund  which has been set up specifically to support individuals residing in Ouray County. Donations to this fund are being matched dollar for dollar (up to $200,000). Contributions can be made to the Ouray County Response fund by by clicking the DONATE button here and selecting the Ouray County Response Fund when making your donation.

Residents of Ouray County may apply for financial support through this fund by completing a Good Neighbor Fund Application. Prior to filling out the application, residents are encouraged to read the Good Neighbor Fund Qualifications and Criteria. Visit the Foundation’s  COVID-19 Community Resource page to learn about other resources available to residents of Ouray County.


If you have questions or wish to speak with one of our staff or need help facilitating a donation by check, cash wire, or stock transfer can contact Katie Singer at 970-728-8717 or

Donate to the Good Neighbor Fund

During this time, The Telluride Foundation is aware that many resident (Sand Miguel AND Ouray County) families and individuals may have short-term emergency financial needs due to illness, health care costs, lack of work, or having to care for children or family members. The Foundation has operated the “Good Neighbor Fund (GNF),”for 15 years; GNF is a one-time emergency hardship funding program available for the workforce in San Miguel, Ouray, and west Montrose counties. We anticipate that there could be a ramp up in demand due to the coronavirus and the corresponding economic impacts, and we will try to meet this demand. For more information about donating to the Good Neighbor Fund,  please contact Tri-County Health Network, email, or call 970-708-7096.

Fund for Families in Ouray County in Need via Voyager

Voyager has created a fund to support families affected by the COVID19 virus.  All donations to our 501(C)3 organization are tax deductible.  Voyager is coordinating with agencies across the county to ensure that these funds are distributed efficiently and equitably.  Donations can be made directly on our Voyager website, and 100% of the funds will 1) be tax deductible due to our 501 3C status and 2) go to assist Ouray County families/community members in need. Details Here.

Donate to Black Hills Cares

Black Hills Cares helps eligible customers in need pay their Black Hills Energy bills or emergency energy-related expenses. The program uses voluntary tax-deductible donations from our customers and employees. We match those contributions dollar for dollar.  More Here.

Mutual Aid Forum

Where citizens will be connected with patrons who are able to give to those who have immediate needs and are requesting help.

Donate to the Food Pantry

Food donations can be dropped off during those hours. Anyone wanting to donate money can do so on our website or send a check to PO Box 903, Ridgway., 970-626-4273 or 970-626-5872

Personal Protective Equipment Drive for Health Care Providers