The Basalt Education Foundation is looking forward to digging into the new school year, as always with an eye on our mission: to raise funds to enhance education in the Basalt public schools.

Over the past two decades, through our major fundraiser the Taste of Basalt, as well as the Roaring Fork Charity Classic golf tournament and generous corporate and personal donations, we have contributed nearly $800,000 to the Basalt schools to support outdoor education, technology, literacy, hands-on science, art, music, and many other relevant and enriching programs for students. We work directly with teachers and administrators to help the local elementary, middle and high schools deliver innovative, creative programming and experiences for every student.

Ways to Support

This year, we’d love to see every single Basalt family support the Basalt Education Foundation. There are several ways you can do just that:

Donate directly to the Basalt Education Foundation. You can make a tax-deductible contribution online at Or, send a check to P.O. Box 1278, Basalt, CO 81621.

Save the date for the Annual Taste of Basalt, an evening of sampling foods from mid-valley restaurants, wine tasting, dancing, and bidding on silent auction items. This year’s event is Saturday, November 3, from 6 to 11pm, at the Roaring Fork Club.

Sponsor the Taste of Basalt. Business and community sponsorships range from $750 to $5,000. Please contact Lenor Leeds at / 970-404-0244 or Melissa Glenn at / 970-618-7463.

Donate a silent-auction item to the Taste of Basalt. Contact Rachel Hahn at / 970-618-3662.