As of March 1, 2021, our corporate donation program is no longer accepting applications for this season. Applications open for the 2021/2022 season in June.
Purgatory Resort views community involvement as a corporate responsibility. We enthusiastically endorse and are committed to supporting our community both by giving and serving. Because of the scope of our business, corporate donations take several forms.
In response to the impact of COVID-19 on our community, Purgatory Resort donated 1% of sales from its first 2020/21 season pass campaign, matched by managing partner, the Coleman Charitable Foundation, to the Durango Chamber of Commerce. This combined $60,000 cash donation to the chamber was used to support numerous programs offered by the chamber for local businesses in need during the initial stages of the pandemic.
Purgatory Resort offers in-kind and cash donations, services, labor, equipment, and hosts events. On the local and statewide level, we consider not-for-profit programs, groups and causes that enrich the communities where our employees and resort guests live and work.
Purgatory Resort’s corporate contributions are focused on educational, recreational and environmental endeavors, as well as youth development and skier safety programs that positively impact our community, the state of Colorado or our industry. Because we concentrate on having a direct and meaningful impact in the areas we have targeted to support, it is not possible to accommodate every request. In general, our corporate donation policy does not allow contributions to individuals, capital or political campaigns or political or religious groups.
The greatest consideration will be given to those projects/organizations which:
- Clearly identify a need and present an innovative way to meet that need
- Demonstrate an ability to implement the program
- Identify a general benefit to the community
- Encourage the use of volunteers
- Provide opportunities to the community’s youth development
Applications open for the 2021/2022 season in June 2021.