The Forum’s goal is to support community collaboration – including collective impact – that enables communities to effectively address their most pressing challenges.


The Forum works to accomplish this goal by pursuing four complementary strategies including:

  • Building awareness by documenting and lifting up impactful strategies and stories of success;
  • Mobilizing stakeholders through knowledge and network development;
  • Removing barriers by advocating for effective policy; and,
  • Catalyzing investment by encouraging funder partnerships. The Opportunity Youth Incentive Fund is the first funding collaborative being developed and led by The Aspen Forum for Community Solutions.

There is an opportunity to put a spotlight on community success stories, inspire others to act, and take collective impact to the next level. The Aspen Forum for Community Solutions seeks to serve as a platform for sharing best practices across community collaborations, and it will enlist more communities to pull together for community-wide progress while providing them with the tools, support and resources necessary to achieve results.