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General Service Foundation


Last profile update: 04/12/2017
Last grant data update: 07/28/2016

At A Glance

General Service Foundation

557 N. Mill St., Ste. 201

Aspen, CO United States 81611-1513

Telephone: (970) 920-6834


Type of Grantmaker

Independent foundation

Additional Descriptor






Incorporated in 1946 in IL - The foundation is a private foundation that was incorporated under the laws of the State of Illinois in 1946. It was founded and endowed by Clifton R. Musser (1869 to 1956), and his wife, Margaret Kulp Musser (1875 to 1967). The grantmaker is a signatory to Philanthropy’s Promise, an initiative of the National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy (NCRP). By signing on, the grantmaker has committed to allocating the majority of its grantmaking dollars to marginalized communities and at least 25 percent to social justice strategies, such as advocacy, community organizing, and civic engagement

Purpose and Activities

The foundation believes it can make its best contribution at this point in time by addressing some of the world's basic long-term problems in three areas: Human Rights and Economic Justice, Reproductive Justice and the Colorado Program.