About Foundation


Not surprisingly, the vision of the 1904 home of F.O. and Flora Stanley being converted to public uses through a non-profit organization has been discussed in the community over many years.

After all, it was from this magnificent home that the early 20th century development of Estes Park was greatly hastened by the Father of Estes Park, F.O. Stanley.

The four-acre site and the home have been very well taken care of in its 113-year existence, by its various owners. Because of that, the property is not only rich in local and regional history, but is also well-positioned to become a historic preservation that is very capable of sustaining.

In the fall of 2016, a Board of Directors was formed, to found The Historic Stanley Home Foundation, which is a Colorado non-profit corporation and a 501 (c ) (3 ), tax exempt organization.

The Board of Directors from late 2016 through this time, have been busily developing the organization to perform its stated mission, as follows:

The mission of The Historic Stanley Home Foundation is to purchase, renovate,
preserve and operate Rockside, the F.O. Stanley home as a cultural center for local history education. The home will be an enduring reminder of the evolution and
development of Estes Park and Rocky Mountain National Park.

The Foundation’s operation is accomplished by a part-time staff CEO and a Board of Directors
of seven individuals and dozens of volunteers who support our mission.

The Foundation has formed The Stanley Home Support Team, which will raise awareness of this
important mission to our town and will participate in objectives to reach our ultimate goals.

The Acquisition Capital Campaign will occur in 2017 and 2018. After the purchase of the home
in 2018, the Board of Directors looks forward to utilizing it in the many ways that will bring
benefits to both our residents and our many visitors.

We encourage you to donate generously to this campaign. Please see our contact information
to assist you in donating or go to the Donate Now tab on this website.

We look forward to this long-term mission of protecting and preserving a piece of Estes Park history, which is of great importance to honor the foremost leader in our town’s history.