Paul Cuthbertson Foundation

A nonprofit organization

The Paul Cuthbertson Foundation is dedicated to investing in the next generation of young women and men who have a passion for pursuing excellence in sports, education, music and the arts.

Our 501(c)(3) Foundation provides The Live for Those Who Cannot Scholarships to youth who have deep ties to a Colorado mountain community. We prioritize individuals ages 13-25 that can demonstrate a financial need, have a strong work ethic, are dedicated to mentoring other youth and are deeply involved in their community. Previous scholarship recipients are eligible to apply for funding if they can demonstrate that additional support would further strengthen their ability to achieve their individual goals. Scholarships range in size from $500 to $5,000. 

Since its inception in 2019, The Paul Cuthbertson Foundation has provided more than $61,250 in cash scholarships to applicants who demonstrate an intellectual curiosity, show fierce determination and who exemplify Paul Cuthbertson’s passion for the mountains. Grantees have included youth pursuing medical and nursing school, an aspiring actress, a videographer, competitive mountain bikers, World Cup alpine ski racer, freestyle and slopeside skiers, competitive snowboarders, and numerous other athletes pursuing outdoor winter snow sports.

Your donation allows us to continue to support these amazing mountain youth.



To support youth who have deep ties to a Colorado mountain community, share a passion for life and a dedication to achieving excellence in their pursuits in sports, education, music or the arts.


The purpose of The Paul Cuthbertson Foundation is to invest in the next generation of young men and women by providing merit-based scholarships that help them to pursue their dream and goals in life with a focus on sports, education, music or the arts.

Background Statement

Founded in 2019 in honor of Paul Cuthbertson who passed away on his 21st birthday on his way to meet co-workers for a backcountry hut trip.

“Live for those who cannot” is a philosophy that Paul created, lived by, and had tattooed on his forearm after losing friends and family before their time.

In memory of Paul and this approach to life, the foundation created the "Live for Those Who Cannot Scholarship".

Organization Data


Organization name

Paul Cuthbertson Foundation

Year Established


Tax id (EIN)



Youth Development, Recreation & Sports, Arts, Culture & Humanities, Education

Organization Size

Small Organization


PO Box 1183
VAIL, CO 81658

Service areas

Eagle County, CO, US

Summit County, CO, US

Pitkin County, CO, US

Routt County, CO, US