Welcome to Jasper LEADs

The Jasper LEADs Community Fund Drive was launched through the combined efforts of the Jasper Community Arts Commission, a department of the City of Jasper, and the Jasper Public Library Board.

Jasper LEADs will leverage philanthropic support from individuals, businesses, foundations, and contributors that is designed to:

  • Fund construction of the Jasper Cultural Center for the Library and Arts and assist in program development within these entities
  • Support infrastructure replacement and revitalization of the Downtown Courthouse Square and bordering properties
  • Help save, refurbish, and reactivate the historic Astra Theater through a contribution to The Next Act, Inc.
  • Add to offerings at the current Jasper Arts Center with expanded opportunities for quality arts programming

Through the generosity of a Challenge Gift by Jasper citizens Jim and Pat Thyen, local organizations and individuals are taking part in this rare opportunity to accomplish important, essential projects and improvements that will serve the Jasper community now, and for generations to come.

Our match has been met! We thank our amazing corporate and individual donors, but we realize that others want to be involved who haven’t been asked yet. If you are interested in donating, we welcome your contribution to our cause!

When completed, these projects will promote vibrant, mixed-use Jasper destinations that enhance local business, attract young professionals and families, promote downtown living and walkability, and encourage private investment.


We’re excited about this year’s “Give Where You Live” event coming up on May 19!  Check out the GoFundMe site here: https://www.gofundme.com/givewhereyoulive and take a look at the fliers and information below.  You don’t want to miss this great event!