Aspen Institute Statement Regarding the PPP Loan

May 14, 2020

In recent days we have talked with our stakeholders about our having received a loan through the Small Business Administration’s Paycheck Protection Program (PPP).

We believe that our application, which was made in the first week of the PPP, was consistent with the goals of the program. Upon listening to our communities and further reflection, we have made the decision to return the loan.

The Aspen Institute is committed to doing our part to help the country and the world both recover from and rebuild after this global pandemic. We stand with all who are trying to make a difference in very difficult times.


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