What comes to mind when you think of Community?
How Covid-19 changed everything.
COVID-19 Hunger Relief Response Fund
The COVID-19 virus is having a significant impact on all residents of Eagle County, but the impact is especially hard on financially vulnerable families. In this time of crisis, the Board of Directors at the Eagle Valley Community Foundation (EVCF) is focused on hunger relief. The board has seen the increasing demand for food among vulnerable people, and has launched the EVCF COVID-19 Response Fund to raise the significant capital needed to fund our hunger relief plan. Learn More.
We are requesting your help to feed local families in crisis. Donate today!
If you’re able to VOLUNTEER, please contact Jen Barcza, Volunteer Coordinator for The Community Market: firstname.lastname@example.org or call/text our VOLUNTEER LINE (970) 445-4976
MIRA: Mobile Intercultural Resource Alliance
The goal of MIRA is to bring resources and services TO people. MIRA aims to serve as a single-stop, comprehensive, integrated and culturally relevant approach to resource connection and service delivery where people are at. MIRA will travel to neighborhoods, community sites and workplaces throughout Eagle County. Resources and services available on MIRA will change based on community needs and priorities. Examples of resources that will be available include basic health education and screenings, support in applying to public assistance programs, food resources, workforce development, and coordination with early childhood and physical activity programming, just to name a few. The resources and services will be provided by a wide variety of local community organizations.
Improving the QUALITY of LIFE in the Eagle River Valley, Colorado
What is the Eagle Valley Community Foundation?
(formerly Our Community Foundation)
The Foundation seeks to work within the community to ensure that all local families, and especially children, regardless of background, have access to services including healthy food, basic healthcare and early childhood education. Access to these foundational resources will support the continued development of a healthy and thriving community.
The Foundation has three objectives that support the continuous development of a healthy community, including:
Understanding: We partner with people and institutions to develop a deep understanding of the needs within our community;
Resources: We bridge the gap between the philanthropic components of the community and the programs that address the basic needs of the community, developing resources to manage the most critical programs in the community; and
Impact: We seek to have a significant positive impact on the lives of the under-served members of our local community.
The guiding principles that inform our work include:
Value of Broad Community Engagement: We believe that the wisdom of the entire community is greater than the wisdom of any individual or small group.
Cooperation: We believe in partnering with people and institutions that share our aspirations, and avoiding redundancy of missions and programs; and
Integrity: We believe that transparency and respect are the basis for building lasting trust and impact.
A thriving community is more than a wish. It is a goal we can grow into reality.
YOU CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE
If you’re interested in making more possible in the Eagle River Valley contact us!
Melina Valsecia, Executive Director: email@example.com 970-855-2386