We are a unique community foundation, providing responsive solutions for our neighbors in need. We address food insecurity, provide health & wellness resources, support nonprofit capacity building and help build community leadership among people of color. We empower individuals and families to gain a hand up, not a hand out.
For many, our picturesque county is also a picture of soaring costs and the inability to make ends meet. Many in our community rely on our programs to help fill the gaps in their lives when they need it most.
Offering barrier-free access to vital health resources.
Providing access to free, nutrient-rich food across the county.
Supporting leadership capacity building for people of color.
Help change the trajectory of someone’s life in the Eagle Valley.
“The partnership with The Community Market is a total game changer. The whole team is super supportive and we are so grateful not only for our food program but for all those in our community, including our families, who access our programs.”– Whitney Young,Executive Director of the Family Learning Center
“The Community Market fed me and my daughter, without asking questions or judging us. They just welcomed me and supported me when I needed it most. Now, I’ve found a way to give back to this organization that changed my life.” – Hayde, Owner, Plentiful Roots
“The community really trusts the people who work and volunteer on the MIRA bus. We are able to take some of the services that are offered at clinics and hospitals and bring them to the community, to people’s homes who might not otherwise be able to access care. Most of the patients we see don’t have insurance, so helping them to navigate the system and provide basic health screenings is critical to their health and wellness.” – Kyler Hijmans, Nurse Practitioner
Our Elevar program participants are making waves as they recently attended the incredible Latinx House Raizado event. 🙌 For several days, our dedicated leaders immersed themselves in a world of inspiration and learning, engaging with a diverse lineup of guest ... Read more >
MIRA brings FREE resources and services throughout Eagle County: Information/referrals to medical services, behavioral health (adults/children), dental services, early childhood, parenting, and physical activity programs Enrollment to assistance programs: Medicaid; SNAP; WIC The Community Market: FREE food Resource Connection Hours: ... Read more >
We are thrilled to highlight our dynamic partnership with Eagle County Government, which extends to each of our programs. This collaboration is driven by our mutual commitment to addressing pressing community issues.
Funding from the Eagle County Government has allowed the MIRA program to flourish, transforming an RV into a mobile resource center that brings essential resources, like WIC and the Colorado Child Care Assistance Program, directly to underserved communities. We must also express our profound gratitude for Liduvina, our ECO bus driver and resource connector extraordinaire, who has become a cherished and crucial part of the program and our EVCF family.
Additionally, our partnership extends to the support of The Community Market, ensuring that fresh groceries are readily available to neighbors in need. Most recently, donating 4H meat to our Markets.
Furthermore through a new grant program, they are proud to stand behind and support our Elevar leadership development program, which empowers individuals in our community to reach their full potential.
Eagle County Government`s commitment and compassion in serving the community have been invaluable to the success of EVCF. Together, through this unique partnership, we are making a significant and lasting impact on the lives of those we serve!
Meet Elvia, a resilient and compassionate member of our community. A local resident, Elvia`s daily routine reflects her unwavering dedication to her family and her commitment to giving back.
At 5 am, Elvia begins her housekeeping job, tirelessly working to make ends meet for her family. Her work ethic and determination are truly commendable. Yet, her day doesn`t end there. After her shift, she selflessly travels to The Community Market in Edwards to volunteer her precious free time. There, she assists in preparing the market for the influx of customers, a task she carries out with a warm smile, knowing firsthand what it`s like to patiently wait in line as a customer herself.
Elvia`s journey with The Community Market began when she faced a challenging period in her life. After breaking her wrist, she found herself burdened with mounting hospital bills and the relentless pressure of daily living expenses. It was then that Elvia turned to The Community Market for support. In this trying time, The Community Market has been a lifeline for her family, ensuring they have access to the food they need to thrive.
Gratitude runs deep in Elvia`s heart. She is profoundly thankful for the unwavering support of the Eagle Valley Community Foundation through The Community Market. In her heart, she feels an undeniable call to volunteer and give back to the very community that has provided her family with essential assistance during their times of need. Elvia`s story is a testament to the strength of community bonds, the resilience of the human spirit, and the power of reciprocal support within our local neighborhoods.
This month at Eagle Valley Community Foundation, we`re especially thrilled to join the nationwide observance of Hunger Action Month and celebrate the richness of Hispanic Heritage Month, a time when we reaffirm our commitment to addressing the pressing issue of food insecurity while honoring the diverse cultures and contributions of the Hispanic community through our program, The Community Market.
The Latino and Hispanic community plays a critical role in the food system of the U.S. According to a National Agricultural Survey, around 83% of farm workers are Hispanic. Latino people also make up around a quarter of restaurant workers and are heavily involved in roles throughout the supply chain. It is safe to say that our food system as we know it would not be the same without the contributions of this community.
Sadly, despite their huge contributions to the food system, Latinos are more likely to be food insecure and to live in frontline communities that experience the effects of pollution and environmental degradation firsthand. That experience, along with deeply held cultural practices of not wasting resources means being green comes naturally to many Latinos. This applies to the food waste movement as well, with many influential and impactful initiatives coming from the community.
Join us in honoring his hard work by considering your role in the food system and joining us in the solution at The Community Market!
👋Going grocery shopping at City Market TODAY⁉️⁉️⁉️
Food Bank of the Rockies has graciously arranged for EVCF`s food pantry 🍎The Community Market🍎 to be at City Market locations in Eagle, Avon and Vail TODAY from 9am-3pm, collecting donations to help feed locals experiencing food insecurity.
🙏Please consider donating food items and household supplies to help those families in need in our valley.
Going grocery shopping at CITY MARKET tomorrow⁉️⁉️⁉️⁉️
Food Bank of the Rockies @foodbankrockies has graciously arranged for EVCF`s food pantry The Community Market @tcmthecommunitymarket to be at City Market locations in Eagle, Avon and Vail tomorrow from 9am-3pm, collecting donations to help feed locals experiencing food insecurity.
Please consider donating food items and household supplies to help those families in need in our valley.
🌟 A Heartfelt Thank You for an Unforgettable Night! 🌟
The Eagle Valley Community Foundation extends its warmest gratitude to all our incredible donors, supporters, and attendees for making our Donor Appreciation Event at Betty Ford Alpine Gardens a tremendous success! ❤️🙌
🎶 The melodies by Kris Ochs and the culinary delights by Vail Catering Concepts elevated the evening to pure magic. Your presence and generosity added an extra layer of warmth to the beautiful garden setting, even in the colder fall temps. 🌼🍽️
Your support fuels our mission and empowers us to continue making a positive impact in the Eagle Valley community. Together, we are building a stronger, more vibrant future for all.
We are deeply touched by the love and commitment of our community, and we couldn`t do it without each and every one of you. Thank you for being part of our journey. 🙏❤️
Let`s carry this spirit of unity and giving forward as we work together to create a brighter tomorrow. Stay tuned for more exciting updates and opportunities to get involved!
🎉🌟 Yesterday was a day of celebration and connection as teams from all three of our programs, The Community Market, MIRA, and Elevar, came together at Fiesta Americas to embrace Hispanic culture and engage with our wonderful community! 🌮🎶
We are also incredibly proud of the Hispanic leaders within our organization, whose dedication and passion continue to inspire us all! 🙌💪
We extend our heartfelt gratitude to our friends at My Future Pathways and Mountain Recreation for inviting us to be a part of this incredible event. 🤝✨
🎉🌟Ayer fue un día de celebración y conexión cuando los equipos de los tres programas, el Mercado Comunitario, MIRA y Elevar, se reunieron en Fiesta Americas para abrazar la cultura hispana y comprometerse con nuestra maravillosa comunidad! 🌮🎶
¡También estamos increíblemente orgullosos de los líderes hispanos dentro de nuestra organización, cuya dedicación y pasión continúan inspirándonos a todos! 🙌💪
Extiendemos nuestra más sincera gratitud a nuestros amigos de My Future Pathways y Mountain Recreation por invitarnos a ser parte de este increíble evento. 🤝✨