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Our People

Our executive director and dedicated staff of smart, compassionate and hardworking individuals keep us connected and to all the ways we can best serve our community.

We are governed and advised by a remarkable group of professionals who share our commitment, our vision and our passion for caring for all who live and work in Eagle County.

Board of Directors


Melina Valescia, Eagle Valley Community Foundation Executive Director, Advisory Board, Elevar

Melina Valsecia
Executive Director

970-343-0850 |


  • 9,000+ Hours

    In 2022, our phenomenal
    Volunteers gave over 9,000 collective
    hours of service.

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  • $1 = $9

    For each dollar you have given, we have been able to leverage an additional $9 in resources and financial support for our community.

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  • 4,000 Meals +

    3,000 Community Members

    The Community Market feeds more than 3,000 community members each week, providing on average 45,000 meals each week. 

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From our Partners at @mountainfamilyco Mountain Family Health Centers (MFHC):

MFHC seeks a Registered Nurse for their Avon Integrated Health Center in Chapel Square. The clinic’s mission is to improve the health of our community by providing equitable and affordable medical, behavioral, and dental healthcare for all.
To apply or learn more, please visit:
⛷🏂 Ready, set, shred! Join us for the ultimate snowy showdown on Vail Mountain!

🌱 Eagle Valley Community Foundation is thrilled that our program The Community Market has been selected as the proud beneficiaries of the Charitable Foundation of Slifer Smith & Frampton - Vail 4th Annual Skivenger Hunt Fundraiser!

⁉️WILL YOU JOIN US for a day of mountain magnificence for a good cause

📍 Where: Vail Mountain

📅 When: Saturday, April 6th

🔎 What: An epic on-mountain scavenger hunt with awesome prizes and even better vibes – all benefiting The Community Market's fight against food insecurity in our mountain community! 

✅ SECURE YOUR SPOT: Join in on this thrilling adventure for a cause! Register today to lock in your spot on the mountain:

🎿 Let's ski, laugh, and make a monumental impact together! It's time to show our mountain community the force of unity for a greater cause. 

🌟 #SkivengerHunt #CommunityMarket #MakingADifference #VailMountain
🏂¡Preparados, listos, triturados! ¡Únete a nosotros para el mejor enfrentamiento nevado en Vail Mountain!
🌱 La Fundación Comunitaria de Eagle Valley está encantada de que nuestro programa El Mercado Comunitario haya sido seleccionado como los orgullosos beneficiarios de la Fundación Caritativa de Slifer Smith & Frampton - Vail 4 to Anual Skivenger Hunt Fundraiser!
⁉️TE UNIRÁS A NOSOTROS para un día de magnificencia en la montaña por una buena causa
📍 DÓNDE: Vail Mountain
📅  CUÁNDO: Marquen sus calendarios para el sábado 6 de abril, ¡será un día inolvidable en las pistas!
🔎 LOS DETALLES: Correa para una caza de carroñeros en la montaña que bombea adrenalina! Traje, montar su equipo, y golpear las pistas para acumular puntos y perseguir premios sensacionales. Y aquí está la mejor parte: ¡Cada registro alimenta directamente la misión del mercado comunitario de combatir la inseguridad alimentaria en nuestra comunidad de montaña!
✅ ASEGURA TU LUGAR: ¡No pierdas la oportunidad de ser parte de esta emocionante aventura por una causa! Regístrese hoy para encerrarse en su lugar en la montaña:
🍽🍎The Community Market Dine Around- Call for Restaurant Partners

‼️The Vail Valley isn't an easy place to live, over 8,700 of our neighbors struggle with food insecurity, unsure where their next meal will come from. Service wages combined with high cost of housing creates a situation that challenges local community members and their employers, like you. We are working hard to build local support and understanding of our work in the business community, knowing that we all have to work together to make our ski town economy work.

✴️ Let's rally together and showcase the heart and soul of Eagle County through our upcoming Restaurant Week! As the mountains close down in April, we want to encourage our locals and visitors to support local businesses and local needs by dining out between April 9-14. 

🍲We extend a warm invitation to the culinary maestros of our community, to be a vital part of this extraordinary event. Picture it: your delectable dishes taking center stage, captivating taste buds and hearts alike. But there's more – by joining us, you're not just offering a feast for the senses; you're becoming a hunger-fighting hero!

For more information, please contact Eagle Valley Community Foundation's Director of Development and Marketing, Grace Anshutz at
EVCF's "Day in the Life Community Tour" provide the chance for you to learn more about the needs within our community, see the Eagle Valley Community Foundation programs in action and learn more from our customers and neighbors. This experience is an insightful educational opportunity for participants to not only engage with EVCF programs, but to also learn more about other volunteer opportunities and the broader needs throughout Eagle County. 

To learn more, contact Grace Anshutz at
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