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Fiscal Sponsorship

We are an administrative “home” for many Eagle Valley causes.

Many people in the Eagle Valley are doing good work on behalf of our community. Many of these projects are a good match for Eagle Valley Community Foundation’s goal of working on issues that impact quality of life for all residents in the Eagle Valley.

However, when they are a group of people working together on one specific project, without paid staff or overhead, then they do not have tax exempt status. As a service to important projects such as these, our Foundation provides fiduciary oversight, financial management, and other administrative services to help build the capacity of these charitable projects.

Projects we have partnered include:

Bindu Sky Pomeroy Memorial Fund
The Bindu Sky Pomeroy Memorial fund was created after Bindu Sky Pomeroy, beloved Vail Valley local, snowboarder, teacher, brother, son and friend of many tragically passed away on November 27, 2018. He left a legacy many hope to carry on. In Bindu’s memory, honoring his giant heart and his outrageous passion for life, some legacy projects were created to have a lasting impact in Eagle County and beyond. Some scholarship awards are being presented to local students in financial need who have a passion for both academic and athletic excellence, including an annual Bindu Sky Spirit Award to support a local high school student’s dream of pursuing their passion in snowboarding or skiing as well as an ongoing secular mindfulness-based school program to “Educate the Heart”.

Eagle County Veterans Assistance Fund
Eagle County is home to thousands of military veterans, many of whom struggle to return to civilian life. Vail Veterans Program Founder Cheryl Jensen has collaborated with Johnson & Johnson to establish a national program to help military veterans accept their challenges and develop a plan for success. EVCF and Vail Veterans Program identified and funded local veterans willing to participate in the national program.

Red Canyon High School Impact Fund
Red Canyon High Schools is centered around meeting the diverse needs of our students in order to develop individuals who are respectful, community-minded, hopeful, and self-aware. RCHS provides a safe “non-traditional” learning environment, where all students acquire the skills, knowledge, and behaviors necessary to be productive citizens in an ever-changing world. This fund supports RCHS students facing challenges, assisting with the continuation and completion of their high school education.

Sk8 Gypsum

Sk8 Gypsum is a project designed for and led by students in our community. They aim to build a new 9,000-to-11,000 square feet cast-in-place and/or shotcrete concrete skate park facility in Gypsum. A well-designed skate park is a great way to bring community members together. By creating a skate park that is more desirable for older skaters, they envision a more positive community for youth and a positive impact on the mental health epidemic kids are facing. A student involved in this project shared, “Skating has saved my life because it’s given me something to do and friendships and a community at the skatepark.”

Learn more | Download the Sk8 Gypsum Sponsorship Packet

Emergency Response Fund
A locally controlled relief fund, this was created to respond to urgent community needs brought on by broad-based emergencies, disasters or crises.

New Projects

If you’re interested in making more possible in the Eagle River Valley contact Director of Development and Marketing, Grace Anshutz, at grace@eaglevalleycf.org

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. 

🧡ACTION🧡 for Hunger Action Month

#takeaction #HungerActionMonth #endhunger #citymarket #foodbankoftherockies
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