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Nonprofit Leadership Gathering Eagle Valley

Fostering conversations and enhancing community engagement and collaborations.

Nonprofit Community Leadership Gathering 

In September 2015, Our Community Foundation was invited to partner with Advisory Board member Beth Slifer to sponsor an annual gathering of Eagle County non-profit leaders. Our commitment to this important work has been strengthened over the years and our annual gathering now includes over 100 community leaders. Together we are facilitating awareness and collaboration across organizations and people so that our combined passions, power, work and expertise can transform our community.

It is truly a pleasure to be among this extraordinary nonprofit leadership community dedicated to enhancing the lives of our local residents on so many different levels. Together, we are a positive force for humankind — helping to build conversation, connection and collaboration for the betterment of all.”   — Melina Valsecia, Eagle Valley Community Foundation Executive Director


We will listen, learn, and collaborate to activate community power, create space for community voice, and give the communities we serve an opportunity to create and implement ideas.

To be added to the list or to update your organization’s primary contact, please contact Grace Anshutz, Director of Development and Marketing, at

  • “The Nonprofit Leadership semi-annual event has become a fun opportunity to network, make new friends and share best practices. I look forward to the collaborations that often result spontaneously!” — Beth Slifer

  • “Great event up at the Harvest. It was incredible to be in the same area with so many wonderful community folks who run our nonprofits. A real honor! Many thanks for all you do!” – Patricia Hammon, RN, Veteran Service Officer, Eagle County, CO

  • “Thank you to EVCF and Beth Slifer for the wonderful evening at Harvest.  It’s always great to touch base with other nonprofits at the Leadership Gathering.” —Marian McDonough, Catholic Charities, Western Slope

  • 58%

    of rural nonprofits have no board members who are people of color. Although rural America is less diverse than the nation as a whole, two-thirds of rural counties consisted of at least 10 percent people of color, one-third were over a quarter people of color, and 10 percent were majority people of color in 2020.

  • 1 out of every 10 employees

    With 1 out of every 10 employees working for a nonprofit, a large portion of our nation’s workforce is feeling overworked, under-resourced, and disengaged. Leaders in particular (60 percent of nonprofit leaders) reported feeling “used up” at the end of the workday, according to DDI World’s Global Leadership Forecast for 2021.

  • 65%

    There are over 65 nonprofit organization in the Vail Valley — we are better together!


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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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What does it mean to lose access to health insurance? 💉🩺🩻💊🩸🩹
Our partners at Mountain Family Health Centers highlight repercussions:

"In May of 2023, continuous Medicaid/CHP+ coverage ended along with the end of the Public Health Emergency (PHE). This means that normal eligibility processes are back in place. Members will need to confirm no changes have taken place in their household or provide updated contact, household, and income changes, as applicable, in order to be considered for coverage. According to the Department of Health Care Policy and Financing (HCPF), more than 524,000 Coloradan’s have lost their coverage. 

En mayo de 2023, la cobertura continua de Medicaid/CHP+ termino junto con el final de la Emergencia de Salud Pública. Esto significa que los procesos normales de elegibilidad vuelven a estar en su lugar. Los miembros deberán confirmar que no se han producido cambios en su hogar o proporcionar cambios actualizados como la información de contacto, miembros del hogar, y los ingresos, según corresponda, para ser considerados para cobertura. Según el Departamento de Políticas y Financiamiento de Cuidado de la Salud, mas de 524,000 habitantes de Colorado han perdido su cobertura."

#EVCF #MIRA #MountainFamilyHealthCenters #HealthInsuranceforAll @mountainfamilyhealthcenters @mountainfamilyco
🌱 EVCF is 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 work diligently to create culturally-relevant and easily accessible opportunities to educate and serve our local community. Our MIRA Bus -  Camión MIRA program will now be present at The Community Market Edwards locations on the second Tuesday of every month. Please come visit our MIRA team to learn more about SNAP, WIC, Medicaid, and Benefit Recovery Fund applications before shopping for food for your family. 

One Stop Shop. 1️⃣🛑🛒
🌱 EVCF es una fundación comunitaria única, que proporciona soluciones receptivas para nuestros vecinos necesitados. Abordamos la inseguridad alimentaria, proporcionamos recursos de salud y bienestar, apoyamos la creación de capacidades sin fines de lucro y ayudamos a construir el liderazgo comunitario entre las personas de color.

🍎📋 Trabajamos diligentemente para crear oportunidades culturalmente relevantes y de fácil acceso para educar y servir a nuestra comunidad local. Nuestro programa MIRA Bus - camión MIRA estará presente en las ubicaciones de Community Market Edwards el segundo martes de cada mes. Visite nuestro equipo de MIRA para obtener más información sobre las solicitudes de SNAP, WIC, Medicaid y el Fondo de Recuperación de Beneficios antes de comprar alimentos para su familia.
Ventanilla única.. 1️⃣🛑🛒
🌿 Unbelievably proud to continue to be recognized among this outstanding group. 

🙏 Thank you Vail Valley Partnership for your advocacy and leadership!
🌿 Increíblemente orgulloso de seguir siendo reconocido entre este destacado grupo.

🙏 ¡Gracias Vail Valley Partnership por su defensa y liderazgo!

#VailValleyPartnership #TCM #mirabus #evcf Eagle Valley Community Foundation #SuccessAwards #2024successawards #vvp
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