Local Charities We Are Proud to Support:

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Access Unbound

By enabling access to high quality professional instruction, Access Unbound's mission is to transform and heal the lives of people with disabilities, or disabling conditions, who qualify for our partner adaptive programs. Access Unbound removes financial barriers working to provide individuals with disabilities, groups, and our partner organizations with trusted, high-quality, professional education and fun recreation. AccessUnbound.org


Angels in Action

Angels in Action is an annual family run/walk in Avon, Colorado. 100% of the proceeds benefit the Crissa Lea Swinford Memorial Fund which provides scholarships to graduating senior women in Eagle County. The organization was started by one of Slifer Smith & Frampton’s wonderful brokers in honor of his daughter.


Bravo! Vail 

Bravo! Vail is the only festival in North America to host three of the world’s finest orchestras in a single season. Each summer, the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, The Philadelphia Orchestra, and the New York Philharmonic take up residence in Vail, featured in programs of the great classics, plus jazz and pops. In addition, world-renowned chamber music artists perform a diverse and eclectic chamber music series. While audiences come for a variety of reasons, they stay with Bravo! Vail for the ultimate trifecta: enjoying extraordinary music in the company of great friends and the natural beauty of the Vail Valley. Bravo! Vail’s mission statement is “enriching people’s lives through the power of music: producing the finest performances by the greatest artists, fostering music education and promoting a life-long appreciation of the arts.” BravoVail.org


Bright Future Foundation

Bright Future Foundation was founded in 1983 in the basement of the Vail Chapel with the mission of prevention and intervention of domestic violence. The Bright Future Foundation Empowers individuals and families affected by domestic violence and sexual assault to lead safe productive lives through prevention services, advocacy, crisis intervention and recovery services. Their aid programs include: Buddy Mentors Program, Advocates Against Assault, Transitional Housing, Youth Advocacy Programs, Parenting Classes, and Freedom Ranch Safehouse; Eagle County’s first and only safehouse and emergency shelter for victims of domestic violence and sexual assault. In 2013 Bright Future Foundation provided 1,107 nights of safety and security at the Freedom Ranch Safehouse. BrightFutureFoundation-ec.org


Buddy Werner League

Buddy Werner was an internationally renowned alpine ski racer who was a member of the Olympic Alpine Team in 1956, 1960 and 1964. Buddy was America's first true world class ski racer. A native of Steamboat Springs, Buddy had a breakneck style which caused spectacular spills, but also enabled him to win virtually every championship available during his mercurial career. When Buddy wasn't racing, he would gather up the local youth and bring them to the mountain to teach them about ski racing. The Buddy Werner Race League pays tribute to his legend by providing a recreational race program that strengthens young skiers grades 2nd - 8th. Participants will have the opportunity to ski with coaches and others in their age group and ability level for ten days in Beaver Creek. Each non-race day the coaches speak to our skiers about one of the following themes:  Safety, Sportsmanship, teamwork, Integrity, Hard Work, Adventure and Humility.  They tie these themes into the sport of skiing and racing.  The hope is that we can pass on the Buddy Werner Legacy to our participants and that they think of Buddy and all that he did for the sport of skiing. VailBeaverCreekBWL.org


Castle Peak Senior Care Community (Cassia)

Caste Peak Senior Care was conceived in response to the critical needs of a growing number of older adults in Eagle County. The county is partnering with the nonprofit organization Augustana Care to build the care community on a three-acre site in Eagle Ranch. The facility will serve about 110 people at all income levels annually. The complex, which will allow older generations to stay in the community, will include 20 assisted living rental apartments, 22 skilled nursing private units, 12 memory care private suites, and 10 short-term rehab private suites. CastlePeak.org


CASA of the Continental Divide

CASA is a nonprofit organization that trains and supervises volunteers to represent the best interests of victims of child abuse, neglect, and severe domestic conflict. CASA volunteers are appointed by judges to be a voice for these children in court and in the community. The desired result is that children be placed in permanent safe and loving homes where they can thrive. MTNCASA.org


Colorado Mountain College – Hero Scholarship

This scholarship is given annually to an Eagle County student for their tuition, books, and fees at Colorado Mountain College in Edwards, Colorado. It is merit and financial need based and helps eagle county students attend CMC Edwards. ColoradoMtn.edu


Celebrate The Beat

CTB is a Colorado based organization, teaching inspirational music and dance classes that help children discover their potential by motivating them to believe in themselves, value artistic expression, and develop a personal standard of excellence. During and after school hours, our Teaching Artists serve entire grades, or an entire school, by creating a music and dance extravaganza inspired by that year’s educational theme. CTB was founded as an associate program of National Dance Institute, created by Jacques d’Amboise in the belief that the arts have a unique power to engage children and motivate them toward excellence.  They teach high energy, joyful, physically and mentally demanding classes that instill confidence, pride, work ethic, and a mentality of never giving up. CTB elicits in children a personal standard of excellence by using dance as the medium to teach children a valuable life lesson: that energy, discipline, hard work, commitment, and joyful concentration can lead to success.  For many children CTB is a life-changing event; for all, it is an amazing experience they will never forget.  CTBeat.org


The Cycle Effect

TCE's mission is to empower young women through mountain biking to create brighter futures and build stronger communities. Over 100 participants of the Girls Mountain Bike Program learn about determination and overcoming stress or obstacles in their everyday lives. The Cycle Effect removes financial and cultural barriers to make mountain biking accessible for lower income 5th-12th grade girls. 100% of the girls that have graduated from the program have gone to college, many being the first in their family. TheCycleEffect.org


Eagle River Watershed Council

The Eagle River Watershed Council advocates for the health and conservation of the Upper Colorado and Eagle River basins through research, education, and projects. The Council strives to protect and enhance the high-quality natural, scenic and economic values that our rivers and tributaries provide to the citizens, visitors and wildlife of the Eagle River and Colorado River watersheds located in Eagle County. The Eagle River Watershed Council believes that our rivers and streams are the life-blood of our valley. Their preservation and restoration improves our economy, our culture, and our quality of life. The Eagle River Watershed covers 970 square miles, and is composed hundreds of tributary streams, approximately 120 natural lakes, and eight reservoirs. These streams supply the water for all of Eagle County’s population as well as several Front Range communities. erwc.org


Eagle Valley Child Care Association

The Eagle Valley Child Care Association operates 2 early childhood centers in Eagle County, Colorado. In 2000, local business leaders joined together to address the growing need for quality early childhood services in Eagle County.  This collaboration led to the formation of the Eagle Valley Child Care Association (EVCCA). Eagle Valley Child Care Association strives to ensure that students are ready for their formal educational years. In your child’s last year of preschool, he/she will enter our Pre-K Enrichment Group.  This group meets daily to focus on Kindergarten Preparedness.  In the fall of your child’s Pre-K year, each school will host an open house to discuss the Pre-K program and outline our goals and objectives for the year. EagleValleyChildCare.com


Eagle Valley Humane Society

EVHS was established in 1973 to address the needs of the homeless animals in Eagle County, CO., and the limited animal control services available at that time. Today EVHS retains its highly visible and respected role as the primary leader in public outreach programs that affect both people and animals. .  Their programs include Animal Protection Agenet, Spay and Neuter Programs, Financial Medical Assistance, Volunteer Program, Free Obedience Classes, Foster Care Program, Trap-Neuter-Return Program, Pet Adopt-A-Thons, and more. The mission of the Eagle Valley Humane Society is the prevention of cruelty to animals, the enforcement of animal cruelty laws, the relief of suffering among animals, the promotion of humane education, the facilitation of the adoption of homeless animals that are seeking forever homes, spreading community awareness of animal issues, and then prevention of pet overpopulation through spay and neuter programs. AdoptAFriend.org


Eagle Valley Land Trust 

Since 1981, Eagle Valley Land Trust has served the central Rocky Mountain region by promoting sound land-use decisions at local and state levels, educating the public about the importance of land conservation, and conserving forever land that protects the region’s pristine waterways, critical wildlife habitat, unsurpassed scenic views, recreational access, and rural western ranching character.  We are your local land trust, the only organization solely dedicated to conserving land in our community working both with private land owners as well as partnering with public agencies such as Eagle County Open Space.

Land protected forever by Eagle Valley Land Trust is fundamental to our mountain community's future because our land is our biggest asset. Wildlife, scenic views, recreational opportunities, and even real estate values benefit when the places we love to be outside are protected, forever. Join Eagle Valley Land Trust in preserving the character of our community, one acre at a time. Eagle Valley Land Trust


Eagle Valley Senior Life (Caregiver Connections)

Caregiver Connections, formerly known as Eagle Valley Senior Life, was initiated in 2011 by a group of caregivers and other invested individuals in response to the need for services and programs for older adults who require full-time care and their caregivers. The Senior Spot was the first and remains the only adult day program in Eagle County. Unpaid family caregivers of older adults frequently find themselves isolated and deal with depression and stress, including financial pressures, preventing them from doing something special for themselves as a means towards self-care. Their mission is to connect family caregivers of older adults to resources and respite that will empower them to be the best caregivers they can be. GetCaregiverConnections.org


The Education Foundation of Eagle County

The purpose of EFEC is to make specific and targeted recommendations to, and to work in conjunction with the Eagle County School district to retain our most qualified teachers, preserve staffing levels, maintain smaller class sizes, conserve and improve one on one teacher-student ratios, and to protect vital programs and curricula that have been or are in danger of being reduced or eliminated.  Our top priority is to maintain an excellent learning experience for students in Eagle County. The Education Foundation has worked in partnership with Eagle County Schools to fund strategic initiatives and programs for quality education in Eagle County. efec.org


Habitat for Humanity

Habitat for Humanity builds homes, communities and hope.  Through construction of simple, decent homes, Habitat creates affordable homeownership opportunities for lower income families.  Each family contributes hundreds of hours of “sweat equity” toward construction alongside many other volunteers and community groups.  Through generous donations of time, materials and financial contributions, Habitat is able to keep the price of these homes affordable for these hard-working, local families. HabitatVailValley.org

HomeCare & Hospice of the Valley 

HomeCare and Hospice of the Valley is the only locally owned non-profit provider of HomeCare and Hospice services. They will work with all insurances to obtain as much coverage as possible for our services. We are committed to serving patients regardless of their insurance. Their mission is to improve the quality of life for patients and their families who are facing a life-limiting illness by addressing physical, emotional, and spiritual needs. They do this by providing three core areas of service to patients and their families who reside in any of the local communities in the Roaring Fork, Colorado, Crystal, and Eagle River Valleys. Their Home Health services provides care for individuals with diseases such as Alzheimer’s, Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson’s, cancer, heart disease, strokes, extensive and complicated wound care, as well as diabetes management. Their Hospice services provide care to individuals who are diagnosed with a life-limiting illness who have a prognosis of six months or less to live. And their Private Pay Services offers private duty nursing by certified nursing aides or personal care assistants. hchotv.org


The Literacy Project

The mission of the Literacy Project is to empower Eagle Valley community members of all ages by offering free assistance in acquiring the English literacy skills they need to function more effectively in their daily lives. The program is based on the whole language philosophy of teaching, which emphasizes individualized lesson plans based on social needs and using real life materials such as newspapers and job applications. Students set their own education and life goals, which may include securing a job, getting a driver’s license, and reading to their children. LiteracyProjectEagleCounty.org


Mountain Valley Horse Rescue

Mountain Valley Horse Rescue is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization committed to rescuing, rehabilitating, and rehoming abused, neglected, abandoned, and unwanted equines. As one of the only horse rescue organizations on the Western Slope, they cover a lot of territory. They make an everlasting difference for those equines we can save and with help, they can save many more. MountainValleyHorseRescue.com


Mountain Youth Coalition

Mountain Youth Coalition makes youth a community priority. The mission of the Mountain Youth Coalition is to collaborate with local youth-serving organizations to assess prevention needs, coordinate substance abuse prevention efforts, and build capacity through strategic plans, programs and policies around the issues facing young people. Since their inception in 2001, ERYC has expanded beyond a sole focus on collaborative support to address gaps and offer a variety of prevention programming. With a collaborative focus on meeting youth and familial needs, ERYC provides substance abuse prevention, youth advocacy and parent outreach efforts throughout the Eagle River Valley.  MountainYouth.org


Porchlight Players

Porchlight Players was founded in 2004 to provide opportunities to both attend and participate in live theater in western Eagle County. Their mission is simple:  provide convenient and economical access to live theater, be it through attending performances or participating in the production of theatrical events. By the end of the 2014 season, they will have completed 31 productions. PorchlightPlayers.com


Red Ribbon Project 

Red Ribbon Project (RRP) started in 1996 as a nonprofit with the hopes of building HIV/AIDS awareness. Over time, the focus evolved to educating youth about HIV/AIDS prevention strategies.  Their mission is "We promote healthier lives by empowering the community to reduce teen pregnancy, HIV/AIDS and other STIs". RRP impacts youth with powerful mentorship and interaction that inspires self-confidence and healthy decision making. The common theme in all of their efforts is that they jump in to keep kids safe and aware of the consequences of risky behavior, and we lift them up through opportunities for character development. They maintain an atmosphere of collaboration where all youth have the opportunity to feel known, needed and cared for. Red Ribbon Project | Positive Prevention


The Salvation Army

The Salvation Army, an international movement, is an evangelical part of the universal Christian church.  Its message is based on the Bible.  Its ministry is motivated by the love of God.  Its mission is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in His name without discrimination.    When you donate to the Salvation Army, you change the lives of thousands of children, families and adults in desperate need. The community’s generosity makes a powerful difference.  The Salvation Army in Vail is committed to the community – giving back to the Vail Valley by providing emergency assistance and striving to meet human needs. SalvationArmyVail.org


Samaritan Center of the Rockies

The Samaritan Counseling Center provides emotional healing, guidance and support through professional, spiritually –integrated counseling and education.  The Samaritan Counseling Center was founded in 1997 and since that time has provided over 13,000 hours of counseling, education and consultation resources for the Vail Valley.  They are a community-based counseling center that is a resource for individuals and families who find themselves facing the inevitable difficulties and crises of life. Samaritan-Vail.org


Ski and Snowboard Club Vail

Founded in 1962 to provide training and competition programs for aspiring young ski racers, SSCV is one of the Vail Valley’s oldest non-profits. Today, the organization remains true to our roots by instilling values of character, courage and commitment in more than 500 kids who participate in our on-snow winter sports programs each year.  Programs are available in Alpine, Freeskiing, Freestyle, Nordic and Snowboarding, for all ages, abilities and interests.  Their vision is to be the leading youth development organization in the community and to be the premier snowsports club in the World. SkiClubVail.org


Small Champions

Small Champions is a local Eagle County charitable organization providing year round sports programs for children with such diverse disabilities as Cerebral Palsy, Down syndrome, blindness and Autism. Small Champions strives to introduce a wide variety of sports to each of its participants. Programs include skiing and snowboarding, swimming, horseback riding, gymnastics and golf. SmallChampions.com


SOS Outreach 

SOS Outreach fosters self-confidence, leadership skills, and positive decision making in underserved youth. SOS programs are you unique in their use of adventure sports like skiing, snowboarding, rock climbing and hiking to engage participants for future success. As students learn new sports, the curriculum introduces character development, core values, leadership training, service projects and positive adult mentorship. These elements help at-risk youth build healthy and successful futures. SOSOutreach.org


SpeakUp ReachOut

SpeakUp ReachOut is a group of individuals throughout Eagle County who are dedicated to providing suicide prevention, intervention and loss support services to those in need. This program puts on a quarterly speaker series that includes: suicide loss and grief, lived experience with suicide intensity, support for behavioral health providers working with suicidal patients, and suicide prevention in the workplace. They have a hotline for those in need, which can be found on SpeakUpReachOut.org


Swift Eagle

The Swift Eagle Charitable Foundation is a grass roots nonprofit founded in 2004 by nineteen longtime locals.  Its mission is to provide swift financial assistance to Eagle County residents for living and personal expenses during times of crisis or hardship.  In an area where the cost of living is at least 20% higher than the national average and the average weekly income is almost 20 % lower than the national average, it’s often difficult when a crisis disrupts life to recover and regain self-sufficiency on one’s own.  Over the last ten years hundreds of individuals and families have received grants from Swift Eagle totaling close to $900,00, paid towards rent, mortgage, utilities, and dental and eye care under certain conditions.   Swift Eagle is an all volunteer organization, so monies donated go to those in need rather than salaries and overhead expenses.  As a local nonprofit, the foundation collaborates with many other agencies, but is also uniquely structured to respond more quickly than many, especially in emergency situations. SwiftEagle.org



The missions of SummerQuest is to give students the opportunity to enjoy educational success and help them establish a sound academic and social foundation for high school instruction. SummerQuest operates under the umbrella of Vail Mountain School which is a 501(c)3 non-profit. Students attending this program are identified by their 5th grade teachers as having talent, but in need of skill remediation. 10 staff and 36 students in 6th-8th grade participate in SummerQuest for the month of July and it is free of tuition to the students. All activities are designed to further academic achievement and instill confidence in participating students during their regular academic years. SummerQuest is in its 25th year. www.vms.edu/programs/SummerQuest


Team Leo Animal Rescue

This animal rescue has saved over 750 animals from all circumstances such as abuse, abandonment, volatile living situations, hoarding, puppy mills, and high kill shelters. They focus on special needs dogs, disabled dogs, senior dogs, and may just needing some extra time to find their forever family. They also work with Eagle County families that have adopted dogs from other organizations who need extra socialization and training. Team Leo's goal for all dogs rescued is to rehabilitate medically, physically, emotionally and re-home them here in our wonderful dog-friendly mountain community. TeamLeoAnimalRescue.org


Trio Therapy Partners

Empowering individuals and families through unique rehabilitative services. Trio Therapy Partners uses Equine Assisted Therapy to facilitate their wide range of services including physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech pathology, and other adaptive and assisted instruction. They combine equine and human interaction to truly cater to the needs of the patient. A cornerstone of their mission is to provide financial assistance to those in need.Trio Therapy Partners now provides group or individual sessions to 40-50 clients a year. TrioTherapyPartners.com


Vail Board of Realtors

The Vail Board of REALTORS® (VBR) is a professional membership organization dedicated to the successful practice of the real estate profession. VBR seeks to provide continuing education, technology, networking opportunities and business resources to its Members. VBR upholds the highest standards of integrity and professionalism by insisting that members conduct themselves by the standards of the National Association of REALTORS® Code of Ethics.

The non-profit organization provides services to over 600 REALTOR® Members whom participate in over 1,000 transactions per year on average. The Vail Board of REATLORS® has over 100 Affiliate Members who provide a variety of services to Buyers, Sellers and Homeowners.  Their mission is to provide services to our Members that enhance professionalism and support success. VBR.net


Vail Breast Cancer Awareness Group

The Vail Breast Cancer Awareness Group strives to ease the financial and emotional burdens endured by those women in Eagle County who are battling breast cancer.

Since 1994, The Vail Breast Cancer Awareness Group has played a critical role in bringing support to those diagnosed with breast cancer in Eagle County. And are dedicated to making their journey as easy as possible.
 Thanks to our premier event, the Celebration of Life Luncheon™, we have raised over a million dollars to fulfill our vision to fund those who fight this disease each day. VailBreastCancerAwareness.org


Vail Health

Founded in 1980, Vail Health is a nonprofit organization governed by a Board of Directors comprised of community and hospital leaders.  Vail Health Board of Directors, administration, employees and physicians are committed to continuous quality improvement, the centerpiece for creating an organization that provides excellence to each patient they serve.  Their mission is to provide superior health care with compassion and exceptional outcomes. Vail Health will continue its development as an independent, nonprofit medical center, providing superior health services aligned to the needs of Eagle County residents and visitors, world-renowned orthopedic services, regional cancer services and emergency services. VailHealth.org


Vail Jazz

The Vail Jazz Foundation, Inc. (“Vail Jazz”) perpetuates jazz music through live performances that showcase the artistry and talent of great jazz musicians, and through jazz education programs, with a focus on young musicians and young audiences. Vail Jazz strives to: (i) educate and enlighten listeners to the artistry, beauty, and history of jazz, America’s own art form; (ii) entertain and inspire, audience and musician, young and old, resident and visitor, through the presentation of quality jazz in beautiful, inspiring settings; (iii) support the growth, development and vitality of the jazz art form through our live performance and education programs; and (iv) create a distinctive series of annual programs and events to serve performers, students, teachers and the audience.


Vail Mountain Rescue Group

Vail Mountain Rescue Group exists to provide back country search and rescue, as well as public education on back country safety, in Eagle County. The team is responsible for all search and rescue operations in the unincorporated areas of the County. We work under the jurisdiction and with the authority of  the Eagle County Sheriff’s Office.

The Group is nationally certified through the Mountain Rescue Association (MRA) and active members of the Colorado Search and Rescue Board (CSRB). We  respond to calls for mutual aid throughout Colorado. VailMountainRescue.org


Vail Performing Arts Academy

The Vail Performing Arts Academy (VPAA) was founded in 1995 and dedicated to providing theatrical, educational and cultural experiences for the youth of the Eagle Valley.

Vail Performing Arts Academy offers year round programs which only exist through community support. We dramatically thank those who make our productions possible.  Their motto – The Most Important STAGE in a Child’s Life! VPAA.org

Vail Pet Partners

Vail Pet Partners is dedicated to bringing health, well-being and educational benefits through positive animal interactions via its animal-assisted therapy programs in area hospitals, schools and other organizations.

There are over thirty certified Pet Partner Teams in the Vail Valley. Vail Pet Partners presently visit the Patient Care Unit at Vail Health and provides weekly interactions with guests at Jack’s House cancer care house.  The Vail Pet Partners’ Wagging Tales program offers a valuable R.E.A.D. (Reading Education Assistance Dogs) program in local schools, partnering dogs with children to enhance and improve the reading experience for students of all ages. Empirical data suggests that reading fluency and reader confidence can be improved through the interaction with therapy dogs.  Eventually, Vail Pet Partners hopes to include the program with local hospice, retirement homes and other opportunities around the Vail Valley. VailPetPartners.org


Vail Rotary Club

Rotary is an international organization with local chapters. The Western Eagle Valley Rotary and the Vail Rotary team up to help sponsor the annual Duck Race which is held on Labor Day weekend in Vail. Proceeds from the Duck Race support a variety of local causes throughout Eagle County including numerous scholarships awarded to local high schoolers to attend CMC, as well as covering the costs to send local high school sophomores to leadership retreats. VailRotary.com



Vail Symposium

The Vail Symposium is a grassroots, non-profit organization that has been part of the life and history of Vail since 1971. Our mission is to provide educational programs for the Vail Valley community that are thought-provoking, diverse and affordable.  True to that mission, in the past five years, the Symposium has offered more educational programs to more members of our community than any other organization in the Vail Valley. VailSymposium.org


Vail Valley Charitable Fund

Formed in 1996 as a Colorado non-profit organization, the Vail Valley Charitable Fund’s goals are to continue to raise funds by events, grants, and corporate and individual donations, raise community awareness, engage more volunteers in this worthwhile cause, and continue to help people in need in the community.  Last year, more than $450,000 was raised and distributed to directly offset the expenses involved with:  injuries sustained in a serious car accident; several individuals battling cancer; intensive care for a severely premature infant; recuperation from heart attack and stroke; and much more. VVCF.org



Vail Valley Foundation

The Vail Valley Foundation is a non-profit responsible for enhancing and sustaining the Vail Valley through arts, athletics and education programs.  Since 1981, the VVF has been working toward preserving the reputation and quality of life in the Vail Valley for its residents and guests.  A commitment to leadership in athletic, cultural, educational and community-based endeavors through annual programs such as the Vail International Dance Festival, Vilar Performing Arts Center, the World Cup Ski Racing and upcoming 2015 Audi FIS World Alpine Ski Championships.  Because community enrichment and vitality begins with our youth, the VVF’s Youth  Foundation supports a variety of year round programming, from early childhood enrichment to scholarship support.  Education is the key to fulfilling our mission and holds a significant presence in every project and partner we support. VVF.org


The Vail Valley Theatre Company

The Vail Valley Theatre Company (VVTC) is a not-for-profit organization founded in 1987. We offer opportunities to develop new friendships, discover hidden talents, laugh and cry and stand in awe. Being involved in a community theatre production creates a camaraderie, which does not disappear when the curtain goes down.  We are all so fortunate to live and work in this beautiful place; add to that an amazing blend of cultural diversity and we are truly blessed. VVTC hopes to add to that diversity by providing our very talented population an opportunity to participate in live theatre. Whether you have an urge to “tread the boards” as an actor, singer, and/or dancer, or you would prefer to stay “behind the scenes” providing the technical help that each production relies on to be a success, we encourage everyone to become involved.  VailTheatre.org


Vail Valley Mountain Trails Alliance

Vail Valley Mountain Trails Alliance (VVMTA) is a non-profit organization whose mission is to maintain, build, educate, and advocate for sustainable non-motorized soft surface singletrack trails while conserving the natural environment of Eagle County.

The VVMTA is the leading advocate for soft surface trails in Eagle County, CO. The VVMTA’s vision is the creation of a sustainable multi-use soft surface trail network connecting communities and neighborhoods from Vail Pass to Basalt.  We promote stewardship of our public lands, sustainable trail building practices and a balance between recreation and conservation. The VVMTA maintains that trails contribute to the quality of life and economic vitality of the community. vvmta.org


Vail Veterans Program

Through rehabilitative sports and recreation activities the Vail Veterans Program helps to rebuild confidence and provide a sense of freedom from catastrophic injuries including: loss of multiple limbs, severe burns, spinal cord injuries, post-traumatic stress syndrome, and traumatic brain injuries. The Vail Veterans Program is provided free of charge to wounded warriors and their families giving them much needed time away from the hospital and offering them hope for the future.   The Vail Veterans Program transforms military injured and their families through individualized world-class outdoor recreation programs building confidence and creating life-long relationships. VailVeteransProgram.org


Walking Mountains Science Center

The mission of Walking Mountains Science Center is to awaken a sense of wonder and inspire environmental stewardship and sustainability through natural science education. Walking Mountain offers innovative school programs, summer youth science camps, adult seminars and year-round interpretive programs. Their Avon campus opened in August of 2011, giving Walking Mountains a visible presence in the community and enabling us to greatly expand our reach. Showcasing the highest levels of sustainable design and green building, the campus features spaces indoors and out for learning, research, multi-day excursions, interactive displays, and more. WalkingMountains.org


Wild West Day

Wild West Day is an annual PTA/PTO fund raising event held during the month of September to help raise money for the nine local elementary schools here in Eagle County.  Held each year at 4 Eagle Ranch, it is a family-themed fun day at the ranch with silent auction, raffles, live entertainment, wagon ride, carnival games and much more!  The money raised goes to each school for wish list items needed for classrooms, teachers and administrators. EFEC.org


Youth Power 365

Youth Power 365, the educational arm of The Vail Valley Foundation, is dedicated to improving the lives of children and families throughout Eagle County. The Youth Foundation partners with Eagle County Schools to provide over 3800 local children with focused early childhood education, afterschool, summer and scholarship programs; that support and inspire success. Our concentrated interventions provide each child with over 250 contact hours that produce significant results and equip students to reach their highest potential. YouthPower365.org