Giving back, giving of themselves, making a community difference

Posted on November 28, 2018

One Community... Many Serving

In honor of all we do in this community, and all the nonprofits in the area, we are saluting each of our member organizations. Together, we are stronger. We’ve learned we have a large group of passionate leaders, hardworking volunteers, dedicated staff and loving caregivers. Whether building a home or stuffing a food basket, helping a girl learn to pedal a bike or a child to discover the wonder of a book. Hats off to all of you who make a difference every day.

Bright Future Foundation: Making Futures Bright.Today, BFF offers a full complement of professional services that help to break the generational cycle of violence by providing immediate relief to families in need. BFF provides proactive and culturally sensitive programs that create sustainable emotional, behavioral, and community change.

CMC Upward Bound: Upward Bound is a federally funded Trio program that provides high school students with the motivation and skills needed to successfully transition from high school to college and go on to complete their college education. The free program is open to high school students in Eagle and Lake Counties as well as West Garfield County.

The Cycle Effect: Empowering young women through mountain biking to achieve brighter futures and build stronger communities. Four teams in Eagle and Summit Counties with 10 coaches providing mentorship and teaching MTB and life skills

Early Childhood Partners: Early Childhood Partners (ECP) is a group of professionals who specialize in the early years of child development when support has the biggest impact on lifelong success. Their vision is high quality early childhood experiences for all children and families.

Eagle County Schools: Teaching the children of Eagle County to have creative and active minds, compassion for others, enthusiasm for lifelong learning, and the courage to act on their dreams. Exceptional and effective.

Eagle Valley Library District: Eagle Valley Library District is a system of libraries that responds to community needs by providing excellent opportunities and resources to read, learn and grow for residents and visitors of the Eagle Valley. A little bit of something for everyone!

FirstBank: "Giving back to the community means more to us than just writing checks. It's dedicating our time and energy, volunteering and serving on boards and committees to help charitable causes — from the Autism Society to YMCA — make a deep and meaningful impact. We have a responsibility to support these organizations, while helping communities thrive. This is what FirstBank stands for." – Jim Reuter, CEO

Fjellbarn Fund: Created from the hearts of aspiring athletes wanting to live out their athletic dreams and a man who supported those dreams. The purpose of the Fjellbarn Fund is to provide financial assistance for aspiring athletes that truly need it. That is, truly helping only the children and families that need it most in Vail Valley and Eagle County. Although the founders' collective participation in sport includes only a handful of sports the valley offers, decisions on the allocation of funds will be strictly based off of need and not by sport.

Girls Scouts of Colorado: Girl Scouting builds girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place; 2.6 million strong—1.8 million girls and 800,000 adults who believe in the power of every G.I.R.L. (Go-getter, Innovator, Risk-taker, Leader)™ to change the world.

Mind Springs Health: They believe mental health treatment and addiction recovery care are an integral part of every thriving community. Mind Springs Health continues to expand and enhance treatment options, and establish new programs and partnerships in the community to provide comprehensive mental health care.

Mountain Family Health Centers: Our Family Caring for Yours; providing high-quality, patient-centered, value-based, integrated primary medical, behavioral and dental health care, with an emphasis on the medically underserved, regardless of ability to pay.

Mountain Valley Horse Rescue: Committed to rescuing, rehabilitating, and re-homing abused, neglected, abandoned, and unwanted horses. They cover a lot of territory and make an everlasting difference for those horses they can save. We help reduce horse abuse and neglect through education and outreach and through relationships with local law enforcement concerned citizens and private horse owners.

Junior Achievement Rocky Mountain: To prepare young people to thrive in the 21st century workplace and global economy by inspiring a passion in free enterprise and entrepreneurship, and instilling an understanding of personal financial literacy.

Red Ribbon Project: Red Ribbon Project empowers the community to reduce teen pregnancy, HIV/AIDS and other sexually transmitted infections. We promote healthier lives by empowering the community to reduce teen pregnancy, HIV/AIDS and other STIs.

Small Champions: Since 1996 Small Champions transforms and empowers the lives of Eagle County youth who are challenged with a variety of cognitive and physical disabilities. Engaging them in winter and summer sports programs that support their developmental progress.

SpeakUp Reach Out: Here to prevent suicide in Eagle County by providing education, training, and HOPE! Two goals: Reduce the number of suicides in Eagle County; Educate the community on suicide prevention.

Starting Hearts: saving the lives of Sudden Cardiac Arrest victims through free CPR and AED training and access programs.
To provide a platform for everyone to improve outcomes for sudden cardiac arrest victims through empowering education, widespread distribution of defibrillators in public locations, and activation of citizen first responders to confidently and capably provide early care when needed.

Town of Vail Public Library: To make a world of difference through collaboration, service and resources, to inform and inspire our community of users.

Vail Mountain School: Develop character, seek knowledge, build community: Faculty at VMS are singularly focused on one thing — your child.

Vail Valley Salvation Army: Serving the Vail Valley for over 30 years. Doing the most good. From holiday baskets to helping out in an emergency, Salvation Army Vail Valley helps where its needed.

Vail Valley Soccer Club: foster the physical, mental and emotional growth and development of Eagle County's competitive soccer players. We develop and encourage integrity, character and leadership through competitive youth soccer programming. Vail Valley Soccer Club runs competitive and recreational programming for youths ages 9 to 18 years of age.

Vail Ski & Snowboard Club: For the kids. VSSC strives to be the leading youth development organization in the community and the premier snowsports club in the world.

YouthPower365: Devoted to youth and families at each step of their academic journey, from our very youngest to those pursuing postsecondary opportunities. YouthPower365 has made it a primary goal to expand PwrHrs so that we can offer the program to any child in-need. All YouthPower365 programs encourage a greater level of investment in their school community.

Walking Mountains Science Center: To awaken a sense of wonder and inspire environmental stewardship and sustainability through natural science education. Now it is an educational resource for our region, offering year-round programming at four locations (Walking Mountains Avon, Nature Discovery Center on Vail Mountain, Vail Nature Center and Sweetwater, serving ore than 4,000 students annually in 23 public and private schools receive programs. In addition, they serve 61,000+ residents and visitors; the total annual reach for all program areas exceeds 169,000 individuals.

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