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Town of Vail Community Grants

 

 

Vail Community Relief Fund

(501c.3 organizations only)

On March 31, Town Council approved the allocation of $500,000 in grant funding to provide relief in the general areas of food, shelter and health impacts associated with the COVID-19 public health crisis. Nonprofit organizations (501c.3 status) are eligible to apply with prioritization of funding for organizations that are based in Eagle County and provide assistance to those who may live or work within Vail.

All Applications will be reviewed by the Town of Vail Community Support Fund Committee with awards being made on a rolling basis until the Fund is depleted.

 

 

 

 

Community Funding Relief Awards and Resources

 

Food Relief Efforts ($100,000)

 

Salvation Army

Mission Statement: Provide emergency services and meet human needs, in an effort to promote self-sufficiency, without discrimination.
Website: https://Vail.Salvationarmy.org

 

The Eagle Valley Community Foundation

Mission Statement: The Foundation has three objectives that support the continuous development of a healthy community, including:
Understanding: We partner with people and institutions to develop a deep understanding of the needs within our community;
Resources: We bridge the gap between the philanthropic components of the community and the programs that address the basic needs of the community, developing resources to manage the most critical programs in the community; and
Impact: We seek to have a significant positive impact on the lives of the under-served members of our local community.
Website: https://eaglevalleycf.org

 

United Way

Mission Statement: To fight for the health, education and financial stability of everyone in our community.
Website: UnitedWayEagle.org

 

Medical and Behavioral Health ($123,000)

 

Bright Futures Foundation

Mission Statement: Making Futures Bright: changing lives for individuals and families affected by domestic violence and sexual abuse.
Website: www.mybrightfuture.org

 

Eagle Valley Behavior Health

Mission Statement: Lead community collaboration to transform the Eagle Valley’s behavioral health system.
Website: www.eaglevalleybh.org

 

Suicide Prevention Coalition

Mission Statement: To prevent suicide in Eagle County through training, awareness and HOPE.
Website: https://www.speakupreachout.org

 

The Hope Center of Eagle River Valley

Mission Statement: Through a collaborative effort with our community partners, the Hope Center of the Eagle River Valley extends a beacon of hope to those in emotional crisis and offers a continuum of comprehensive care.
Website:www.ourhopecenter.org

 

Vail Valley Charitable Fund

Mission Statement: To assist individuals who live and work in the Vail Valley who are experiencing financial hardship due to a medical crisis or long-term illness.
Website: www.vvcf.org

 

Rental Relief ($60,000)

 

Salvation Army

Mission Statement: Provide emergency services and meet human needs, in an effort to promote self-sufficiency, without discrimination.
Website: https://vail.salvationarmy.org/

 

Swift Eagle Charitable Foundation

Mission Statement: Provide swift financial assistance to Eagle County residents for living and personal expenses during times of crisis or hardship
Website: www.swifteagle.org

 

Catholic Charities

Mission Statement: Catholic Charities extends the healing ministry of Jesus Christ to the poor and those in need.
Website: ccdenver.org

 

Funds will continue to be awarded through the Vail Community Relief Fund, with a second round of applications due Monday, May 4 from qualifying nonprofit 501-c3 organizations.  To qualify, an organization’s mission must align with the intent of the Vail Community Relief Fund to provide immediate assistance to frontline workers and other individuals most in need. There is no minimum or maximum funding requirement of nonprofit applicants.


Council Contribution funding requests are organized into four designated categories for funding consideration: Signature events, Destination events, Services, or In-Kind. Criteria for submission in each category are listed below.

Contributions will be evaluated and awarded to applicants who can show the contribution will be used directly to benefit the entire community of Vail, fulfillment of the Town’s mission, and how the contribution will affect our resort community’s future health. Funding is subject to approval by ordinance of a supplemental budget appropriation.

 

Please Note: Event and Education Enrichment funding applications are available through the Commission on Special Events (CSE). Application for the CSE are available at Event Funding Application Information.

 

The Town of Vail provides two opportunities to request Council Contribution funding each year- the annual application and the midyear application:

 

Annual Contribution Requests

Annual contribution requests are considered during the annual budget process for the coming year. Town Council reviews the application along with staff recommendation for contribution requests submitted by the June 30th Deadline. The 2021 application deadline has been moved to September 31st, 2020 due to the uncertainties of the COVID-19 pandemic. The 2021 Council Contribution application will be available on August 1st.

 

 

Midyear Contribution Requests

The purpose of the midyear review is to provide an opportunity for organizations that have newly identified projects or unforeseen changes to their budgets to come forward all at the same time and for Council to provide consistent criteria and evaluations. Midyear requests are considered during the second budget supplemental in July and must be submitted by March 31st.

The application, guidelines, and accompanying information are available for submission online through the link below. No hard copy application will be accepted.

 

 

 

Grant Categories 

Signature Events:

Signature Events represent events and programs that have been built by solid organizations over a period of time and enjoy national and international recognition for excellence. These events represent the Vail brand at the highest level and the loss of any one of them would have a negative effect. The customer base includes a significant portion of destination guests and economic impact to the town is profound. Example of these events and programs would include Bravo!;, Burton US Open Snowboarding Championships, Vail International Dance Festival and Vail Jazz Festival. Funding of this category is allocated outside of the CSE annual budget; however the results will be reported to the Commission on Special Events as part of the standard recap process and will also be presented to Town Council.

 

Destination Events:

This category represents events and programs that provide the town an opportunity for new or one-time major events such as the US Pro Challenge, and the 2015 Alpine World Ski Championships. While funding will be allocated outside of the Commission on Special Event’s budget, event results will be reported to the CSE as part of the standard recap process and will also be presented to Town Council. The funding for this category will not be automatic each year, but major events and/or programs with the potential to build the Vail brand even further and have a significant impact on the town’s economy will be considered on an individual basis. Signature events are able to apply for funding from this category with a new opportunity that fits this criteria.

 

Services:

This category funds an aspect of services/expertise that the town does not already provide, supports the TOV physical plant and is appropriate for governmental support. Examples of this category include support of TV5, Colorado Ski and Snowboard Museum, Betty Ford Alpine Gardens and Eagle Valley Childcare. Applications are required to be filled out every year for ongoing program support of established service providers, which will be included in the annual budget at a set level each year. Applicants will be required to provide a program recap to Council as part of the following years application.

 

In-kind Requests:

Annual in-kind funding allocations such as ice time at Dobson Arena, use of Donovan Pavilion/Grand View, parking passes/coupons and public works or police department services will be subject to staff-level approval. The town does require an annual application to be filled out for transparency and tracking purposes.

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Contact Info

Kathleen Halloran
Finance Director

Jacque M. Lovato
Accounting Manager

Alex Jakubiec
Sales Tax Manager