EDWARDS - Each year, Vail Valley Cares provides grants to local organizations that meet the nonprofit group's submission guidelines, which include: addressing basic human needs; protecting individuals and families; assisting individuals and families in achieving self-sufficiency; and promoting growth and healthy lifestyles.
Applications for 2013 grants must be completed online. For complete instructions, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 970-471-2922. Completed applications are due at midnight on April 12.
Vail Valley Cares will host its annual Grant Luncheon this summer, where the organization's board of directors and staff will announce and celebrate grant recipients for 2013.
Vail Valley Cares and the Thrifty Shops have helped thousands of people in need by funding more than $2 million in grants to local charitable organizations since 2000. Vail Valley Cares and the Thrifty Shops also provide household items and clothing to other nonprofit organizations for their constituents.
Vail Valley Cares is an ecumenical nonprofit Christian help organization formed in 1994 by local churches to assist people in the Eagle River Valley community. Vail Valley Cares is dedicated to sharing the love of God by meeting people's needs, and the organization works with and complements the efforts of other benevolent organizations in the valley.
Vail Valley Cares practices "Charitable Ecology" - improving the environment while helping others in need. Recognitions in 2010 include the Vail Daily "Best Charity" award and the Vail Valley Partnership's "Citizen of the Year" award. For information, go to www.vailvalleycares.com or visit the Thrifty Stores, in Edwards on U.S. Highway 6 across from Starbucks in the Riverwalk, or in Eagle on Chambers Avenue, one mile east of the post office.