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Businesses raise money for non-profits

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AVON — Our Community Foundation recently distributed $9,113 to 42 nonprofit organizations that participated in the Eagle County Gives coalition. This donation was made possible due to a number of local businesses that contributed to an incentive fund to help nonprofit organizations build awareness and capacity though Eagle County Gives.

Support for Eagle County Gives provides more than 40 local organizations the means to provide basic human needs, protect the mountains, and develop and protect the next generation.

The incentive fund was created through the generous support of these businesses:

• Beaver Creek Chophouse: $500.

• Lark Burger: $334.

• Blue Moose Beaver Creek $250.

• Manor Vail: $1,500.

• Blue Moose Vail: $250.

• Ski Butlers: $950.

• Bonfire Brewing: $800.

• Vail Chophouse: $250.

• East West Resorts: $564.

• Kaiser Permanente: $2,000.

• Other Support: $1,715.

“These local businesses have played a huge part in bringing awareness to the Eagle County Gives coalition,” Our Community Foundation Program Manager Susie Davis said. “Their support is a testament to the impact small businesses have in our community.”

Founded in 2010, Eagle County Gives is a coalition of more than 40 Vail Valley non-profits dedicated to strengthening the collaboration, fundraising capacity, and awareness of the non-profit sector that enhances the quality of life in Eagle County. The coalition strives to increase the awareness of the group’s collective impact and has banded together to increase total local donations on Colorado Gives Day and year-round. Participating nonprofits collectively raised more than $825,000 on Colorado Gives Day in 2015. Our Community Foundation acts as the fiscal agent for the collaborative. Colorado Gives Day is scheduled for Dec. 6 this year.

For more information about the Eagle County Gives coalition, or would like to support these efforts, contact Davis, or 970-977-1093.

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