Vail Valley Cares accepting grant applications for 2014 |

Vail Valley Cares accepting grant applications for 2014

EDWARDS — Vail Valley Cares Thrifty Shops are again offering grants for local nonprofit 501(c)3 organizations located within Eagle County and adjoining communities that provide benefits to Eagle County residents and workers. Vail Valley Cares grants provide funding for organizations that address basic human needs, protect individuals and families, assist individuals and families in achieving self-sufficiency, and promote growth and healthy lifestyles.

Applications for 2014 grants must be completed online. For instructions please visit the website at http://www.vailvalley For assistance please contact Jennie at or 970-471-2922. Completed applications are due by the end of the day on April 15.

Vail Valley Cares Thrifty Shops will host its annual Grant Breakfast this summer, where the organization’s board of directors and staff will announce and celebrate grant recipients for 2014. This year, the organization will award $275,000 in grant funds.

Vail Valley Cares Thrifty Shops have helped thousands of people in need by funding more than $2.4 million in grants to local charitable organizations since 2000. Vail Valley Cares Thrifty Shops also provide household items and clothing to other nonprofit organizations for their constituents.

Vail Valley Cares is a local ecumenical Christian nonprofit help organization formed in 1994 by local churches to assist people in the Eagle River Valley community. Recognitions in 2010 include the Vail Daily “Best Charity” award and the Vail Valley Partnership “Citizen of the Year” award. For more information, visit the website or the Thrifty Shops in Edwards on U.S. Highway 6 across from Starbucks in The Riverwalk at Edwards, or in Eagle on Chambers Ave., one mile east of the post office.

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