Vail Valley Cares to announce grant recipients |

Vail Valley Cares to announce grant recipients

Daily staff report
Vail, CO Colorado

EDWARDS, Colorado – For the past 11 years, Vail Valley Cares has provided grants to local nonprofit organizations, helping each to continue to support the community. This year is no exception. The annual Vail Valley Cares Grant Luncheon is slated for Thursday and the organization will fund 33 valley-based charities for a total of $250,000 in contributions.

“It gives us so much joy to be able to provide worthy organizations with the funding they need to help our community,” said Vail Valley Cares Board of Directors Chairman Jeff Apps. “Without the Thrifty Shops none of this would be possible. We want to thank the greater Eagle Valley community for donating and shopping.”

Vail Valley Cares depends upon donations to its Thrifty Shops to fund a burgeoning grant program that started in 2000 with just $53,000. Since that time, Vail Valley Cares and the Thrifty Shops have provided over $1.9 million in grants to local charitable organizations. Also, Vail Valley Cares and the Thrifty Shops provide household items and clothing to other nonprofit organizations for their constituents.

Vail Valley Cares grants are provided to local charitable organizations that meet the nonprofit’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.

Grant applications are accepted each spring. For more information visit the Vail Valley Cares website at

Vail Valley Cares is a local ecumenical nonprofit Christian help organization formed in 1994 by local churches to assist people in the Eagle River Valley. For information visit or visit the Thrifty Stores in Edwards on Highway 6, or in Eagle on Chambers Ave., one mile east of the post office.

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