Swift Eagle Charitable Foundation

Swift Eagle Charitable Foundation is a grass roots foundation that supports those in our community who need temporary assistance to reclaim self-sufficiency.We assist Eagle County residents who are in crisis situations, providing them with personal and living expenses.

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General Information

General
Official Name
Swift Eagle Charitable Foundation​​​​​​​
DBA/Trade Name(s)
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Former Name(s)
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Acronym
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Date Established
2004
Offers Additional Colorado State Tax Credit
None
Tax ID
80-0109707
Addresses
Headquarters Address
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Colorado Location
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Mailing Address
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Other Address
PO Box 1977
Avon, CO 81620
Phone/Fax
Main Phone Number
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Fax Number
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Other Phone Number
970-390-4745
Web/Email
Email
info@swifteagle.org
Website
www.swifteagle.org
Social Media Links

Mission Statement

Our mission is to provide swift financial assistance to Eagle County residents for living and personal expenses during times of crisis or hardship.

Organization History

Swift Eagle was founded in 2004 by nineteen longtime Eagle County friends who wanted to give back to their community by starting a charitable foundation. Our mission has remained consistent since our origin: to provide swift financial assistance to Eagle County residents for living and personal expenses during times of crisis or hardship. In determining our mission, and who, how and why to help, we found that many non-profit organizations have guidelines directing their monies towards programs rather than individuals, when a hand up is what many people desperately need. Our principal program is that we assist Eagle County residents who are in crisis situations, providing them with personal and living expenses. Our grants help pay rent, mortgage, utilities, car repairs, and dental and eye health costs when not covered by insurance.

Many people applying to us for help fall under our ongoing "Bridging the Gap" facet. These are people who are maintaining their lives on a responsible level until hardship or a crisis undermines them physically, emotionally and financially. They often don't qualify for specific programs of other agencies or qualify for a certain maximum monetary level that only covers a portion of their needs. We're able to step in to bridge that gap, as well as bridging the gap between their crisis and getting back to normal.

Feedback from grantees and their family, friends and employers is a primary measure of our success. Our foundation has received countless thank you notes from our recipients over the years as well as numerous letters of appreciation and gratitude from those in our community who have observed our work and its effect on those in need in the valley.
Our foundation has always relied 100% on volunteers so our donations go to those in need rather than towards salaries and other high overhead costs. In January, 2017, we received a private grant to be directed towards administrative costs for the position of executive director. All donations continue to go to those in need. We collaborate continuously with other agencies, communicating with them so as to avoid duplicating efforts, but more importantly so as to find the most effective way to pool our resources for the greatest good of our clients. Frequently during a crisis, assistance is needed sooner rather than later. Unlike many organizations Swift Eagle is uniquely set up to respond immediately in emergency situations.

Testimonials

Dear Members of the Swift Eagle Foundation

We cannot thank you enough for your kind support of our family. You helped us to bridge our financial gap and move forward. We felt like we were under water and Swift Eagle was our life raft. It's very frustrating and stressful when you can't get ahead of your monthly bills; we were feeling helpless watching everything pile up. Swift Eagle has given us new hope and renewed our faith in ourselves-we can do it! Thank you again for providing such a wonderful service to our family and to Eagle County.
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Recently, my husband was injured and unable to work. Needless to say, we were struggling to get by and your organization came to the rescue! I can't tell you how much it meant to us to have the assistance you gave us....it meant being able to pay the medical bills and still make our mortgage payment.
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I have lived in the valley for 27 years and have always liked the fact that we take care of each other....your organization made me appreciate this so much more! Someday, when we get back on our feet, I hope to be able to repay your kindness and I will definitely spread the word about what a fantastic group you are! Thank you for taking care of us during our time of need!

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