Vail Valley Foundation

A nonprofit organization

Life is comprised of a series of moments. At the Vail Valley Foundation, thanks to strong community support, we specialize in creating memorable moments. Our mission is to enhance the quality of life in the Vail Valley and showcase our community to a global audience through arts, athletics, and education. 

Click the arrow to watch a brief video to see how your support enhances quality of life for all who live in, work in or visit the Vail Valley.

You can help us provide a broad and lasting impact in our community by supporting the Vail Valley Foundation programs and initiatives including: 

Vilar Performing Arts Center
Vail Dance Festival
Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater
Birds of Prey World Cup skiing
GoPro Mountain Games
free concerts ... and much more. 


Make an IMPACT on the arts in your community by supporting the Vilar Performing Arts Center, the Vail Dance Festival, the Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater and FREE ShowDown Town concerts in Eagle. An Arts-based community with a deep integration of performance and visual arts leads to healthier, vibrant, and equitable places. Research shows that communities with a vibrant arts and cultural scene are more desirable to live in and visit, have greater economic stability, and attract a more diverse and stable workforce. The Vail Valley Foundation is committed to creating a vibrant arts community in the Eagle River Valley.

To Support the arts in your community, 
Select Vilar Performing Arts Center, Vail Dance Festival or VVF Fund on the designation drop-down.


Make an IMPACT on athletics in your community. The Vail Valley Foundation's heritage is steeped in athletics and is integral to what in makes the Eagle Valley a vibrant and exciting place to live and visit. Presenting the Xfinity Birds of Prey World Cup Ski Race in Beaver Creek and the one-of-a-kind GoPro Mountain Games in Vail/Minturn, the Vail Valley Foundation is committed to bringing athletic events to our community, creating magical moments in the Vail Valley for both athletes and spectators alike.

To Support world class athletics in your community today, select VVF Fund on the designation drop-down.


Make an IMPACT on education in your community. Education empowers young people to become better citizens, live happier and more prosperous lives, and learn to be generous and inclusive individuals and is a key element of a vibrant community and society. The Vail Valley Foundation's YouthPower365 initiative supports over 3,000 Eagle Valley youth every step of the way from preschool through college and career.  

Select YouthPower365 or VVF Fund on the designation drop-down to support children and families in your community today!


"When we thought about Vail becoming more than a weekend getaway I needed to know if Vail was more than just a great mountain. Amazingly, in large part because of the Vail Valley Foundation, we found a true community. The Valley offers an exceptional place to live with cultural, athletic and educational experiences you normally find only in a major city. These activities keep our community vibrant and constantly changing with the seasons. As we spent more time in the Valley I learned how important it is to support VVF both through donations as well as giving time. VVF serves every person in our Valley - and that support and caring helps all of us. Our Valley is a wonderful place to live because there is a generosity and a spirit of commitment I have not experienced any place else."
- Ann Smead, VVF Donor and Former Board Chairman

"I have been a supporter of the Vail Valley Foundation for over 25 years, and I do so because I can't imagine our mountain community without places like the Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater and the Vilar Performing Arts Center. Both venues bring big time performances to our small town, and are a major part of what makes this valley such a great place to live and visit. I also really value what the VVF does through the YouthPower365 in education- providing that critical support after school for the children in our community."
- Donna Giordano, VVF Life Trustee

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Organization name

Vail Valley Foundation

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Arts, Culture & Humanities


90 Benchmark Rd, Suite 300
Avon, CO 81620


PO Box 6550
Avon, CO 81620

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Eagle County, CO, US




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