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COVID Response Philanthropy Fund

The Local COVID Response Philanthropy Fund was established by the United Way of Eagle River Valley Board of Directors in March 2020 in response to the unprecedented COVID-19 crisis to support our community’s greatest needs.

Donations received through this fund will directly support local COVID Response Efforts. Funds will be allocated to local nonprofit agencies as we work in partnership to identify our community’s most pressing immediate and long-term needs. 


Round 1: (Completed) $30,000 available to provide grants up to $5,000 for undersupported programs responding to COVID crisis related immediate and basic needs (food and shelter) 


Round 1 Closed: Grants awarded

$5,000 to Habitat for Humanity for mortgage relief

$5,000 to Swift Eagle Charitable Foundation for rent relief

$5,000 to Vail Valley Charitable fund for mortgage/rent relief

$5,000 to New Life Assembly of God for rent relief

$5,000 to United Way of Eagle River Valley (as fiscal sponsor) for Meal Delivery from Foodsmiths and Loaves and Fishes

$5,000 to Small Champions for rent and food assistance

Round 2 Applications due August 23: $100,000 available to provide grants up to $10,000 for relatively unsupported programs responding to COVID crisis related immediate and mid-term needs.  ($30K of that will go to support local nonprofit organizations that have been impacted negatively by the crisis.) ($37,000 will go to support people who either live or work in Vail.)


Round 3 to support long term needs: $ to local nonprofit support (if funds are available)


Individuals, groups, or 501c3 nonprofits who are doing COVID response work may apply.  Nonprofits who have been impacted by COVID may apply for relief in Round 2.

(Individuals and groups can receive funding for their initiatives under a fiscal sponsorship, which United Way of Eagle Valley can provide or refer to other fiscal sponsors.)


Application Deadlines 
Applications for round 2 are due on August 23

The application is closed

Proposal Preparation
Application must be submitted using the online form which will be made available to selected organizations.

Awards will be announced as soon as possible.  

For questions regarding the application process, please contact Rebecca Kanaly (