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A Culture of Understanding

Our Community Foundation is developing a deep understanding of unmet needs of Eagle County’s local, under served population. We strive to attract and direct new financial and volunteer resources to help families thrive, especially in the areas of food security, health, and education.

Reducing Local Hunger

Nearly 16% of Eagle River Valley residents are living in food insecure households.

OCF invested in the infrastructure required to establish the Eagle River Valley Food Bank as a scalable food security system that has the capacity to respond to immediate and long-term food insecurity needs.

The food security initiatives undertaken by OCF are funded primarily by Vail Resorts CEO Rob Katz and his wife Elana Amsterdam, and a local family that wishes to remain anonymous. A substantial in-kind donation of food has been provided by Mitch Karlin, of Karlin Foods. Additional financial support has been provided by other generous unrestricted gifts to OCF, and the efforts of hundreds of volunteers.

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A thriving community is more than a wish. It is a goal we can grow into reality.

What is Our Community Foundation


KNOWLEDGE Develop a deep understanding of unmet needs of our local, underserved population.
RESOURCE Attract and direct new financial resources to help families thrive, especially in the areas of food, security, health, and education.
IMPACT Establish a sustainable source of community funding that improves the lives of residents now and for future generations.


Our Community Foundation supports a culture of community understanding, investment through local philanthropy, and volunteerism in Eagle County, Colorado.


Our Community Foundation values serve as the guiding principles that inform the way we approach our work.

  • We encourage partnership, cooperation and collaboration.
  • We listen to community perspectives to inspire solutions to local challenges.
  • We believe integrity, transparency and respect are the basis for building trust.
  • We honor the significance and joy of giving.


If you’re interested in making more possible in the Eagle River Valley contact us!
Susie Davis, Director of Community Impact
Email | 970-977-1093