Local Board of Realtors gives grant support to nonprofits

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As part of its mission to support the community, the Vail Board of Realtors Foundation recently awarded grant and sponsorship funds to 10 nonprofits whose programs serve Eagle County.

A total of $25,250 was awarded to Bright Future Foundation, Eagle County Historical Society, Eagle River Watershed Council, Eagle Valley Land Trust, Friends of Mountain Rescue, Habitat for Humanity Vail Valley, The Literacy Project, The Salvation Army Vail Valley, Vail Rotary Club, and Vail Valley Mountain Trails Alliance.

Qualifying nonprofits demonstrate a commitment to educational programs, offer disaster relief assistance at the local, state, or federal level, or provide housing-related programs.

“We are thankful for the Vail Board of Realtors Foundation’s long-standing support of healthy rivers in Eagle County,” said Holly Loff, executive director of Eagle River Watershed Council.  “It helps to protect the aesthetics, habitat, recreation and economy of our one-of-a-kind community.”

The funding will help with Eagle River Watershed Council’s projects, added Loff.  These include volunteer opportunities to revegetate damaged areas near waterways, remove litter throughout the watershed, and eliminate noxious weeds. ERWC also provides hands-on educational programs on river-related topics in both English and Spanish.

“The VBR Foundation is pleased to support the work these nonprofits do for our community,” said Erica Kirk, Vail Board of Realtors association executive. “Additionally, the VBR Foundation also provides financial assistance to members of the community who are in need due to a catastrophic illness or accident. We encourage the public to apply for assistance when in need.”

The Vail Board of Realtors® Foundation was established in 1996 to help promote community efforts for the Vail Board of Realtors®, a membership organization dedicated to the successful practice of the real estate profession. The VBR Foundation’s mission is: To assist the community and association members with need-based financial assistance, not-for-profit support, education, and disaster relief. Learn more at VBR.net.