Vail Valley Foundation Mission

"The Vail Valley Foundation is a non-profit organization that seeks to enhance and sustain the quality of life in the Vail Valley by providing leadership in the arts, athletics, and education."

Through athletics, culture and education, the Vail Valley Foundation has been enriching our community, the lives of our residents, and those of our guests since 1981. Fueled by the generous support of our donors and an ongoing commitment to serve the people of the Valley, the Foundation is responsible for providing our community with some of its most treasured annual events, such as the Vail International Dance Festival, American Ski Classic, Summer & Winter Mountain Games, Birds of Prey World Cup Race Week, Vilar Performing Arts Center and our summer and winter free concert series. We have also had the pleasure of bringing major international events to the Vail Valley, including the 1989, 1999 and 2015 FIS Alpine World Ski Championships and the 1994 and 2001 World Mountain Bike Championships.

While the impact of the events we bring to the Vail Valley is phenomenal, we believe some of the most important work we do is in supporting literacy programs for our community’s youth and providing higher education scholarships for deserving graduates of our local high schools. Through annual grants, the Foundation also supports other worthy non-profits in the Valley. Organizations such as YouthPower365, the Magic Book Bus, the Vail Symposium and others work with us to help further the mission, helping us to have an even greater impact throughout our community.

We consider it a great privilege to have the ability to improve the quality of life we all experience in the Vail Valley. It is only through the dedication and support of our partners, who share our dedication to this community, that we are able to carry out our vision. With your help, we, the Vail Valley Foundation, pledge to continue our mission of bringing the world to the Vail Valley and the Vail Valley to the world.