Eagle Valley Community Foundation

Improving the quality of life in Eagle County, Colorado.

aka The Community Market   |   Vail, CO   |
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Eagle Valley Community Foundation

EIN: 47-1915583


Our Mission:\n\nKnowledge- Develop a deep understanding of the unmet needs of our local, underserved population\n\nResources- Attract and direct new financial resources to help families thrive especially in the areas of food security, health, and education\n\nImpact- Establish a sustainable source of community funding that improves the lives of local residents now and for future generations

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Executive Director

Mrs. Melina Valsecia

Main address

Po Box 1580

Vail, CO 81658 USA

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Subject area info




Population served info


Economically disadvantaged people

NTEE code info

Community Foundations (T31)

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (E01)

Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution (B12)

IRS subsection

501(c)(3) Public Charity

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Tax forms

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Programs and results

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Our programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

The Community Market, formerly known as The Eagle River Valley Food Bank

We believe the well being of one is linked to the well being of all.

The Community Market helps make sure that no family in our community has to choose between paying bills or putting food on the table.

Here in Eagle County, more than 8,700 residents deal with food insecurity.The Community Market provides access to free, nutrient-rich food throughout the County with markets featuring a variety of fresh produce, dairy and bread as well as shelf-stable grocery items, all available for each customer’s own choosing.

Population(s) Served
Economically disadvantaged people

We know that to improve wellness, we need to bring resources to where people need us most.

When it comes to promoting wellness for the people who live and work in Eagle County, MIRA is about taking down barriers, making people feel welcome, providing education about available resources and helping those we serve navigate it all. The MIRA bus is a one-stop integrated and culturally relevant way
to connect people to basic health education and screenings, support in applying to public assistance programs, food resources, workforce development, coordination with childhood programming and more. MIRA is relevant and trusted, as resources and services available on MIRA change based on community needs and priorities.

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Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Total pounds of food rescued

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Related Program

The Community Market, formerly known as The Eagle River Valley Food Bank

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Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success


Our Sustainable Development Goals

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Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

EVCF is a young, entrepreneurial organization founded to address the greatest needs of the marginalized people living and/or working within the Eagle River Valley and beyond. EVCF is not a traditional community foundation, rather we work in conjunction with community partners to both deliver direct service programs and support the impact and capacity building of other nonprofit organizations. To support the economic security and prosperity of people throughout Eagle County, the essential needs of their families must first be met. Through our programs, we not only aim to provide immediate assistance and support to families who are suffering from food insecurity and a lack of access to health resources, we also aim to partner with community members to build their own capacity as leaders, advocates, and empowered members of our community.

EVCF is a convener, inspiring collective action to local challenges, always keeping our ear to the ground and providing responsive solutions to the most emerging needs of Eagle Valley community members. Current areas of focus include: Addressing Food Insecurity through Healthy Food Access (The Community Market), Early Care and Learning, Health & Wellness Resources and Referrals (MIRA), Nonprofit Leadership Capacity Building, and Building Community Leadership Among People of Color (Elevar Social Venture Fund). Through each of these current core focus areas of Eagle Valley Community Foundation, the lens of equity, inclusiveness, building economic power, and leveling the playing field for all people in our community are at the center of this work. All of our programs are tailored to the culture, neighborhood and needs of the community with a focus on building upon the strengths of each family and individual we serve.


Eagle Valley Community Foundation
Fiscal year: Jan 01 - Dec 31
Financial documents
2021 2021 EVCF 990 2020 2020 EVCF 990 2019 Eagle Valley Community Foundation
done  Yes, financials were audited by an independent accountant. info

Revenue vs. expenses:  breakdown

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info
Note: When component data are not available, the graph displays the total Revenue and/or Expense values.

Liquidity in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 59.00 over 6 years

Months of cash in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 10.8 over 6 years

Fringe rate in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 12% over 6 years

Funding sources info

Source: IRS Form 990

Assets & liabilities info

Source: IRS Form 990

Financial data

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

Eagle Valley Community Foundation

Revenue & expenses

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

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Eagle Valley Community Foundation

Balance sheet

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

The balance sheet gives a snapshot of the financial health of an organization at a particular point in time. An organization's total assets should generally exceed its total liabilities, or it cannot survive long, but the types of assets and liabilities must also be considered. For instance, an organization's current assets (cash, receivables, securities, etc.) should be sufficient to cover its current liabilities (payables, deferred revenue, current year loan, and note payments). Otherwise, the organization may face solvency problems. On the other hand, an organization whose cash and equivalents greatly exceed its current liabilities might not be putting its money to best use.

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Financial trends analysis Glossary & formula definitions

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

This snapshot of Eagle Valley Community Foundation’s financial trends applies Nonprofit Finance Fund® analysis to data hosted by GuideStar. While it highlights the data that matter most, remember that context is key – numbers only tell part of any story.

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Profitability info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) before depreciation -$340,531 -$97,130 $1,473,610 $204,721 -$280,141
As % of expenses -43.0% -9.9% 118.9% 11.4% -11.8%
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) after depreciation -$344,578 -$100,780 $1,472,700 $204,604 -$290,837
As % of expenses -43.3% -10.3% 118.8% 11.4% -12.2%
Revenue composition info
Total revenue (unrestricted & restricted) $451,899 $910,908 $2,769,628 $1,946,027 $2,045,872
Total revenue, % change over prior year -30.7% 101.6% 204.1% -29.7% 5.1%
Program services revenue 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 4.0%
Membership dues 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Investment income 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Government grants 0.0% 15.2% 23.6% 26.7% 37.2%
All other grants and contributions 100.0% 84.8% 76.4% 73.3% 58.8%
Other revenue 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Expense composition info
Total expenses before depreciation $792,430 $979,279 $1,238,944 $1,801,325 $2,368,956
Total expenses, % change over prior year 116.1% 23.6% 26.5% 45.4% 31.5%
Personnel 16.7% 39.4% 48.1% 51.4% 49.1%
Professional fees 23.2% 3.8% 3.5% 4.5% 6.8%
Occupancy 7.3% 4.5% 0.7% 4.0% 5.7%
Interest 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Pass-through 23.4% 1.3% 2.2% 12.4% 1.2%
All other expenses 29.4% 51.1% 45.6% 27.7% 37.1%
Full cost components (estimated) info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Total expenses (after depreciation) $796,477 $982,929 $1,239,854 $1,801,442 $2,379,652
One month of savings $66,036 $81,607 $103,245 $150,110 $197,413
Debt principal payment $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Fixed asset additions $0 $0 $0 $4,080 $89,470
Total full costs (estimated) $862,513 $1,064,536 $1,343,099 $1,955,632 $2,666,535

Capital structure indicators

Liquidity info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Months of cash 4.2 2.9 18.1 12.6 7.7
Months of cash and investments 4.2 2.9 18.1 12.6 7.7
Months of estimated liquid unrestricted net assets 4.3 2.3 16.1 12.4 7.4
Balance sheet composition info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Cash $278,333 $232,676 $1,866,291 $1,898,711 $1,518,920
Investments $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Receivables $0 $0 $0 $0 $94,124
Gross land, buildings, equipment (LBE) $20,650 $20,650 $20,650 $24,730 $114,200
Accumulated depreciation (as a % of LBE) 75.6% 95.6% 100.0% 84.0% 27.6%
Liabilities (as a % of assets) 1.5% 6.1% 6.3% 0.5% 12.8%
Unrestricted net assets $291,858 $191,078 $1,663,778 $1,868,382 $1,542,355
Temporarily restricted net assets $0 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Permanently restricted net assets $0 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Total restricted net assets $0 $28,279 $85,350 $25,331 $64,095
Total net assets $291,858 $219,357 $1,749,128 $1,893,713 $1,606,450

Key data checks

Key data checks info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
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The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Executive Director

Mrs. Melina Valsecia

In 2020, Melina Valsecia took over as the Executive Director of the Eagle Valley Community Foundation. With broad experience in community organizing, advocacy and strengthening leadership of the LatinX community, Melina has a vision to build an inclusive community where the LatinX population in Eagle County is empowered as leaders and where economic opportunity, innovation, and the ability to thrive within Eagle County can be attained by ALL community members, where everyone belongs.

Number of employees

Source: IRS Form 990

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Officers, directors, trustees, and key employees

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

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Eagle Valley Community Foundation

Board of directors
as of 06/22/2023
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
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Board chair

Mr. Dan Godec

Seth Ehrlich

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Susie Davis

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Cynthia Helle

Jeff Malehorn

Alan Hernandez

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Laura Malehorn

Brian Knapp

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Ryann T Kipp

Jason Denhart

Bravo! Festival

Merv Lapin

Mark Wurzer

Vail Daily

William Simon

Carter Sharftein

Chris Romer

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Michael Rushmore

Kathryn Rejio

Colorado Mountain College

Nick Brinkman


Andrew Atkins

Eric Reinhard

Mark Spiers

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? No
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? No
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? No
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? No
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 6/22/2023

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The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)
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Heterosexual or straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

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There are no contractors recorded for this organization.

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SOURCE: IRS Form 990 Schedule G

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