Skip to content

VVF logo

Vail Valley Foundation 2022 Annual Report

Play Moments of Impact

How to navigate this annual report

Looking for something?
Click or tap on the menu at any time to navigate to the section you would like to see.

Where is the menu?
The menu is three lines at the upper left corner of the page. It will be available from anywhere on the site. 

When in doubt, scroll down.
When you arrive at your chosen destination, scroll down to see more information about how YOU have helped the Vail Valley Foundation create thousands of “moments of impact” for our community.

Scroll down now.
See your Welcome Message, 2022 Impact Report, and more…

  • Chris Jarnot 
    Chair, Board of Directors, Vail Valley Foundation  

  • Mike Imhof 
    President, Vail Valley Foundation 


On behalf of our Board of Directors and staff, we want to thank you for believing in the Vail Valley Foundation.  It is your trust and generosity that allow us to envision an extraordinary mountain community with quality of life for all.

In this online Annual Report, you’ll see snapshots of the incredible impact that our organization has had thanks to you, our donors, volunteers, and sponsors.

We wish you a safe, healthy, and peaceful holiday season. If you’d like to learn more about our organization, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

Our Year

In 2022, thanks to extraordinary support from our community, we were able to have a powerful positive impact through leadership in arts, athletics, and education.

See the 2022 VVF IMPACT Report


An extraordinary mountain community with quality of life for all.


To provide leadership in arts, athletics and education, and address community needs to enhance our valley as a place to live, work and visit.

Community leadership

The nonprofit Vail Valley Foundation’s mission is to provide leadership in arts, athletics, and education and address community needs to enhance our valley as a place to live, work, and visit.  We have a special place in our community that allows us to bring together businesses, individual donors, government, and community leaders to help effect positive change in our community.

Although the VVF primarily focuses on arts, athletics, and education, there are other areas where our community faces major challenges. When our community faces extraordinary difficulties, as we did during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Vail Valley Foundation acts as a convener and leader to help solve big problems effectively.

These projects may not fit cleanly into the areas of arts, athletics, and education. Instead, they are special projects that fit broadly into the VVF’s goal to serve our unique community, and to provide leadership in times of need.

As an example, in 2022, our organization created the Eagle River Childcare Initiative to build or secure space for much needed incremental and affordable employer sponsored childcare facilities.  We are starting this project in Avon and will continue this effort in Edwards, Eagle, Gypsum, and potentially, Dotsero. Starting in 2023, the VVF will act as a convening organization bringing together the right community leaders to tackle our housing crises through the VVF led Housing Task Force.

Led by Gerald R. Ford, who was a founding Board Member of our organization, the founders of our organization always sought to be in service to the community across a wide range of areas. In the areas of Community Leadership, the VVF will continue to strive to serve the community in areas of need, as they arise, and to take swift, effective action to alleviate the issues that challenge our community.