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Vail Board of Realtors® Foundation

Giving back to the community

VBRF Mission Statement

The Vail Board of REALTORS® Foundation supports initiatives focused on creating attainable housing solutions for all, works in collaboration with community organizations to cultivate housing opportunity for all Eagle County residents, and provides assistance to our REALTOR® members in need.

VBRF Vision Statement

We envision all Eagle County residents to have access to stable housing, and the opportunity to build equity and deepen community connections through homeownership.

Ways to receive support from VBRF

The VBR Foundation's Giving Policy supports our community and association members, provides nonprofit and disaster relief.

You can find information below on the Vail Board of Realtors® Foundation (VBRF), Giving Policy and Donation Request Forms.

VBRF Individual Request for Support Application
VBR members and members of the community needing financial assistance due to a catastrophic illness or accident, for use towards expenses related to medical issues or disaster relief.

VBRF Catastrophic Disaster Request Application
Specifically for grants for organizations assisting in catastrophic disasters on a local, state, and national level.

VBRF Annual Scholarship Application: Applications are open!
The Vail Board of Realtors® Foundation (VBRF) is accepting Annual Academic Scholarship applications. Applications close on June 16, 2023.

Click here for application & criteria!

Recipients can be awarded up to $2,000 to attend a college, university, or an accredited educational institution of higher learning. Scholarship qualifications are based on academic merit, volunteer and philanthropic involvement, and residency in Eagle County.

VBRF Giving Policy
An overview of VBRF’s Giving Policy and Mission Statement.

Ways to support VBRF

Colorado Gives Day

Vail Board of Realtors® Foundation is a recipient of Colorado Gives Day - an annual statewide movement to celebrate and increase philanthropy through online giving. This year, CGD is December 5.

You can support VBR Foundation year-round through this online giving website.

Each year, gifts made between November 1 and Colorado Gives Day are boosted by the Colorado Gives Day Incentive Fund! This means more funding to help our community.


Vail Board of Realtors Foundation awards grants to Eagle County nonprofits

As part of its mission to support the community, the Vail Board of Realtors Foundation recently awarded grant and sponsorship funds to 16 nonprofits whose programs serve Eagle County.

A total of $28,000 was awarded to Bright Future Foundation, Eagle County Historical Society, Eagle River Watershed Council, Eagle Valley Land Trust, Habitat for Humanity Vail Valley, The Learning Tree, The Literacy Project, Mountain Valley Developmental Services, Mountain Youth, Salvation Army Vail, Starting Hearts, SpeakUP ReachOut, Vail Mountain Rescue Group, Vail Valley Mountain Trails Alliance, Vail Valley Works, and Youth Power 365.

“We were excited to receive 47 applications from local nonprofit organizations this year,” said Dawn Mullin, Vail Board of Realtors Foundation Chair. “It was a difficult decision and after much thoughtful and diligent consideration, the VBR Foundation was thrilled to offer our support and appreciation for the hard work these organizations perform in our community. It’s truly an honor to be able to touch so many lives through their dedication and commitment.”

To qualify, a nonprofit organization must serve the Eagle County community with housing-related programs, educational programs, or offer disaster relief assistance. In addition, the VBR Foundation provides financial assistance to members of the community who are in need due to a catastrophic illness, accident, or life event. Applications and more information can be found at

Annual Academic Scholarship

The Vail Board of REALTORS® Foundation (VBRF) Academic Scholarship is awarded to qualifying students to attend a college, university, or accredited educational institution of higher learning. Qualifications are based on academic merit, volunteer and philanthropic involvement, and residency in Eagle County.

The scholarship application deadline is closed for this year and will reopen in May 2023.

Congratulations to the following honorees selected for 2022!
Holden Behr- University of Colorado, Boulder
James Crea- Colorado School of Mines
Leah Dudley- University of Arizona
Alexandra Gonzalez- University of Colorado, Colorado Springs
Elizabeth Keiser- Grand Canyon University
Berkeley Kelly- Purdue University
Lillian "Marley" Lindner- University of Wisconsin, Madison
Savina Genevieve May- Colorado Mesa University
Kate Mitchell- University of Colorado, Boulder
Gabriella "Ella" Moberg- Creighton University
Ellie Nelson- Colorado State University
Addison Nothnagel- Ithaca College
Samantha Nothnagel- Ithaca College
Kyle Parliament- University of Colorado, Boulder
Alex Parliament- University of Colorado, Boulder
Olivia Pyke- Colorado State University
Ethan Pyke- University of Colorado, Boulder
Jensen Rawlings- Colorado College
Reagan Romano- University of Vermont
Lauren Rumley- Grand Canyon University
Cooper Smith- Embry Riddle Aeronautical University
Diana Trifonova- University of Colorado, Boulder
Brooklyn Vargas- Colorado School of Mines
Karsen Williams- Elon University
Connor Wilson- University of California, Berkeley

VBR Foundation provided a total of $41,500 in 2022 to dedicated and striving students. Recipients were awarded amounts up to $2,000. The number of scholarships and award amounts were based upon the VBRF budget and determined anonymously by the qualifications. Thank you to the Scholarship Committee for your time and efforts.

Click here to see past scholarship recipients.


VBRF Goals

The Vail Board of Realtors® Foundation (VBRF) was established in 1996 to help promote community efforts for the Vail Board of Realtors®. Today it is a prominent charitable organization in the Vail Valley, known for supporting the community and its members in times of greatest opportunity and greatest need.

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Focus & Impact

  1. Develop a high profile for the Foundation and for REALTORS® as contributors to the vitality of the community. 
  2. To be sought after as a partner in supporting disaster relief, education and the advancement of housing in Vail Valley.
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Donor Development & Relations

3. Attract donors beyond the VBR membership who align with the focus and values of the Foundation. 

4. Develop a broad-based donor development strategy that includes consistent efforts to recognize donors and share information on the activities and impact of the Foundation.

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5. Implement a mix of fundraising strategies and events that will connect with different donor segments and generate significant growth in Foundation funds.

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Foundation Governance

6. Operate an efficient, financially healthy organization with a structure that provides meaningful, convenient opportunities for members to contribute. 

7. Build a deep, qualified pool of volunteers and future leaders who can advance the mission, goals and priorities of the Foundation.

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To support the community, non-profit organizations and VBR members with need-based financial assistance, education and disaster relief.

A look back at VBRF in 2020!

The Vail Board of Realtors® Foundation gave a total of $81,000 to our community in 2020, including 21 academic scholarships, grants to 15 area nonprofits, and assistance to two families. Please watch our video recap.