Vail Resorts kicks off 2010 grant cycle |

Vail Resorts kicks off 2010 grant cycle

Vail Resorts Echo, the company’s corporate stewardship program, is kicking off the 2010 fall grant process. Open to local Tahoe nonprofits, applications are due Sept. 22.

Vail Resorts Echo encompasses environmental stewardship, charitable giving and community engagement. The program is aimed at both protecting the natural resources that surround the resorts and helping build stronger communities.

For its charitable contributions, Vail Resorts Echo supports programs that enhance the quality of life in the South Lake Tahoe area. Specifically, the focus of the charitable giving through Echo is in two main areas: supporting educational and youth programs, and encouraging innovation in and implementation of environmental stewardship practices.

Local Heavenly leadership from Vail Resorts form the VR Echo Giving Council and award cash grants and in-kind donations once a year through a grant application process. Nonprofits who run programs within the focus areas, benefit local residents and are based in El Dorado County and Douglas County may apply.

Grant applications and additional information is available at

For questions, call Nicky DeFord at 720-524-5020 or e-mail

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