-John Galvin, EVFAF Founder
To provide constructive financial assistance, not otherwise available, for low-to-moderate-income families who live and work in Eagle County.
Eagle Valley Family Assistance Fund is a non-profit 501(c)(3) entity organized to address the financial needs of working families who have “fallen through the cracks” of traditional methods and systems of economic assistance. Our underlying belief is that a strong family unit is the most basic component of a healthy Eagle Valley community and economy.
When families face unmet financial needs, and have nowhere to turn for help, EVFAF traditionally provides a supervised no-interest loan from our revolving fund. Loan repayments are individually scheduled according to each recipient’s ability to repay.
Since our first loan in December 1993, EVFAF has aided more than 700 families and individuals with cumulative loans totaling over one million dollars and individual loans ranging from a few hundred dollars to over five thousand dollars. We have assisted families in Eagle County with expenses related to health care, rental deposits, legal assistance, education fees and other needs.
EVFAF is completely a volunteer organization with no paid employees. Our board members interview applicants and recommend those who they believe we can help to the full board for approval. Approved loans are administered by the First Bank in Avon, the same as a commercial loan. This also aids successful clients in building a positive credit history.
The EVFAF board members believe strongly in the importance of a stable, productive community in Eagle Valley and it is the purpose of this organization to assist in maintaining such a community through its mission.
Fraser Horn, President
Alexia Jurschak, Vice President
Heather Hughes, Treasurer
Ellen Imhof, Secretary
Your contribution to the Eagle Valley Family Assistance Fund will enable us to provide critical financial assistance to families in Eagle County. We are very grateful for your generosity.