Carpenters’ Ball Spotlight: Slifer Smith & Frampton
The Charitable Foundation of Slifer Smith & Frampton has been an active supporter of a variety of community organizations in Eagle County since 2014. Its goal: to support the local community through needs-based giving.
Slifer Smith & Frampton believes that investing in the community is what makes the Vail Valley a great place to live. They are proud to support the amazing local charities in our community that foster education, youth, family, arts, athletics, environmental stewardship, crisis support and more.
Founders Rod Slifer, Mark Smith and Harry Frampton recognized both the opportunity and the importance of giving back to the community. The organization donates approximately $100,000 a year to 50 local charities, including Bright Future Foundation, Eagle Valley Humane Society, Eagle Valley Land Trust, Education Foundation of Eagle County, SpeakUp ReachOut, Small Champions, Swift Eagle Charitable Foundation, The Cycle Effect, Trio Therapy Partners and so many more.
Organizations like Friends of Mountain Rescue benefit from contributions for equipment costs; The Community Market receives funding for families needing access to food; and the Vail Valley Charitable Fund uses the grant money to assist community members experiencing medical financial crisis.
Foundation volunteers also contribute their time to various nonprofits across the valley. They reduce labor costs by helping build affordable homes for local families through Habitat for Humanity Vail Valley. They participate in the Adopt-A-Trail program through Vail Valley Mountain Trails Alliance, cleaning up the Two Elk Trail in Minturn. Highway and river cleanup are two other ways brokers and staff of Slifer Smith & Frampton Real Estate volunteer their time, ensuring that our valley remains beautiful.
“Our Habitat Build Days are some of my favorite. We always leave with smiles on our faces knowing we were part of an amazing effort here in the Vail Valley. The Habitat team is a blast to work with and we learn about the different ways they gather resources for the houses and the families that apply to be part of the program,” says Heather Weiss, board member.
To donate directly to Eagle County organizations and continue the foundation’s mission of working together in supporting our neighbors, visit Slifer Smith & Frampton’s giving page.