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Philanthropy

River Valley Ranch is a community with a big heart. Many RVR community members are actively involved in serving our community through participation in local non-profit organizations, support of philanthropic events, or just daily 'random acts of kindness'.

As an organization, RVR supports the efforts of many local non-profit organizations, providing community promotion of their activities and events and offering use of the Ranch House conference room for their meetings.

This section of the website celebrates the spirit of philanthropy at River Valley Ranch!




Aspen Valley Land Trust

Aspen Valley Land Trust (AVLT) is dedicated to preserving open lands for agriculture, wildlife, scenic enjoyment and recreation in the greater Roaring Fork and Colorado River Valleys. River Valley Ranch and AVLT have supported one another on various projects including this year's 2014 National Sheepdog Trials at Strang Ranch. RVR Residents took on the volunteer responsibilities for one full day of the Trials. In addition, RVR hosted the first ever 'Handlers Happy Hour', a great event, that let handlers and spectators mix and mingle over a drink and happy hour food. To learn more about Aspen Valley Land Trust, click  HERE

C.A.R.E.

Colorado Animal Rescue is a non-profit animal shelter whose mission is to provide safety and care for homeless and abandoned animals and education for the pet-owning public. They make every effort to place animals in loving homes, to encourage population control and to promote responsible pet ownership. RVR is proud to have many resident volunteers that work with  C.A.R.E. To learn more about C.A.R.E. including how to volunteer, click HERE

CASA

CASA is a nonprofit network supporting and promoting court appointed volunteer advocacy for abused and neglected children so that they can thrive in safe, permanent homes. Members of the RVR staff and other community members volunteer their time with this fine organization. To learn more about CASA, click HERE.   

Carbondale Council for Arts and Humanities (CCAH)

Carbondale Council on Arts and Humanities was formed in 1974 by a small, dedicated group of residents who wanted to promote the arts and artists in the Carbondale community. CCAH is committed to funding and supporting artistic expression. RVR promotes CCAH activities regularly in each edition of the RVR Weekly News. To learn more about the Carbondale Council for Arts and Humanities, click HERE.   

Challenge Aspen

Challenge Aspen provides recreational, educational and cultural experiences for people with disabilities. We encourage family and friends to share in these experiences.Challenge Aspen hosts year-round adaptive recreational, educational and cultural opportunities from our offices in Snowmass Village, Colorado. Making activities accessible to people with any physical or cognitive disability. To learn more about Challenge Aspen, click HERE

Habitat for Humanity

River Valley Ranch has a close relationship with Habitat for Humanity. We currently sponsor a 'Third Thursday with Habitat' build day each month at the build project in nearby Keator Grove. Many members of our community also support Habitat via their participation in Carbondale Rotary build days with Habitat. Recently a home was completed for the Adam Lavender family. Between RVR and Carbondale Rotary, we supplied 50% of the labor for the project, enabling a very deserving family to enjoy the pleasure and responsibility of home ownership. To learn more about Roaring Fork Valley Habitat for Humanity, click HERE.

Lift-Up

Each holiday season, RVR contributes to the Lift-Up Coat Drive. Winter coats in good condition are collected and distributed to those who need something warm for our cold Colorado winters. To learn more about Lift Up, click HERE to watch an informative video.

River Center

During the holiday season, the RVR Ranch House hosts an Angel Tree put on by the River program.  Residents of RVR participate in the program by providing gifts to local children in need. Residents select a paper ornament from the tree that has the name, age, and Christmas wish of a local child. These individuals provide a brighter holiday for many youngsters. Click HERE for more information on the River Center.

Roaring Fork High School Athletics 

RVR residents are active in the local high school athletics scene! Jeff Kelly is the coach of the RFHS Rams Football Team. Their games are held generally on Friday nights at the middle school athletic field. 

The talented RFHS Girl's Tennis team, led by Coach Audrey Ahumada, represents the RFHS in conference level tennis competition.

Tom's Door

Tom's Door is an interfaith outreach program serving the needy of the Roaring Fork Valley. Founder Rosie McSwain is a long-time RVR resident. Many of the Board members of Tom's Door also live at RVR. Thanks to generous donations, the door is always open. To learn more about Tom's Door, click HERE

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