Taos Ski Valley Foundation, the New Mexico affiliate of Louis Bacon’s Moore Charitable Foundation, has donated $25,000 to the newly formed Fund for Taos, a specialized action fund within the Taos Community Foundation dedicated to serving the community’s needs during the COVID-19 emergency.

“COVID-19 is an unprecedented health and economic crisis affecting all communities. We are proud to support the Taos Community Foundation’s Fund for Taos dedicated to supporting the local Taos community during this challenging time,” said Louis Bacon, owner of Taos Ski Valley and founder of the Taos Ski Valley Foundation.

“Our staff is working closely with other community leaders to identify unmet needs, deploy resources, and be a source of solutions,” said David Norden, CEO of Taos Ski Valley. David is a member of the Enchanted Circle Community Organizations Active in Disaster (EC-COAD), which formed to bring together various private sector and non-governmental agencies, businesses, non-profits, faith-based groups, and community leaders to foster effective preparedness, response, and recovery for the people of the Enchanted Circle, especially in times of disaster.

Taos Ski Valley and Taos Ski Valley Foundation are longtime partners of the Taos Community Foundation which supports the greatest community needs in Taos County through grants to local nonprofits. “Taos Ski Valley Foundation’s generous donation will go a long way to helping us achieve our significant fundraising goals,” said Lisa O’Brien, Taos Community Foundation Director. “The Taos community has been devastated economically. We are extremely grateful to Taos Ski Valley Foundation for making this commitment.”

Please consider supporting the Fund for Taos, visit https://www.taoscf.org/ 

About the Taos Community Foundation and the Fund for Taos
Taos Community Foundation is dedicated to serving the unique needs of the communities of Taos and western Colfax Counties. All contributions to the Taos Community Foundation’s Fund for Taos (formerly the COVID-19 Response Fund) support local nonprofits responding to COVID-19 and its effects.

About The Taos Ski Valley Foundation
The Taos Ski Valley Foundation is an affiliate foundation of The Moore Charitable Foundation, a private family foundation founded in 1992 by lifelong conservationist Louis Bacon. TSVF supports conservation nonprofits that focus on protecting threatened landscapes, habitats, wildlife, and waterways. The Taos Ski Valley Foundation also supports educational and community programs in the Taos area.