Taos Ski Valley, New Mexico – The Taos Community Foundation’s Fund for Taos today announced a new matching grant from the Taos Ski Valley Foundation, the New Mexico affiliate of Louis Bacon’s Moore Charitable Foundation, to raise emergency funds for addressing the coronavirus crisis.

The Taos Ski Valley Foundation will match up to $25,000 in donations made by residents, workers, and businesses of the Village of Taos Ski Valley before May 15. The grant is in addition to a $25,000 contribution earlier this month when the Fund for Taos was launched and other commitments from the Taos Ski Valley, Inc. leadership team and board of directors.

“This $25,000 match and our other contributions will mean we will have raised $100,000 by the Taos Ski Valley community to support senior services, healthcare for vulnerable citizens, food for children, and other unforeseen emergencies brought on by the coronavirus crisis,” said David Norden, Taos Ski Valley, Inc. CEO.

“At this critical time in the fight against coronavirus, we must continue to support efforts that are demonstrating success, while also recognizing the toll this is taking on families, businesses, and communities,” said Louis Bacon, owner of Taos Ski Valley Inc. and founder of the Taos Ski Valley Foundation, “These donations will help invigorate the work that so many are doing to protect and support New Mexico.”

From today until May 15, Taos Ski Valley Foundation will match donations made to the Fund for Taos by Village businesses, workers, and residents, up to a total match of $25,000. Please consider supporting the Fund for Taos at 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.