2022 – 5th Annual Sun Valley Tour de Force:
As a result of this year’s event, Sun Valley Tour de Force donated $600,000 to The Hunger Coalition – a record amount for the event and one of the single biggest donations to The Hunger Coalition outside of its capital campaign.
“A donation of this size is absolutely transformational,” she said. “It’s about one-fifth of our annual budget and enough to cover the cost of all of our children’s programs, plus our farm, for a year. Knowing that we don’t need to worry about these important programs is a huge relief.” – Krista Felton, Director of Philantrophy, The Hunger Coalition.
2021 – 4th Annual Sun Valley Tour de Force:
Thanks to the generosity of SVTdF drivers, sponsors, volunteers, and fans, SVTdF was able to present a check for $175,000 to The Hunger Coalition. This donation will fuel the Healthy Food Pantry for four-five months, providing nearly 5,500 grocery carts full of nutritious food for our neighbors.
The Hunger Coalition (THC) currently serves 28% of the county – about 6,500 people, half of whom are children- and manages over ten food-related programs including a food pantry, community farm and garden, and children’s food programs. While the organization is currently serving over 1 in 4 local people, studies show that 1 in 2 are considered food insecure or one crisis away. In order to close this gap and double the number of people it serves, THC recently renovated Bloom Community Food Center, tripling its size and providing more stigma-free opportunities for locals to access food. The updated facility and expanded farm serves as a platform for their community kitchen, heated greenhouses, partner collaboration space, and a next gen food pantry. With all these new plans in place, this partnership comes at an essential time for the organization.
2020 – 3rd Annual Sun Valley Tour de Force:
Although the event was cancelled due to Covid-19, our generous ‘SVTdF family’ came together to support our non-profit beneficiary, The Hunger Coalition. In a time of extreme need, we were able to donate $15,000 to ensure that food insecure people in the Wood River Valley will not go hungry. Thank you so much to our donors and long time supporters – you are the best!
2019 – 2nd Annual Sun Valley Tour de Force:
Sun Valley Tour de Force presented Idaho BaseCamp with a donation valued at over $100,000. The donation was a Ford Transit 15-passenger van and a check for $65,000. The funds will be used for scholarships to the new south valley after-school program and continued funding of the fifth-grade Outdoor Adventure Camps for 150 students.
“The donation from Sun Valley Tour de Force is not about what it means to Idaho BaseCamp but what it means to our community. This money will be used to offer scholarships to the youth of our valley for Outdoor Adventure Education programs and After School Programs. And – the donated van means that our children are safe and traveling in style! Thank you, Sun Valley Tour de Force, for making a big impact on our Valley!”
– Mat Gershater, Executive Director, Idaho Basecamp
2018 – 1st Annual Sun Valley Tour de Force:
Sun Valley Tour de Force raised funds to send 52 public school students to Idaho BaseCamp. Students from both Bellevue Elementary and Mackay School enjoyed a two-night campout filled with outdoor adventure education, free of charge, at Idaho BaseCamp’s headquarters 45 minutes outside of Sun Valley, Idaho. The students participated in a complete program focused on internal growth, developing personal responsibility, team building, leadership activities, and mindfulness skills. The outdoor classroom focuses on science, animals and the environment with a special emphasis on nature preservation. With a no screen policy at camp, students got to experience full immersion in nature and ample quality time with their counselors and peers.