Like always, VillageFest is a charity event. A percentage of profits from our 2018 event will be used to establish a Mammoth Jazz Music Scholarship in memory of Elliott Thompson (a long time Mammoth Lakes resident and music supporter.)  This scholarship will be awarded to a Mammoth High School graduating senior who will be pursuing higher eduction in music.

Here are a few past recipients of our donations:

  • Mono Council for the Arts Their mission is to promote appreciation of the arts and encourage local creative talent through education
  • Mammoth Lakes Foundation The purpose of the Mammoth Lakes Foundation is to support higher education and cultural enrichment in the Eastern Sierra.
  • Volcom Brothers Skatepark Built in honor of Jeff Anderson
  • Eastside K-9 Avalanche Dogs  Eastside K-9 is a 501c3 not for profit organization that was formed in 2004 to provide avalanche rescue dogs in case of person(s) buried in an avalanche. Eastside K-9 also provides backcountry safety education on the dangers of traveling in avalanche terrain.
  • Stand By Me Mentor Program For more information, please call: 760.934.5533
  • Geothermal Institute of Research, Education, and Outreach The mission is to educate the general public about the viability and value of geothermal heat as an energy source, and to establish a “living laboratory,” heated by geothermal sources, for the study of agriculture and other applications in a high altitude environment.