The Vermont Community Foundation

The Vermont Community Foundation helps build and manage charitable funds created by individuals, families, groups, organizations, and institutions to improve the quality of life in Vermont. Grants from these funds are awarded at the suggestion of our fundholders and through competitive processes managed by the Foundation.

The Foundation helps Vermont-focused philanthropists and organizations:

  • Learn - gain knowledge about community needs and deepen their understanding of ways strategic philanthropy can make a difference
  • Lead - nurture innovative practices and invest in the most promising models for lasting change
  • Grow - increase Vermont's philanthropic capital by inspiring new giving and making it easy to give more effectively.

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Recent News from Vermont Community Foundation

Vermont tourism is open for business
Foundation: Vermont Community Foundation

... and Parks Association, and Vermont Community Foundation meant to highlight and promote outdoor community events around the state. To...more

Vermont funders: We stand with the Clemmons Family Farm
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... Arts; Dan Smith, Vermont Community Foundation; Karen Mittelman, Vermont Arts Council; and Christopher Kaufman Ilstrup, Vermont...more

Virtual Community for Entrepreneurs here to stay
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Thanks in large part to the generosity of the Vermont Community Foundation, who provided a $70,000 supporting grant, the Collective is free of...more

Norwich creamery owners sue state colleges over farm deal
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is now the director of the Vermont Community Foundation. He declined to comment on the lawsuit. Moulton, Smith's successor, allegedly made...more

Virtual summit to lay the groundwork for Vermont's future 30 years from now
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... outlines a set of bold goals for the economy, environment and inclusiveness in Vermont. ... Advance creative solutions to climate change. Creativity in answering the challenges of climate change...more

Dozens of community leaders to gather virtually for Summit on the Future of Vermont
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... a set of bold goals for the economy, environment and inclusiveness in Vermont. ... Vermont must advance creative solutions to climate...more

VCF hires Molly Walsh as Research and Insight Officer
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Walsh joins the Community Foundation after more than thirty years covering Vermont as a newspaper reporter, spending the majority of that time...more

Record Year of Charitable Giving for Vermont Community Foundation
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The Vermont Community Foundation, its fundholders, and charitable partners made $31.9 million in grants, more than 90 percent of which went directly into Vermont communities. This represents a 24...more

John G. McCullough Free Library to undergo three-stage renovation, expansion
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... laptops to lend to patrons starting in June, thanks to a grant from the Vermont Community Foundation administered by the Department of...more

VCF grants $10000 to CVOEO to Voices Against Violence program
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Vermont Business Magazine The Vermont Community Foundation has granted $10,000 through the VT COVID-19 Response Fund to Voices...more

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Is Corporate Philanthropy Dead?

Senay Ataselim-Yilmaz, Chief Operating Officer, Turkish Philanthropy Funds, writes that philanthropy often solves the very problems that stems from market failure. Some social issues, however,  cannot be tackled by questioning the return on investment.

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