We are home to more than 600 charitable funds and foundations created by generous individuals, families, business, and organizations to support the causes they care about in Vermont and beyond.
"I hope that my little story of giving will help people think about how they can make a difference."
- Marilyn Moulton, Fundholder
You can help expand the impact of giving throughout the state. Since its inception in 2006, this fund has supported innovative programs, publications, and services that help philanthropists, nonprofits, and others learn more about community needs and promising ideas.
"This fund enables us to go beyond grantmaking to grow the impact of giving in the state. We invite you to join us in supporting a creative and dynamic philanthropic community in Vermont."
- Peter Espenshade, VCF Vice President for Philanthropy
If you are not able to make a substantial gift to charity now but want to leave something for Vermont, you may want to consider including the Community Foundation in your will or living trust. You can leave a stated dollar amount, a property, a percentage of your estate, or the remainder after distributions to other beneficiaries.
"The Community Foundation created a personalized solution for us, and we are happy to know that the causes we care about will continue to be supported for generations to come."
- Bruce and Mei Mei Brown, Fundholders
We invite you to learn about the issue areas where the Community Foundation and our partners are currently focusing philanthropic resources. You can make a donation to any of these funds right now and make a difference.
"One of the strengths of a community foundation is the ability to understand changing community needs over time and work with our partners to address them."
- Stuart Comstock-Gay, VCF President & CEO