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People who love Vermont and love to give work with us. We are home to more than 725 charitable funds and foundations created by generous individuals, families, business, and organizations to support the causes they care about in Vermont and beyond - both now and in the future. 

If you want to establish a charitable fund, supporting organization, bequest, or other charitable vehicle, this is the place to do it. Our public charity status provides maximum tax advantages under state and federal law, and we accept a wide variety of assets and can facilitate even the most complex forms of giving. In most cases our annual fee is more affordable than the costs of a private foundation.

We invite you to explore our offerings listed below.

Donor advised funds offer a convenient, flexible way for individuals, families, businesses, or other groups to take an active role in making grant recommendations to support the causes they care about.

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We offer two types of discretionary funds:

An UNRESTRICTED discretionary fund places your trust in the Community Foundation staff to make grants that respond to Vermont’s most pressing needs and challenges.

A FIELD OF INTEREST discretionary fund lets you support the causes you care about—the environment, the arts, or a specific community or region—while allowing the Community Foundation staff to choose grant recipients.

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When you want to provide permanent ongoing support for one or more favorite organizations. 

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Supporting organizations are right for people who want the feel and identity of their own charitable foundation, without the administrative burden. They are large funds (minimum $5 million) and do a significant amount of annual grantmaking. 

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We invite you to visit our Give Now page and learn about the  range of issue areas where the Community Foundation and our partners are currently focusing their resources. You can make a donation directly to any of these funds.

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