What can a community action agency do if its freezers break unexpectedly? What can an afterschool program do after its location has been vandalized? Vermont nonprofits such as these typically operate on tight budgets, so unbudgeted and unforeseen expenses that arise due to equipment failure, structural damage, or even happy-but-unanticipated opportunities can be difficult to absorb. The SUN grant program makes grants of $250-$5,000 to help organizations preserve or enhance their ability to meet their mission when faced with these types of expenses.
In 2015, SUN made 23 grants totaling $73,005.
2015 Special and Urgent Needs Grants:
Barre Elks Lodge #1535 received $2,107.
Bennington County Association Against Child Abuse received $5,000.
Big Heavy World Foundation received $1,000.
Brandon Senior Citizens Center received $5,000.
The Gathering Place received $5,000.
Burke Senior Meal Site received $1,000.
Capstone Community Action received $1,506.
Center for America's First Horse received $3,017.
Circle, Inc. received $3,000.
Fairfield Community Center Association received $3,800.
Family Center of Washington County received $5,000.
Living Well Community Care Home received $2,500.
Middlebury Community House received $2,500.
Old Stone House Museum received $2,500.
Preservation Trust of Vermont received $5,000.
Rhythm of the Rein received $1,500.
Park House received $4,900.
Rutland County Parent-Child Center received $5,000.
Southern Vermont Natural History Museum received $3,525.
Town of Johnson received $2,400.
Vermont Historical Society received $1,000.
West River Community Project received $2,500.
Windham Child Care Association received $4,250.