We’ve created these press kits to help our grantees share news about the grant and their work. You’ll find social media tips, local media contacts, and a press release template. We are expanding our press-kits to include specifics for many of the competitive grant rounds at the Community Foundation, the Vermont Women's Fund and the J. Warren & Lois McClure Foundation, one of our supporting organizations. Check back again for new ones if you don't see yours here. And know that we're here to help. If you have any questions about how to publicize or publicly acknowledge your grant, give us a call!
Press Release: Template and Media Contacts
Press releases are a great way to share news about the grant with your community. You may want to email a press release announcing the grant and your upcoming work to local media contacts. We've identified media contacts in each county; you may know of others.
Suggested Media Contacts by County (Updated 2/8/2017)
Feel free to select and download a press release template we've created from the list below to draft your own release. When sending the release to your local media contacts, we recommend including it in the body of the email instead of as an attachment.
Social Media: Let's Share the News!
We'd love to help publicize your work by highlighting it on Facebook and Twitter. If your organization uses either or both of these social media sites, let us know by liking us at www.facebook.com/vermontcf
or following @vermontcf
on Twitter. Mention us or tag us, and we'll be sure to reciprocate and do our best to re-post information you share about the grant.
If your organization does not use social media, now is a great time to consider jumping on board and sharing news with your network!
If you would like to feature our logo on print or online materials relating to your grant, we would be happy to provide you with a high-resolution file. Please contact Senior Communications Manager Paige Pierson with a note briefly describing the materials and how you plan to feature the logo, and she will send you the file.