Postsecondary Education


In 2008 the J. Warren and Lois McClure Foundation partnered with the Community Foundation to study the ways philanthropy might improve access to higher education in order to address issues such as youth development, workforce readiness, equal opportunity, and economic development within the state. The results of this work were published in the 2009 report, Understanding Vermont: Postsecondary Education.

Read or download the report.

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Thanks to leadership funding from the McClure Foundation, the Vermont Community Foundation established the Access to Higher Education Fund to serve philanthropists interested in combining forces to impact the barriers that prevent Vermonters from aspiring to and attaining the advanced education they need to stay in Vermont, to achieve their personal goals, and to help our state prosper.

Contribute to the fund or contact  Carolyn Weir at or 802-388-3355 ext. 239 to learn more.