Stories

The Vermont Women's Fund is committed to supporting the advancement, self-sufficiency, and economic and social equality of Vermont women and girls. The stories and videos below highlight a few of the ways that we are working to ensure that they can rise and thrive.

Melanie's Story

Now in her mid twenties, Melanie has overcome many difficult circumstances. The Vermont Women's Fund has impacted the lives of thousands of young women and girls through their grantmaking over the past 20 years. Melanie is one of them.

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The Boys and Girls Club of Brattleboro

Maia, a young woman who participated in the Boys and Girls Club of Brattleboro’s programs during her high school years, wrote a letter sharing her experience.

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Horses as Mentors

Imagine a warm summer day in Vermont. The trees are deep green, the hills are hazy. A group of riders and horses have gathered in the heat. At a distance this might look like any other group riding lesson; up close, it is far more personal. These riders, girls and young women, have a wide variety of backgrounds; some of them are living with physical or mental disability, some come from low-income families, and a few from relatively stable lives. They all have this in common: horses.

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Inspiring Young Women

Watch our video series that highlights the voices of young Vermont women. The series aims to bring awareness to the need to educate young women about career paths and leadership opportunities available to them.

Watch the Series