Staff Blog

This is a space where Foundation staff share their thoughts and musings on giving and community:

Vermont Community Foundation President Stuart Comstock-Gay shares his thoughts on giving & community.
Posted by: Dan Smith on 1/9/2018 | 0 Comments
We see closing the opportunity gap as core to the mission of building strong Vermont communities and strongly believe that philanthropy is strategically positioned to tackle this set of challenges. To that end, we are allocating a significant portion of the Foundation’s discretionary resources towards increasing access to opportunity through four strategic focus areas: early care and learning, college and career training, support for youth and families, and community and economic vitality.
Posted by: Elisabeth Marx on 12/22/2017 | 0 Comments
This time of year often inspires reflection and a recent hike made me think about how connected so many Vermonters are to our land and forests.
Posted by: Dan Smith on 11/28/2017 | 0 Comments
During a time when digital and social communications seem to offer such potent fuel for anxiety, the now six-year-old tradition of Giving Tuesday offers a chance for us to rebut a narrative of civic and community dysfunction.
Posted by: Chelsea Bardot Lewis on 8/18/2017 | 0 Comments
Senior Philanthropic Advisor Chelsea Bardot Lewis starts a conversation about the role of philanthropy in rural economic development.
Posted by: Kevin Wiberg on 7/27/2017 | 0 Comments
The Community Foundation's new Philanthropic Advisor for Community Engagement, Kevin Wiberg, shares his excitement for his new role and what inspires him about the promise of helping low-income Vermonters connect with the resources that will help them foster their own growth.
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