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: Elisabeth Marx on 9/26/2019 | 0 Comments
Vermont is widely regarded as one of the most queer-friendly states in America. This is thanks to decades of struggle and activism by Vermont’s LGBTQ+ community. But Vermont youth and adults continue to face many challenges, and Samara’s work is certainly not complete.
Posted by: Dan Smith on 7/24/2019 | 0 Comments

The first time I heard Raj Chetty live was in April 2017 in Boston at a Center for Effective Philanthropy conference. Chetty, who received a MacArthur Genius grant in 2012, is widely considered one of the most influential social scientists working today.

Posted by: Chelsea Bardot Lewis on 6/28/2019 | 0 Comments
Last week, as part of our Community Conversations Series, we sat down with fundholders to listen to a panel of Vermonters and explore the role of mission investing. We talked about how mission investing can transform entrenched inequities, and we took a look at the role of entrepreneurship in closing the opportunity gap. The conversation covered a lot of ground, so we want to share in this post some of the highlights of what we learned.
Posted by: Gaye Symington on 5/9/2019 | 0 Comments
Vibrant farms and agricultural communities matter to all Vermonters, not just farmers. The High Meadows Fund is exploring new approaches and invites you to learn along with them.
Posted by: Emilye Pelow Corbett on 4/26/2019 | 0 Comments
While we recognize there will be challenges ahead, the Community Foundation is dedicated to working with our partners to continue to build strong and vibrant communities in the Kingdom and throughout the state. We hope you will join us.
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