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: Carolyn Weir on 1/30/2019 | 0 Comments
You hear it from friends and you read it in headlines; maybe you’ve even said it yourself: “there are no good jobs in this state.” The McClure Foundation has heard it, too… and we don’t believe it.
Posted by: Dan Smith on 12/20/2018 | 0 Comments
The last few days before the winter solstice are tough in Vermont. The odds are good your commute is in the dark, both ways. The temperature has dropped, and we aren’t yet adjusted to it...
Posted by: Dan Smith on 11/19/2018 | 0 Comments
As we get ready to spend time with family and friends on Thanksgiving, it's important to remember the many people who are experiencing hardships, including those devastated by recent natural disasters. President Dan Smith shares some thoughts and giving recommendations.
Posted by: Dan Smith on 8/28/2018 | 0 Comments
Where is the intersection between land conservation and closing the opportunity gap? Dan offers an explanation as he shares his recent visit to Bluffside Farm in Newport.
Posted by: Dan Smith on 6/27/2018 | 0 Comments
Foundation President & CEO Dan Smith shares a detailed look at our discretionary grantmaking, what it means, and how it works.
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