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 12/11/2019 | 0 Comments
On Thursday, December 5th fundholders and friends of the Community Foundation gathered in Putney to discuss faith, spirituality, and philanthropy. Fundholders tell us that their beliefs and values are powerful motivators to why they give and the particular causes they support. That isn’t surprising; studies show that people who say faith or spirituality are important to them volunteer more, give more, and give more often, to both religious and secular causes. How do your beliefs and values inform your giving?
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: 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.