Responding to Novel Coronavirus COVID-19

The Vermont Community Foundation helps coordinate philanthropic response after disasters. We created this page as a resource for COVID-19, and we continue to provide updates on response and information.

  • Click here to learn about the VT COVID-19 Response Fund at the Vermont Community Foundation or donate now.
  • Give to programs that safely bring meals to feed Vermonters who are at highest risk from the virus itselfthe aging and those with underlying health conditions. Senior centers and meal sites will need increased volunteer and staff support to prepare and deliver meals.
  • Give to food pantries. The connected web of food pantries across Vermont, served by the Vermont Foodbank and local donations, will be under increased pressure to stay open more hours and provide more help as time goes on. Hourly and tipped workers are particularly at risk for losing vital income for their families and children. Feeding families at home becomes more important daily, especially when many students rely on meals at school.
  • Give to response and recovery in your community: food and elder care, childcare, and basic needs—consider providing the organizations playing those roles in your community with general operating support.
  • Give to the nonprofits you already support. Many nonprofits are struggling as a result of the stay home orders and the limitations on in-person activities. Your unrestricted support would be crucial during this crisis. 

Stay current with blog posts from Vice President for Grants and Community Investments Sarah Waring. 

Excellent resources have already been compiled, to learn more, visit:


The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Vermont Department of Health offer excellent resources: