Give Now and Help Vermont

We invite you to learn about the issue areas where the Community Foundation and our partners are currently focusing philanthropic resources. You can make a donation online, recommend a grant from your fund on DonorCentral, or mail a check to the Foundation.

COVID-19 Funds

VT COVID-19 Response Fund

  • Supports nonprofits that are particularly equipped to address community impacts of COVID-19
  • Offers donors the opportunity to be part of a coordinated response to the many effects of the pandemic

Arts Recovery Fund

  • Support individual artists and cultural organizations experiencing financial distress due COVID-19
  • Gives donors an opportunity to join a coordinated effort to facilitate the recovery of Vermont’s creative sector

Killington Play It Forward Fund

  • To support the Killington community as it navigates the hardship created by the COVID-19 pandemic
  • To position Killington to thrive again

Opportunity Gap Funds

Opportunity Fund

  • Supports innovative programs and services at the Foundation
  • Funds research, analysis, and publications on issues in Vermont where philanthropy can make a difference

College and Career Training Fund

  • Builds equitable access to affordable and high-quality college and career education
  • Helps prepare Vermonters for secure and successful employment

Community and Economic Vitality Fund

  • Supports resources, programming, and technical assistance needed to create place-based solutions
  • Enables the Foundation to work with local thought partners to develop solutions that encourage long-term viability and community involvement

Early Care and Learning Fund

  • Philanthropic leadership can help develop creative solutions to make high-quality, affordable child care available to all families
  • Provides flexible grantmaking that supports young children, their families, and people who care for them

Supporting Youth and Families Fund

  • Supports programs that provide basic human needs such as housing, food, security, transportation, and healthcare 
  • This grantmaking responds to the most urgent needs across the state


Places and People Funds

Con Hogan Fund

  • Supports the Con Hogan Award for Creative, Entrepreneurial, Community Leadership
  • The $15,000 annual award is given to a mid-career leader who shares Con's vision of a better Vermont

Northeast Kingdom Fund

  • Is a permanent philanthropic resource for the Kingdom
  • Supports the people and communities of Caledonia, Essex, and Orleans Counties through annual grant awards

Opportunity Fund for Southshire Youth

  • Promote youth leadership and empowerment
  • Expand youth engagement in STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math) activities

Samara Fund

  • Creates a vibrant Vermont LGBTQ community
  • Ensures that LGBTQ Vermonters are connected, healthy, appreciated, safe, and empowered

Vermont Women’s Fund

  • Advances women’s economic security throughout Vermont
  • Gives young women & girls experience in a wide range of career opportunities, job skill development, & financial literacy training
  • Funds Change The Story (Directly support this work here.)


Leadership Funds

Addison Community Athletics Foundation

  • Supports athletics and healthful behaviors in Addison County
  • Promotes health, well-being, and nutrition through tennis and other programs for youth and adults

Curtis Fund

  • Leveling the playing field by providing scholarships to Vermonters in need and making a difference for a lifetime
  • Strengthening our communities, the country, the world, and our future by investing in education

High Meadows Fund

  • Promotes vibrant communities and a healthy natural environment
  • Encourages long-term economic vitality in Vermont through effective land use; clean and efficient energy; and farm, food, and forest enterprise

Let's Grow Kids 

  • Working to ensure affordable access to high-quality child care for all Vermont families by 2025
  • Advocating for increased public investment in child care to make it affordable for Vermont families

Philanthropic Leadership Fund

  • Supports innovative programs and services at the Foundation
  • Funds research, analysis, and publications on issues in Vermont where philanthropy can make a difference


Need Help?

For assistance with online donations, please contact:

Zoe Pike
802-388-3355 ext. 285