Working With Nonprofits

The Vermont Community Foundation is committed to strengthening the capacity of the state’s nonprofit sector by providing a breadth of grantmaking programs and other services. Learn about the ways we support the nonprofit community below or read our brochure

Competitive Grant Rounds

We are committed to building philanthropic resources that sustain healthy and vital Vermont communities, and one part of that work is making grants to nonprofit organizations across the state.


Staff Expertise

Our staff is always here to help you with your needs, and we maintain strong connections with nonprofits throughout the state and stay abreast of local and national trends in grantmaking and giving.


Nonprofit Funds and Planned Giving

By establishing a nonprofit endowment and/or a nonprofit reserve fund with us, you are helping to build healthy and vital Vermont communities. Additionally, nonprofits that have a fund at the Foundation are able to join our planned giving partnership program at no cost, which includes the management of Charitable Gift Annuities, Charitable Remainder Trusts, and Charitable Lead Trusts.


World-Class Investment Management

We work with an independent investment consultant that manages $35 billion in assets and works with more than 135 clients to offer low-fee world-class investment managing services to our fundholders.


Vermont Investments

This program allocates 5% of our investments in Vermont. When you have a fund with us, you help support the local economy.


Online Resources

We fund capacity-building resources such as Common Good Vermont and NonprofitNext Vermont. We also provide a no-cost searchable online database of organizations that make grants to Vermont nonprofits, and more.