Private foundations were once the primary giving vehicle for many families and individuals, but new models like the donor advised fund have shown to be advantageous for some.
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The roughly $2.7 billion that the American Rescue Plan Act has allocated to Vermont creates unique opportunities for philanthropists to jump in and deepen the impact of these historic public investments.
As the wealth transition unfolds, there are strategies for family members who are both giving and receiving to set themselves up for success as they work to reduce inequities, fight racism, nourish science, and create a better Vermont and better world. Our latest brief highlights three of these strategies.
As the summer of 2021 fades, it leaves us with searing images of forest fires, floods, hurricanes, and humanitarian crises. Now many people are rightly asking...
In 2020, the Vermont Community Foundation re-committed to answering the question, “What role does philanthropy play in creating a sense of belonging for all Vermonters—and specifically—BIPOC Vermonters?" This event featured some of the partners we’ve worked with to discuss how philanthropy can help create a resilient and equitable Vermont for all current and future residents.
Vermont recently ranked last in a survey of the Best Place to Start a Small Business in 2021, yet our state needs more entrepreneurship to grow jobs and economic prosperity—particularly in rural areas. Our latest brief shares three actions you can take today to help Vermont entrepreneurs succeed.