Social isolation puts mental and physical health at risk for too many Vermonters and the pandemic isn't helping. Philanthropy can help build community and connection to combat this trend.
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Vermont's mental healthcare system is struggling to meet the growing needs of children and adults. According to state figures, the number of Vermonters seeking emergency mental health services from community agencies increased sharply between fiscal year 2019-2021.
Philanthropy has already stepped up to the plate to help with many recovery efforts for youth, but the challenge is far from over and it's important to keep the momentum going. Here are three ways funders can help.
A recent study found that Vermont leads the nation in pay parity between men and women, yet women still earn only 91 cents for every dollar a man earns—a gap that widens when you look at race and/or women with disabilities. Philanthropy has a role to play in helping, and our recent brief identifies actions you can take today.
This year, funders, nonprofits, and the Vermont Community Foundation helped the state deliver approximately $2 million in state stimulus checks to undocumented immigrants who were not eligible for federal stimulus checks. This video and associated brief share lessons from the experience.