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Arts for All: How philanthropy can make the arts accessible and affordable

The power of art to inspire, comfort, and stretch the imagination is something all people can benefit from—not just those who can find their way to a museum, pay for a concert ticket, or hire a piano teacher for their children. Philanthropy can help increase access, nourish the artistic spirit, and support Vermont's creative economy at a time when it hasn't fully rebounded from the COVID-19 pandemic.

Read the brief "Arts for All: How philanthropy can make the arts accessible and affordable " »

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Supporting Vermonters in Crisis: Three ways funders can strengthen Vermont's mental health system

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. 

Read the brief "Supporting Vermonters in Crisis: Three ways funders can strengthen Vermont's mental health system" »

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Evaporate the Gap. The Gender Pay Divide Hurts Us All

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.

Read the brief "Evaporate the Gap. The Gender Pay Divide Hurts Us All" »