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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.

Social isolation—defined as a lack of meaningful connections to others—can increase the risk of mental and physical health problems, including heart disease, stroke, depression, anxiety, and dementia. Our new brief shares three actions you can take today to help.


  • The broad factors that lead to social isolation
  • Three actions charitable individuals can take to support Vermonters suffering from social isolation
  • Insights from nonprofit leaders
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Too Much Trash: How charitable giving can help Vermonters generate less waste

Vermont has some of the nation's most-forward thinking laws when it comes to recycling, composting, and the environment. But we have not lowered the volume of trash that goes to landfills. Instead, we are dumping even more waste pollution on future generations. 

It doesn’t have to be this way. Charitable individuals can drive meaningful change and help fix the trash problem. Our new Insight Hub brief shares three actions that should be top-of-mind. 

Read the brief "Too Much Trash: How charitable giving can help Vermonters generate less waste" »