Working with Nonprofits

Vermont’s communities thrive with the hard work and dedication of nonprofit organizations and partners. We are proud to support these partners with nonprofit funds, planned giving partnerships, grants, and integrated capital.

Nonprofit Connection Form

For nonprofits interested in introducing themselves to the Vermont Community Foundation and learning more about its resources. This is an opportunity to share who you are, what you do, and understand how the Community Foundation can help. We welcome organizations of all sizes and types to complete the form. Community groups or organizations with pending 501C3 nonprofit status are also invited to respond to the questionnaire. The grants and community impact team will review your inquiry and respond within 3-5 business days. Please complete the form here. For inquiries about the online grants management (OGM) system or questions related to a specific competitive grant program, please contact [email protected] and a member of the grants and community impact team will be in touch with you soon. 

Grant Programs

Our grant programs are supported through the generosity of thousands of donors. We believe that donors and nonprofits are better together and work to make Vermont communities their best.

Specifically, the Vermont Community Foundation helps nonprofits to carry out their important work by awarding grants, addressing systems-level change, creating community partnerships and educating philanthropists and donors about organizations that are most aligned with their charitable interests. In grantmaking, the Vermont Community Foundation relies on data driven, best practice-focused strategies that bring the voice of community members to the table. Learn more on the Available Grants page.

Nonprofit Funds and Planned Giving Partnerships

By choosing to establish a nonprofit fund at the Vermont Community Foundation, you join the nearly 200 nonprofit organizations that are helping to build healthy and vital Vermont communities, while gaining access to world-class investment services and receiving support from an organization whose only business is philanthropy. Learn more.