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Vermont Women’s Fund Announces 2024 Grants

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The Vermont Women’s Fund at the Vermont Community Foundation has announced the recipients of its 2024 annual grant round. A total of $365,180 was awarded to 36 organizations across Vermont.

“The work these organizations do improves the lives of women and girls across the state,” said Emily Bush, director of the Vermont Women’s Fund. “These grants will help women advance their careers, find safe and affordable housing, and access high-quality childcare, while also building opportunities for girls to thrive now and in the future.”   

The Vermont Women’s Fund Council, a diverse group from across the state, invested many hours into the grantmaking process, Bush added. “We are so grateful for their support and expertise and also grateful to everyone whose donations make this work possible.”  

The grant applications revealed the breadth and depth of the state’s organizations working to help women succeed, said Sujata Moorti, co-chair of the Vermont Women’s Fund Council. “Whether it is addressing women’s transportation needs or offering training to learn new technologies or creating networks of food security, each one of these organizations is undertaking vital work to empower those who identify as women.”

The Vermont Women’s Fund 2024 grant recipients are:

  • Building a Better Brattleboro/Downtown Brattleboro Alliance, Brattleboro, $5,000
  • Center for Women & Enterprise, Burlington/Boston, $5,000
  • Champlain College, Burlington, $5,000
  • COVER Home Repair, White River Junction, $7,500
  • Dismas of Vermont, Hyde Park, $15,000
  • Downtown Rutland Partnership, Rutland, $5,000
  • Education Justice Coalition of Vermont, Burlington, $10,000
  • Epsilon Spires, Brattleboro, $15,000
  • Ethiopian Community Development Council, Bennington, $15,000
  • Girls Empowered, Motivated, Strengthened (G.E.M.S.), Randolph, $10,000
  • Girls in STEM, Williston, $2,000
  • Governor's Institutes of Vermont, Winooski, $5,000
  • Greater Burlington YMCA, Burlington, $5,000
  • Green Mountain Camp for Girls, Dummerston, $5,000
  • Green Mountain United Way, Barre, $10,000
  • Hannah's House, Waitsfield, $5,000
  • Ishtar Collective, Montpelier, $10,000
  • Janet S. Munt Family Room, Burlington, $7,500
  • Jenna's Promise, Johnson, $15,000
  • Johnson Health Center, Johnson, $15,000
  • Milk with Dignity Standards Council, Burlington, $10,000
  • Milton Family Community Center, Milton, $11,000
  • The MINT, Rutland, $5,000
  • NewStory Center, Rutland, $10,000
  • Orange County Parent Child Center, Tunbridge, $10,000
  • Project Against Violent Encounters, Bennington, $15,000
  • Root Social Justice Center, Brattleboro, $10,000
  • Safety Team, South Burlington, $15,000
  • Steps to End Domestic Violence, Burlington, $15,000
  • Sunrise Family Resource Center, Bennington, $15,000
  • SUSU commUNITY Farm, Brattleboro, $15,000
  • Umbrella of St. Johnsbury, St. Johnsbury, $5,000
  • United Immigrant & Refugee Communities (UIRC) of Vermont, Burlington, $15,000
  • Vermont Afghan Alliance, Burlington, $12,180
  • Vermont Works for Women, Winooski, $15,000
  • Yestermorrow, Waitsfield, $15,000

The Vermont Women’s Fund Council members are:

  • Norka Chamorro
  • Margae Diamond
  • Katarina Lisaius
  • Sujata Moorti, Co-Chair
  • Karen Moran
  • Kim Rupe
  • Kelly Scannell
  • Corinne Taney
  • Helena Van Voorst
  • Candice White, Co-Chair
  • Alison Whritenour
  • Laurie Wood
  • Eva Zaret