People who love Vermont and love to give work with us.

We are home to more than 800 charitable funds and foundations created by generous individuals, families, business, and organizations to support the causes they care about in Vermont and beyond - both now and in the future.

Open a Fund at the Vermont Community Foundation

If you want to establish a charitable fund, supporting organization, bequest, or other charitable vehicle, this is the place to do it. Our public charity status provides maximum tax advantages under state and federal law, and we accept a wide variety of assets and can facilitate even the most complex forms of giving. In most cases our annual fee is more affordable than the costs of a private foundation.

The types of charitable funds we offer are listed below.

Open a fund


Contribute to an Existing Fund

We invite you to explore our Programs and Funds and learn about the range of issue areas where the Community Foundation and our partners are currently focusing their resources. You can make a donation directly to any of these funds.

Planned Giving

If you prefer to consider charitable giving that is fulfilled after your passing, we also have options for you to consider - some of which provide an income stream during your lifetime. Learn about IRA charitable rollovers or scroll down to learn about other types of planned gifts.

Nonprofit Funds and Planned Giving Partnerships

Learn about ways nonprofit organizations can work with us to further their mission through a fund with the foundation or a planned giving partnership.