Vermont Grants and Foundations

Find the Latest Vermont Grants and Foundations
Denise Elizabeth
Denise Elizabeth
Senior Financial Editor & Writer

Date Published: February 23, 2021

A.D. Henderson Foundation

The Mission of the A.D. Henderson Foundation is to provide an opportunity for all children to succeed, with a special interest in promoting literacy for children and families. We also seek to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the nonprofit sector to serve the interests of our communities. The Foundation limits its grant–making to Broward County in Florida and the State of Vermont.

Agnes M. Lindsay Trust

The Agnes M. Lindsay Trust was formed in 1939 in New Hampshire. It currently awards grants that support health and welfare organizations, particularly those serving individuals with special needs, including the blind, deaf, learning disabled, the elderly, and children. Organizations funded include (but are not limited to) children�™s hospitals, youth/family services, children�™s homes, summer camps and enrichment programs, hospice care, and p…

Alma Gibbs Donchian Foundation

It is the primary mission of the Alma Gibbs Donchian Foundation to provide assistance to various specified institutions in Castleton, Vermont and the immediate environs. Beyond that, the Foundation hopes to address the following areas of concern: 1. Issues affecting the elderly, particularly those “middle–income” elderly not served by other programs; 2. Education, particularly as it addresses hearing and/or learning impairments, or reading disabiliti…

Baystate Charitable Foundation - ME, VT, NH, MA, RI

The mission of the Baystate Charitable Foundation, established in 1999, is to raise money through various events to support local New England area charities. Two of the major charities that Baystate Financial supports are the DCF Kids Fund and Friends of the Children–Boston.

Canaday Family Charitable Trust

The primary purpose of the Canaday Family Charitable Trust is to encourage and support not–for–profit organizations that work in Vermont to improve the lives of children and families, promote environmental education and conservation, and preserve the environment.

Citizens Bank Charitable Foundation - CT, DE, MA, NH, NJ, NY, PA, RI, VT

Citizens Financial Group, Inc., through its banking subsidiaries, is guided by the belief that the strength of our company is tied to the strength of the communities where we do business. Today, our banks support numerous organizations through community and public relations departments and our charitable foundations. Areas of Giving Interest: Citizens gives priority consideration for charitable grants to programs that: Promote affordable housing; Encourage…

Davis Family Foundations - Northern New England

The Davis Conservation Foundation provides grants to charitable organizations primarily in northern New England in support of the wise utilization, protection and advancement of our environment. The Davis Family Foundation provides grants primarily to Maine–based educational, medical and cultural/arts charitable organizations in support of a wide variety of worthwhile projects. The Davis Educational Foundation seeks to strengthen the undergraduate pr…

Gibney Family Foundation

The Gibney Family Foundation provides grants to non–profit organizations, within the scope of our influence, which can demonstrate an outstanding ability to empower those who are challenged, particularly the Blind, in their quest to live happier more productive lives. Even though the Foundation does not accept unsolicited grant proposals at this time, we are interested in discovering, working with, and supporting the most effective non–profit o…

Gladys Brooks Foundation

The Gladys Brooks Foundation purpose is to provide for the intellectual, moral and physical welfare of the people of this country by establishing and supporting non–profit libraries, educational institutions, hospitals and clinics. Generally the Board will only entertain grant applications from Applicants located in the states of: Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey,…

Grants Fundraising.com

Grants Fundraising.com’s purpose is to help spread the word about grants programs initiatives and fundraising opportunities from foundations, 501c3 non�“profits organizations and private sector sources by posting those initiatives on our site. If your organization, foundation or fundraising company has grants opportunities and you are looking to spread the word about it we invite you to contact us about it so we may be able to post your grant i…

Hannaford Charitable Foundation - NH, ME, MA, NY, VT

The Hannaford Charitable Foundation was established in 1994 as part of a charitable giving program to provide financial support to non–profit organizations dedicated to improving the communities in which Hannaford operates. We consider requests from worthy charities in Maine, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, New York, and Vermont that fall into four general categories. Health and welfare, Educational institutions. Civic and cultural organizations Other…

High Meadows Fund - Environment

The High Meadows Fund promotes a healthy natural environment while encouraging long–term economic vitality in Vermont. High Meadows Fund does not accept unsolicited proposals for support. If you are seeking financial support for an initiative that you feel furthers our mission and is consistent with our approach to grantmaking, we invite you to submit a letter of inquiry for our consideration. We will invite you to submit a full proposal if we feel t…

Jane’s Trust

Jane�™s Trust will make grants in the states of Florida, with a preference for southwest and central Florida; Massachusetts, with a preference for greater Boston and eastern Massachusetts; and in the northern New England states of Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont. Preference will be given to organizations located in those states for projects which will primarily provide benefits within those states. Fields of interest include: Arts & Culture, Ed…

Jessie B. Cox Trust

The Jessie B. Cox Trust is dedicated to improving the environment and the quality of life for people living in New England. To achieve its goals, the Trust pursues initiatives in three key fields of interest: education, environment, and health. For education, there is a special interest in promoting early learning and quality out–of–school time. Within the field of environment, the Trust focuses on preservation of fresh and marine waters throug…

John P and Eleanor R Yackel Foundation - Minnesota & Vermont

It is the mission of the John P and Eleanor R Yackel Foundation to support programs that create a just and peaceful society, build sustainable environments, and in all we do, work toward the common good. The Foundation has three main areas of focus: Intercultural understanding at home and abroad that leads to economic justice and supports nonviolent approaches to conflict; Environmental preservation and the regeneration of natural resources, both urban and…

Johnson Family Foundation - CO, NY, PA, VT

The Johnson Family Foundation operates national grantmaking programs in the areas of environmental health and LGBT issues, as well as place–based grantmaking programs in the State of Vermont; New York City and Long Island, NY; the City of Pittsburgh, PA; and the Town of Telluride, CO.

KeyBank Foundation - AK, CO, ID, IN, KY, ME, MI, NY, OH, OR, UT, VT, WA

The KeyBank Foundation, through its civic programs, corporate contributions, and volunteerism supports organizations that foster economic self–sufficiency, principally where KeyBank operates. Funding Priorities: Financial Education Workforce Development, Diversity. Types of Support: Grants �“ Supporting programs fostering economic self–sufficiency at many types of nonprofit organizations; Sponsorships �“ Partnering with nonprofit…

Lintilhac Foundation

The flagship projects of the Lintilhac Foundation have been the support of the midwifery program at Fletcher Allen Health Care and support for student scholarships and scientific research at the University of Vermont and Middlebury College. The Foundation has also moved aggressively to address consumer and environmental advocacy issues and believes it is important to make polluters �” not taxpayers �” pay to clean up toxic wastes and pollutio…

Lloyd G. Balfour Foundation

The Lloyd G. Balfour Foundation was established in 1973. The Foundation’s 3 primary focus areas reflect Mr. Balfour’s strong affinity for the employees of the Balfour Company; his commitment to the city of Attleboro, Massachusetts; and his lifelong interest in education. Areas of funding interest are Education; Health; Human Services.

National Life Group Charitable Foundation - Central Vermont

The goal of the National Life Group Charitable Foundation is to give back to its community by supporting organizations and initiatives that make a positive difference. As a major employer and as a committed corporate citizen, we are determined to contribute to the health and vitality of the communities in our region. This commitment is manifest in a number of ways �” such as the involvement of National Life people and their families as active partic…

New England Grassroots Environment Fund

Since its inception 12 years ago, NEGEF has built up a core grantmaking program that has funded over 1,000 different community groups located in over 40% of New England�™s cities and towns putting over $2.5 million directly into these communities. These grants are typically between $500 and $2,500 for its regionwide small grants program, with a range of $500 to $10,000 for its urban grants program: the Boston Grants Initiative. NEGEF invests in cons…

Nina Mason Pulliam Charitable Trust

The Trust awards grants for program projects and capital needs, and provides application opportunities three times during the calendar year. We prefer to disperse funds as a one–year grant, but will consider projects of up to three years. Areas of funding interest: Helping people in need; Protecting animals & nature and Enriching community life.

NSB Foundation

The NSB Foundation Board has chosen to initially focus on the complex social problem of childhood hunger and food insecurity. The Foundation will partner with The Vermont Campaign to End Childhood Hunger, who will in turn, collaborate with qualified organizations in Chittenden County and Central Vermont.

Olivia's Organics Charitable Foundation - New England, NY, NJ, PA

The Olivia’s Organics Charitable Foundation was established in early 2006 as a way to invest in the lives of children. The Foundation seeks to give direct–service grants to organizations that work with children by providing services that have an immediate and tangible impact on their well–being. The foundation does not accept unsolicited grants, but instead chooses organizations with which it would like to partner for each quarter of the f…

People’s Bank United Community Foundation - CT, ME, MA, NH, VT, NY

In 2007, People’s United Bank established the People’s United Community Foundation as the philanthropic arm of the bank. The People’s United Community Foundation targets its philanthropic efforts in the following areas: affordable housing, community development, and youth development. Geographical focus areas Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Vermont and in Westchester County, New York.

Ramsey McCluskey Family Foundation - MA, RI, VT, NH, ME

The Ramsey McCluskey Family Foundation is a small private foundation started in 1999 and dedicated to the support of projects in education and the arts. The Foundation has two areas of interest that often coincide. Education: The Foundation will consider proposals for projects in any aspect of education –– elementary through adult. The Arts: The Foundation will consider proposals for projects in any area of the arts. Of special interest are tho…

Rowland Foundation

The Rowland Foundation provides Vermont secondary school teachers with a unique professional development and leadership opportunity and the resources to positively affect the culture and climate of their respective schools.

Saralta Foundation

The Saralta Foundation seeks to inspire individual philanthropy, provide leadership in our community, strengthen families, develop youth, build community, meet basic human needs, and promote understanding, through four areas of activity: Education, Business and Neighborhood Development, Arts & Humanities, Special Projects and Philanthropy.

Sills Family Foundation - NYC, Boston, Vermont

The mission of The Sills Family Foundation is to help children from poor families live up to their highest promise. We do this by giving grants to organizations that work on the front lines of supporting: Comprehensive Services to Families in Crisis with a special focus on children of incarcerated mothers; Early and Elementary Childhood Education with family supports such as health care and parent education; Environmental Justice with a concentration on re…

Tarrant Foundation

Within the interests of our founders, the mission of the Tarrant Foundation is to create opportunity, help meet basic needs, and improve the lives of people in Vermont. In all matters, the Foundation’s guiding principles are personal and fiscal responsibility. The Foundation primarily makes grants in the fields of human service and education.

Turrell Fund - Children - Vermont & New Jersey

The Turrell Fund was founded in 1935 by Herbert and Margaret Turrell. Its principal interest lies in support of organizations that help youth, with special emphasis on the needy youngster. The first priority area is direct services to children. Capital requests are considered, but are of secondary priority. Turrell Fund grants are awarded to agencies rendering direct service to disadvantaged children in the State of Vermont, and in four counties in New Jer…

Vermont Community Foundation

The Vermont Community Foundation helps Vermont–focused philanthropists, organizations, and businesses cultivate their love of giving to the community. We do this by helping them learn, lead, and grow through their philanthropy. The Foundation is a Middlebury–based statewide public charity with more than 500 individual funds, each of which contributes to building healthy and vital Vermont communities.

Vermont Women Fund

No other organization in the state of Vermont makes grants exclusively to support the needs of women and girls¡ Our grants are helping women and girls to move out of poverty, establish safe relationships, choose healthy behaviors, build communication skills, master non–traditional occupations, and strengthen their physical, emotional, intellectual and financial well–being. We step in where larger foundations do not by funding smaller, gra…

Windham Foundation

The Foundation was established in 1963 with a three–fold purpose: to restore buildings and economic vitality in the village of Grafton; to provide financial support for education and private charities; and to develop projects that will benefit the general welfare of Vermont and Vermonters.

Yackel Foundation

The work of the Yackel Foundation expresses the values of its founders: a hope for justice, peace, and intercultural harmony; support for education and literacy; concern for the protection of the environment; and interest in the arts and the expression that is unique to every individual. The Foundation has three main areas of focus: Intercultural understanding, Environmental preservation and the regeneration of natural resources, Related arts, with a speci…