Funding is now available from the Vermont Women’s Fund at the Vermont Community Foundation for new or existing projects, programs, and efforts that support viable career pathways and career prospects for Vermont women and girls.
The Vermont Women’s Fund was established in 1994 as an enduring resource to support women and girls in the state. It has granted more than $2 million in support of its mission and remains the largest philanthropic resource dedicated exclusively to Vermont women and girls. The primary initiative of the Fund is Change the Story, a partnership with the Vermont Commission on Women and Vermont Works for Women that seeks to fast-track women’s economic security in Vermont.
In an effort to achieve a deeper and more strategic impact with its funding dollars, the Vermont Women’s Fund will focus its 2018 grantmaking on an area highlighted by Change the Story research that is especially critical for women’s long-term economic security and Vermont’s economic future: women and girls on the pathway to viable careers. The Fund seeks proposals that make pathways to viable careers more visible, accessible, and affordable for young women and girls, and/or that invest in the economic security and career prospects of low-income employed women workers. Proposals may request funding for program support, for awareness-generating activities, or to complete needed research as identified by Change the Story. In some cases, multi-year funding will be considered.
Nonprofits may apply online at any time; applications will be accepted through February 8, 2018 at 5:00 p.m. Visit vermontcf.org/VWFGrantmaking to learn more.
The Vermont Community Foundation is a family of hundreds of funds and foundations established by Vermonters to serve their charitable goals. It provides the advice, investment vehicles, and back-office expertise to make giving easy and effective. The Foundation also provides leadership in giving by responding to community needs, mobilizing and connecting philanthropists to multiply their impact, and by keeping Vermont’s nonprofit sector vital with grants and other investments in the community. Visit vermontcf.org or call 802-388-3355 for more information.