Northeast Kingdom Fund Grants

What We Fund

The Northeast Kingdom Fund is interested in supporting opportunities in which a modest grant can leverage a new idea or other grant dollars, or make possible a project or idea that will benefit the people and communities in the Northeast Kingdom. In general, the fund is not able to support capital campaigns, normal operating expenses, or deficit funding. Applicants must demonstrate that the beneficiaries of a grant from the Northeast Kingdom Fund will be the people and communities of the Northeast Kingdom.

The Northeast Kingdom Fund review committee, made up of residents from the Kingdom, will make funding recommendations to the Foundation.

See a list of grants awarded from the Northeast Kingdom Fund in 2015

Who May Apply

Eligible applicants must be nonprofit organizations whose primary service area is in the Northeast Kingdom; or schools or municipal entities located in Orleans, Essex, or Caledonia County.

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Nonprofit organizations or community groups who do not have 501(c)(3) status may apply for grant awards if another tax-exempt organization, school, or municipality acts as a fiscal sponsor. 

No person in the United States shall, on the basis of actual or perceived race, color, religion, national origin, sex, gender identity (as defined in paragraph 249(c)(4) of title 18, United States Code), sexual orientation, marital or parental status, political affiliation, military service, physical or mental ability be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any program or activity funded in whole or in part with funds made available (meaning any funds having a competitive application process) by the Vermont Community Foundation, and any other program or activity funded in whole or in part with funds appropriated for grants, cooperative agreements, and other assistance administered by the Foundation. 

Grant applicants must employ staff and provide services without discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, gender identity (as defined in paragraph 249(c)(4) of title 18, United States Code), sexual orientation, marital or parental status, political affiliation, military service, physical or mental ability.


Grant Size

The Northeast Kingdom Fund has two tracks for competitive grant applications: Mini-Grants ($500 - $1,000) and Sustaining Grants ($1,001 - $5,000). Be sure to read the instructions carefully in the grant application, as applicants for the Sustaining Grants are required to answer additional questions.


Deadline and Notification

**Notifications for 2016 applications will be made by mid November.

Applications must be submitted using our Online Grants Manager by 5:00 p.m. on September 6, 2017. No late applications will be accepted. All applicants will be notified of the committee’s decision by the end of November.

Application Process

All applications must be submitted electronically via the Online Grants Manager. Visit our Online Grants Center to learn how to use the Grants Manager, including accessing your existing account or registering for the first time.

To help you prepare, click here to view or download the 2016 application questions.

Please note: By submitting your application to the Northeast Kingdom Fund of the Vermont Community Foundation, you give us permission to share your application with other interested funders (if any), both individuals and foundations.

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