Working With Nonprofits

As part of our mission to help philanthropists cultivate their love of giving to the community,we are committed to strengthening the capacity of the state’s nonprofit sector by providing a breadth of grantmaking programs and other services.

Competitive Grant Rounds
We manage more than 20 grant rounds that support Vermont organizations. And for some grant rounds, we share the best proposals we receive with our fundholders through our Giving Together program. See our complete list of available grants.

Nonprofit Funds and World-Class Investment Management
The Foundation offers both a Nonprofit Endowment Fund and a Nonprofit Reserve Fund option. And we are able to provide low-fee, world-class investment management services through our relationship with Colonial Consulting, an independent investment consultant that manages $35 billion in assets and works with more than 135 clients. Learn more about establishing a nonprofit fund.

Planned Giving Partnership
Nonprofits are able to join our planned giving partnership program at no cost, which includes the management of Charitable Gift Annuities, Charitable Remainder Trusts, and Charitable Lead Trusts. Learn more about the planned giving partnership.

Vermont Investments
This program allocates 5% of our investments in Vermont. When you have a fund with us, you help support the local economy. Learn more about our investments.

The Vermont Directory of Foundations
We provide a no-cost, searchable online database of organizations that make grants to Vermont nonprofits. Search the directory.

Online Education and Networking
We fund capacity-building resources such as Common Good Vermont and NonprofitNext Vermont. Learn more about these and other resources.

Staff Expertise
Our knowledgeable and friendly staff is always here to help you with your needs.