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Up, Up, and Away: Three things donors can do to help Vermont cope with soaring inflation

It's visible at the gas pump and the grocery checkout. In December 2021, the Consumer Price Index (CPI) jumped 7 percent, the largest 12-month increase since 1982. Moreover, inflation tends to hurt people at the bottom of the income ladder more than those at the top.

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Supporting Vermonters in Crisis: Three ways funders can strengthen Vermont's mental health system

Vermont's mental healthcare system is struggling to meet the growing needs of children and adults. According to state figures, the number of Vermonters seeking emergency mental health services from community agencies increased sharply between fiscal year 2019-2021. 

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Philanthropy in the Age of the American Rescue Plan Act: Three ways donors can help strengthen and improve the recovery

The roughly $2.7 billion that the American Rescue Plan Act has allocated to Vermont creates unique opportunities for philanthropists to jump in and deepen the impact of these historic public investments.

Read the brief "Philanthropy in the Age of the American Rescue Plan Act: Three ways donors can help strengthen and improve the recovery" »