Vermont recently ranked last in a survey of the Best Place to Start a Small Business in 2021, yet our state needs more entrepreneurship to grow jobs and economic prosperity—particularly in rural areas. Our latest brief shares three actions you can take today to help Vermont entrepreneurs succeed.
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Early in 2021, the Community Foundation officially launched its Insight Hub to provide charitable Vermonters actionable insight to inform their giving. To help with this, Molly...
Vermont's arts and cultural organizations are an industry valued at more than $123 million, yet the pandemic has created a serious threat—cutting revenue at some locations by as much as 80 percent. Our latest brief shares three actions you can take today to help Vermont's arts and cultural organizations continue to weather the pandemic.
This week's new report from the IPCC made it clear that it's time to act on climate change to stave off the worst impacts for current and future generations. As we approach the ten-year anniversary of Tropical Storm Irene in Vermont, here are four actions philanthropy can take today to address climate change in the Green Mountain State.
Home ownership builds financial security and generational wealth. Philanthropy can do more to get Vermonters through the front door and on track to long-term financial security. And yes, Vermont's high home ownership rate is laudable, but it disguises racial disparities and the fact that there are still too many people missing out on an opportunity they want and deserve.
In May, Governor Phil Scott put his seal on a Proclamation of Inclusion. It urges Vermonters to work harder to end discrimination and welcome people regardless of race, color, religion, gender identity/expression, and disability. That message needs to be repeated, especially with the recent one-year anniversary of George Floyd’s murder and the overdue call for racial justice it has brought.