Vermont winters are warming, with longer thaws and fewer below-freezing days. This has big implications for the economy and could especially affect more rural parts of...
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The broadband buildout underway in Vermont has the potential to dramatically strengthen the economy and fill an infrastructure gap that has left roughly 20 percent of Vermont households waiting for years to access reliable, high-speed internet and all of the vital benefits it brings. Charitable individuals can move the effort forward in numerous ways and know that as they build momentum, they are creating dividends for future generations.
The power of art to inspire, comfort, and stretch the imagination is something all people can benefit from—not just those who can find their way to a museum, pay for a concert ticket, or hire a piano teacher for their children. Philanthropy can help increase access, nourish the artistic spirit, and support Vermont's creative economy at a time when it hasn't fully rebounded from the COVID-19 pandemic.
Vermont needs additional housing of all types. An important piece of the puzzle is the creation of homeownership opportunities for the missing middle—buyers who don't qualify for income-restricted housing programs but can't afford market-rate homes. Philanthropy can help preserve Vermont's high homeownership rate with strategies that target middle income buyers.
Recidivism is the tendency of a person convicted of a crime to reoffend. In Vermont, over 40 percent of people released from correctional facilities go back on new convictions or violations within three years. Philanthropy can disrupt this destructive cycle and help set up people for success after incarceration.