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.
"How do you plan a budget when you don't know what your box office is going to look like or what your sales are going to look like. It's a profoundly unsettling time." Karen Mittelman, executive director of the Vermont Arts Council
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.