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"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.

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Can We End Gun Violence in Vermont? One nonprofit believes we can

In a statement on May 25, 2022, Vermont Community Foundation President and CEO Dan Smith emphasized the need for gun control policy in response to the major mass shooting incidents that occurred last month. The Insight Hub researched the topic of gun control, and the following article is a result.

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The Stranglehold of Student Debt: How charitable giving can bring relief

In 2020, a study by the Vermont Futures Project found that after paying for rent, childcare, food, cars, insurance, and an estimated $635 a month in student loans, a couple with one child would have about $75 a month in disposable income. Philanthropy can pave the way for new strategies to minimize debt and increase education attainment.

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