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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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Meeting in the Middle: How philanthropy can expand access to homeownership

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.

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Future of Farming: A chat with the Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets and the Vermont Housing & Conservation Board

On July 26th, the Vermont Community Foundation’s Insight Hub hosted a webinar that examined the future of farming in Vermont, including strategies to build new markets and reduce reliance on conventional dairy. Here are some highlights from the conversation and tips for charitable individuals who want to help support a strong and resilient agricultural sector.

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