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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. Our new Insight Hub brief shares three strategies that should be top-of-mind for charitable individuals.

Hear Matt discuss how he has benefited from living at the Burlington Dismas House after incarceration. Download the brief to learn more. 

IN THIS BRIEF, DISCOVER:

  • Three actions to improve the success of Vermonters leaving the corrections system
  • Data on Vermont's correctional facilities census and recidivism rates
  • Testimonials from experts on what works and why
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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.

Read the brief "Meeting in the Middle: How philanthropy can expand access to homeownership" »

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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.

Learn about the event "Future of Farming: A chat with the Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets and the Vermont Housing & Conservation Board" »