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Social isolation puts mental and physical health at risk for too many Vermonters and the pandemic isn't helping. Philanthropy can help build community and connection to combat this trend.

Social isolation—defined as a lack of meaningful connections to others—can increase the risk of mental and physical health problems, including heart disease, stroke, depression, anxiety, and dementia. Our new brief shares three actions you can take today to help.


  • The broad factors that lead to social isolation
  • Three actions charitable individuals can take to support Vermonters suffering from social isolation
  • Insights from nonprofit leaders
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