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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.

IN THIS BRIEF, DISCOVER:

  • 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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Build the crowd before the funding: A Q+A with the Patronicity team

Every so often, the Insight Hub will bring you a Q+A featuring a partner or exciting organization we've learned about, with the intention to shed light on how their product or service benefits communities. 

“At our core, we are a community development organization that harnesses the power of crowdfunding paired with matching grant dollars to support community-led placemaking initiatives,” mentions Jonathan Berk, vice president at Patronicity, as we dive into our conversation about the company and its role in the ongoing Better Places Vermont Program (BPP). 

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Progress and Preservation: Three ways to improve communities through historic preservation

Over the last 35 years, Vermont's state government, local communities, and charitable individuals have partnered to successfully restore many significant structures and proved that the process revitalizes downtowns and village centers, spurs economic development, and promotes tourism. But there's more to be done. This brief shares three actions to improve and strengthen communities through historic preservation.

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