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Funding Available for Organizations and Programs that Support Viable Career Pathways for Vermont Women and Girls


Funding is now available from the Vermont Women’s Fund at the Vermont Community Foundation for growth-stage efforts and programs that support viable career pathways and career prospects for Vermont women and girls.

The Vermont Women’s Fund was established in 1994 as an enduring resource to support women and girls in the state. The Fund remains the largest philanthropic resource dedicated exclusively to this mission. A council of women from around Vermont advises the Fund and participates in its grantmaking and leadership work, including the work of its partnership with the Vermont Commission on Women and Vermont Works for Women—Change The Story—an initiative seeking to fast-track women’s economic security in Vermont.

To achieve a deep and strategic impact, the Vermont Women’s Fund will continue to focus its grantmaking on an area highlighted by the research of Change The Story: women and girls on the pathway to viable careers. There are significant funding gaps in this area, and the Women’s Fund believes it is uniquely positioned to make a difference. The 2019 competitive grant program will award grants of up to $10,000 to support growth-stage efforts and programs seeking funding to pilot a model, demonstrate effectiveness, or expand program delivery.

Nonprofits may apply online at any time; applications will be accepted through February 7, 2019 at 5:00 p.m. Visit to learn more.