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The Vermont Community Foundation Announces First Grant Recipients from VT COVID-19 Response Fund

Jerry Monkman CTRiverBarn

The Vermont Community Foundation distributed the first round of grants, totaling $380,000, from its Vermont COVID-19 Response Fund during the week of March 23rd. The grants ranged from $5,000 to $30,000 and were made specifically to entities addressing homelessness, working on the frontlines with vulnerable populations, and providing basic needs, such as meals and food access to homebound seniors.

A portion of the grants went to community-based organizations like community-action agencies and coordinated-entry lead agencies that have critical programs for individuals and families experiencing poverty, including food shelves, housing, and more.

  • BROC – Community Action in Southwestern Vermont
  • Capstone Community Action
  • Champlain Valley Office of Economic Opportunity
  • Charter House
  • Groundworks Collaborative
  • Homeless Prevention Centers
  • Northeast Kingdom Community Action
  • Southeastern Vermont Community Action
  • Springfield Supported Housing Program
  • Upper Valley Haven

In addition, we focused on organizations who are contracting with the Area Agencies on Aging and providing distributed meals to home and housebound seniors.

  • Bellows Falls Area Senior Center
  • Black River Area Senior Center
  • Brattleboro Senior Meals
  • Bugbee Senior Center – White River Council on Aging
  • Burke Senior Meals Program
  • Chelsea Senior Center
  • C.I.D.E.R.
  • City Hotel Meal Site – Barre Housing Services, Inc.
  • Danville Senior Action Center
  • Greater Randolph Senior Center
  • Greensboro Nursing Home
  • Groton Lunches with Friends
  • Lyndon Area Senior Meal Program/Darling Inn Senior Meal Site
  • Mad River Valley Senior Citizens
  • Meals on Wheels of Bennington County – Bennington County Meals program
  • Meals on Wheels of Greater Springfield
  • Meals on Wheels Lamoille County
  • Montpelier Home Delivery/Montpelier Senior Activity Center
  • Northfield Senior Center
  • Orange East Senior Center
  • Oxbow Senior Independence Program
  • Quin-Town Senior Centers
  • South Royalton Senior Center
  • St. Johnsbury Nutritional Center
  • Thompson Senior Center
  • Twin Valley Senior Center
  • Waterbury Area Senior Center
  • Young at Heart Senior Center – Poultney area