Explore Our Existing
Programs & Funds

The Community Foundation is made up of hundreds of funds, foundations, and generous donors, working together with a common love of Vermont. 

Make a Difference Now

If you would like to make an immediate donation online or establish a charitable fund and begin making grants to support the causes you care about, we have numerous options for you to consider.

Learn About Our Grantmaking Funds

Many of our existing programs, funds, and foundations are listed to the right in our navigation menu. In addition, we have several other grant making funds which you can explore. Click on any of them in the list below to learn more about what each fund supports, how to apply for a grant, or—for some funds—to make a donation now to support their mission and impact.

Leadership Funds

Opportunity Fund Closing the opportunity gap—the divide that leaves many Vermonters struggling to build bright, secure futures no matter how hard they work—is the cornerstone of our mission.
Philanthropic Leadership Fund makes possible much of the work that goes beyond grantmaking, supporting activities that strengthen the field of giving and nonprofits in Vermont.

Special Interest Funds & Programs

Health Equity Fund in partnership with the VT Department of Health, addresses the persistent and disproportionate impact of COVID-19 on populations at higher risk of health disparities.
Equitable and Inclusive Communities supports local efforts to foster inclusion and belonging for people of all races and backgrounds.
Walter Cerf Community Fund makes grants to support the arts, education, historic preservation, and social services in Addison County and the Town of Brandon (70% of grants) and statewide (30% of grants). 
Con Hogan Award recognizes Con and his life’s work by encouraging and rewarding leaders who share his vision of a Vermont that places the highest value on the public good.
Concert Artists Fund was created from the estate of Charles Goetz to support performances of classical music in Chittenden County.
Crosby-Gannett Fund supports endeavors that contribute to the betterment and vitality of the Brattleboro area. 
Green Mountain Fund supports charitable activities in Lamoille and Orleans counties and neighboring communities and counties.
Hills and Hollows Fund supports educational opportunities, children and families, and efforts that foster the future sustainability of Poultney and its nearby communities. 
Kelsey Trust supports organizations and projects that serve the people and protect the natural environment of the Lake Champlain Basin.
The Laurance & Mary Rockefeller Fund supports charitable activities in the Town of Woodstock and the surrounding communities of Barnard, Bridgewater, Hartland, Pomfret, and Reading.
Nonprofit Capacity Building supports consultant-led activities to increase the effectiveness and sustainability of nonprofit organizations. 
The Paul Post Fund supports Vermont libraries to encourage and enhance reading by young adults.
South Lake Champlain Fund provides support for research and education concerning the southern portion of Lake Champlain.
Special and Urgent Needs (SUN) helps Vermont nonprofits with unexpected expenses that impact their ability to meet their mission.