Crosby-Gannett Fund

The Crosby-Gannett Fund was established at the Vermont Community Foundation in 2009 with the assets of the Crosby Foundation, which was dissolved in December 2008.

The Crosby Foundation was founded in December 1951 by Charles R. Crosby, a native of Brattleboro, to help serve community needs in the broader Brattleboro area. The name Gannett was added to the Fund in 2012 by the Advisory Committee to honor Senator Robert T. Gannett who had guided the Crosby Foundation as Secretary-Treasurer for more than 50 years.

What We Fund

The purpose of the Crosby-Gannett Fund is to support endeavors that contribute to the betterment and vitality of the Brattleboro area. The fund’s local advisors are interested in supporting projects that rely mainly on local financial support. Eligible projects and organizations will focus on innovation, capital improvements, and historical renovation/preservation.

What We Don't Fund

  • Requests for unrestricted operating expenses or repeat support for the same project.
  • Organizations may not be funded more than one time in the calendar year. If an organization applies and is denied in the first round, they may apply again within the year. 

Who May Apply

Eligible applicants must be schools, municipal entities, or nonprofit organizations that serve the Brattleboro area.

All applicants to programs at the Vermont Community Foundation must meet these guidelines.

Grant Size

Grants will range from $250 to $1,000.

Deadline and Notification

The Crosby-Gannett Fund 2021 deadline is being finalized at this time. Please check back in early 2021 for the latest program information.

Application Process

All applications must be submitted electronically. Visit our Online Grants Center page to learn how and to register for a new account. Or click here to access your existing account.

To help you prepare, click here to view or download the application questions.