Laurance & Mary Rockefeller Fund

The Laurance & Mary Rockefeller Fund was established at the Vermont Community Foundation in 2007 to support charitable activities in the Town of Woodstock and the area comprising the watershed of the Ottauquechee Valley.

What We Fund

The Laurance & Mary Rockefeller Fund will accept applications from organizations working to preserve and enhance the physical, cultural, spiritual, and wellness environment of the people of the State of Vermont, with preference given to the needs of the Town of Woodstock, and the surrounding communities of Barnard, Bridgewater, Hartland, Killington, Plymouth, Pomfret, and Reading.

The fund will consider requests for both general operating or project/program support with funds primarily benefiting persons in the eight named communities.

What We Don't Fund

The Fund does not make grants to individuals nor, under ordinary circumstances, to capital or endowment campaigns.

Who May Apply

Applicants must be serving one or more of these communities to be eligible to apply: Barnard, Bridgewater, Hartland, Killington, Plymouth, Pomfret, Reading, and/or Woodstock.

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

Grant Size

Grants will be in the range of $1,000-$7,500.

Deadline and Notification

Applications will be accepted between September 5 – September 26, 2023. Applications must be received by 5PM on Tuesday, September 26 to be considered.

The advisory committee meets in the fall (2023) to consider applications for the following year (2024). Notifications and awards will be sent to applicants in January 2024.

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 preview a sample of the application. Please note that this is a PDF sample and not the actual application. To view and begin working on the application, login to the Online Grants Manager (OGM), which can be accessed at