VT COVID-19 Response Fund

The Vermont Community Foundation established the VT COVID-19 Response Fund to support nonprofits that are particularly equipped to address community impacts of the spread of COVID-19 in Vermont.

Working with state, federal, municipal, public health, and nonprofit leadership, the Community Foundation provided flexible resources to nonprofits working to address the most immediate public health and economic impacts of the disease, focusing on vulnerable populations and the service providers that support them.

The Fund offered donors the opportunity to be part of a coordinated response to the many effects of COVID-19 in Vermont. The Community Foundation and its partners designed and implemented a dynamic grant-making strategy that was responsive to the rapidly changing situation.

This fund and its grantmaking were designed to support both short-term response and longer-term recovery. Specific strategies include:

  • organizational and community efforts to reduce virus exposure and enhance health care access
  • sustaining critical programs and services to help vulnerable Vermonters meet their basic needs
  • economic and social strategies to build and sustain community resiliency

Learn more at VTCOVID19Response.org