Ben & Jerry’s Foundation announces the 2020 Vermont Economic Justice Grant Program

May 26, 2020

Request for Proposals  

The Ben & Jerry’s Foundation is very pleased to announce the opening of our 2020 Vermont Economic Justice Grant program with an allocation of $250,000. Beginning this summer, the Ben & Jerry’s Foundation will offer competitive grants of up to $20,000 to Vermont-based, non-profit organizations working to address the economic, social and environmental impacts of poverty in the state. Grant decisions are made by a team of Ben & Jerry’s employees from each of our three Vermont office and manufacturing sites. 

We will seek out innovative programs that are taking a holistic approach in their work to create fundamental change for low-income Vermonters. Grant applicants should demonstrate that they approach their work through the lens of social justice and equity. This program is not intended to fund projects that solely provide direct services to individuals.

Areas of interest include: 

  • equity in education 
  • access to safe and affordable housing 
  • criminal justice reform
  • access to jobs with livable wages 
  • workers rights
  • access to affordable health care  
  • access to healthy and affordable food

We will prioritize programs that work to involve and give voice to constituents most impacted by the problem they seek to address.

Process: Proposals may be submitted through our on-line application process by July 1st for review in September.

Please go to our website: https://benandjerrysfoundation.org/vermont-economic-justice-grants.html to learn more about the Vermont Economic Justice Grant Program and access our guidelines and on-line application process.

If you have any questions, please contact Becca Golden, becca.golden@benjerry.com

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