Today, the Vermont Women’s Fund announced that it is now accepting applications for its 2021 grant round from nonprofit organizations in Vermont that advance economic opportunities for women and girls.
The 2021 competitive grant program will award grants of up to $10,000 for both specific programs and general operating support that:
- Make pathways to economic well-being more accessible and affordable for all women and girls.
- Invest in women’s economic security and career prospects.
- Dismantle systemic barriers to women’s economic well-being and thriving in Vermont.
- Prioritize equity to support women who face the greatest barriers.
The Women’s Fund’s grantmaking is informed by the research findings of Change The Story, a statewide initiative that has produced five major reports on women’s economic status in Vermont. That data, coupled with the significant gaps in women’s economic security caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, underscore the importance of this grant round.
Established in 1994 as an enduring legacy for Vermont women and girls, the fund remains the largest philanthropic resource in the state dedicated exclusively to this mission. A volunteer council of people from around Vermont advises the fund and participates in its grantmaking, fundraising, and leadership work. The Vermont Women’s Fund is a component fund of the Vermont Community Foundation.
Details on the guidelines and funding parameters are found online at vermontwomensfund.org/grantseekers/our-grantmaking/. Applications will be accepted through March 19, 2021 at 5:00 p.m.
The Vermont Community Foundation inspires giving and brings people and resources together to make a difference in Vermont. A family of hundreds of funds and foundations, we provide the advice, investment vehicles, and back-office expertise that make it easy for the people who care about Vermont to find and fund the causes they love.
The heart of the Community Foundation’s work is closing the opportunity gap—the divide that leaves too many Vermonters struggling to get ahead, no matter how hard they work. We are aligning our time, energy, and discretionary resources on efforts that provide access to early care and learning, pathways to college and career training, support for youth and families, and community and economic vitality. We envision Vermont at its best—where everyone has the opportunity to build a bright, secure future. Visit vermontcf.org or call 802-388-3355 for more information. For information on our COVID-19 response, visit vtcovid19response.org.