Vermont Women’s Fund Announces 2023 Grants

The Vermont Women’s Fund, a component fund of the Vermont Community Foundation, has announced the recipients of its 2023 annual grant round.

A total of $412,135 was awarded this year, the largest amount ever distributed by the philanthropic resource dedicated to women and girls.

“The Vermont Women’s Fund Council applauds the work of these individual nonprofit organizations, with the intent that the cumulative impact of these grants creates opportunities for Vermont’s women and girls so they can rise and thrive,” said Meg Smith, director of the Vermont Women’s Fund.

The Vermont Women’s Fund 2023 recipients are:

  • Addison Central Teens, Middlebury, $6,000
  • Boys & Girls Club of Burlington, Burlington, $15,000
  • Champlain College, Burlington, $10,000
  • Clemmons Family Farm, Charlotte, $10,000
  • Community Asylum Seekers Project, Brattleboro, $15,000
  • COVER Home Repair, White River Junction, $5,500
  • Dismas of Vermont, Hyde Park, $15,000
  • Downstreet Housing & Community Development – Central Vermont Community Land Trust, Barre, $10,000
  • Epsilon Spires, Brattleboro, $8,885
  • Generator Inc., Burlington, $10,000
  • Good Samaritan Haven, Barre, $15,000
  • Governor’s Institutes of Vermont, Winooski, $10,000
  • Green Mountain Camp for Girls, Dummerston, $15,000
  • Green Mountain Recovery Foundation/Turning Point Center, Rutland, $13,000
  • HatchSpace, Brattleboro, $8,750
  • Janet S. Munt Family Room, Burlington, $15,000
  • Jenna’s Promise, Johnson, $4,000
  • Kimball Wellness Association, Fairlee, $15,000
  • King Street Laundry, Burlington, $7,500
  • Lund Family Center, Burlington, $10,000
  • Media Hour Ltd., East Arlington, $10,000
  • Milton Family Community Center, Milton, $10,000
  • NewStory Center, Rutland, $15,000
  • Out in the Open, Brattleboro, $6,000
  • Springfield Area Parent Child Center, North Springfield, $6,000
  • Step Out, Burlington, $15,000
  • Sunrise Family Resource Center, Bennington, $15,000
  • The Every Voice Coalition, $15,000
  • The Family Place, Norwich, $15,000
  • The Safety Team, South Burlington, $15,000
  • The Umbrella of St. Johnsbury, St. Johnsbury, $15,000
  • Treleven, Vergennes, $15,000
  • United Way of Lamoille County, Morrisville, $10,500
  • Vermont Works for Women, Winooski, $15,000
  • WomenSafe, Middlebury, $6,000
  • Yestermorrow, Waitsfield, $10,000

“The decision-making rests with the Vermont Women’s Fund Council,” Smith added. “The council puts many hours into this process, and we owe them an enormous debt of gratitude.”

The Vermont Women’s Fund Council members are:

  • Dennise Casey, Chair
  • Norka Chamorro
  • Margae Diamond
  • Mari McClure
  • Sujata Moorti
  • Karen Moran
  • Drusilla Roessle, Vice-Chair
  • Kim Rupe
  • Helena Van Voorst
  • Candice White
  • Alison Whritenour

The Vermont Women’s Fund is the first and largest philanthropic resource in the state founded specifically to advance women and girls in Vermont. Founded in 1994, it is a component fund of the Vermont Community Foundation and awards annual grants to nonprofits around the state that serve women and girls with programs that promote economic self-sufficiency, career development, and systems change. Learn more at

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