Funding is now available to nonprofits and municipal organizations through the Walter Cerf Community Fund at the Vermont Community Foundation. The Walter Cerf Community Fund makes grants to address charitable needs in Vermont. Priority interests are arts, education, historic preservation, and social services. Organizations are invited to request program/project support or general operating support.
Grants are made to organizations that are either located in the Addison County/Brandon area or have a statewide constituency and make a unique contribution to Vermont. Approximately 70 percent of available funds will be awarded to programs and projects in the Addison County/Brandon area, while the remaining 30 percent will support statewide programs and projects.
Applications will be accepted through 5 p.m. on Wednesday, June 21, 2022. The fund will consider both small ($500-$5,000) and large (up to $25,000) grant requests. Organizations must be serving Addison County or Brandon to be eligible to apply for the large grant.
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