The Vermont Community Foundation’s Insight Hub, its research-driven arm focused on providing insight to inform charitable giving, has published a brief on how charitable individuals can use their philanthropy to support Vermonters experiencing social isolation. The Insight Hub offers webinars, events, briefs, and peer-to-peer experiences that help philanthropists understand where their giving can make a difference.
Social isolation—defined as a lack of meaningful connections to others—can increase the risk of mental and physical health problems, including heart disease, stroke, depression, anxiety, and dementia. Philanthropy can help build community and connection to combat this trend. Our new brief shares three actions individuals can take today to help.
In this brief, discover:
- The broad factors that lead to social isolation
- Three actions charitable individuals can take to support Vermonters experiencing social isolation
- Insights from nonprofit leaders and additional resources to explore for deeper learning
To download “Too Much Alone Time: Three ways philanthropy can reduce social isolation,” visit vermontcf.org/social-isolation, email [email protected], or call 802-388-3355 ext.246. To access additional briefs on topics such as mental health, entrepreneurship, arts recovery, inflation, and home ownership, visit vermontcf.org/insighthub.
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.