The Vermont Women's Fund is committed to supporting the advancement, self-sufficiency, and economic and social equality of Vermont women and girls.
The Women's Fund makes grants to promote ideas and support programs which focus on the needs of women and girls in this state, and to increase public awareness of these needs.
In addition, the Fund encourages women to think of themselves as philanthropists, helping them to recognize that they can make a real difference in their communities through charitable giving.
The Vermont Women's Fund provides an opportunity to make change possible for Vermont women and girls, and to expand and strengthen their roles in society.
Origins of the Vermont Women's Fund
The Vermont Women's Fund, a component fund of the Vermont Community Foundation, was established in 1994 as an enduring resource for Vermont women and girls. The Fund remains the first philanthropic resource in the state dedicated exclusively to this mission. A council of women from around Vermont advises the Fund and participates in its grantmaking, fundraising, and leadership work.
The Women’s Fund works to improve the lives of young women and girls in Vermont by targeting philanthropic giving, forging statewide strategic partnerships, funding research, and supporting programs that address their fundamental economic, educational, and social needs. Since 2011, the Women’s Fund has focused on supporting women and girls as they make the crucial transition to adulthood.
The Women's Fund is based in the Vermont Community Foundation's offices in Middlebury, Vermont, and makes grants statewide.