The mission of the Vermont Women’s Fund is to help all Vermont women and girls to rise and thrive. Since our founding, we have granted over $2 million toward our mission. Women’s economic security—the ability of women to support themselves and their families—is a critical part of what we mean by “rise and thrive.” It is also critical for the health and vitality of Vermont communities.

As in 2019, the Vermont Women’s Fund will focus its 2020 grantmaking on an area highlighted by the research of our primary initiative, Change The Story, namely women and girls on the pathway to viable careers. We continue to see significant funding gaps in this issue and believe the Vermont Women’s Fund and its charitable capital are uniquely positioned to make a difference.