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The Vermont Women’s Fund at the Vermont Community Foundation Announces 2022 Grants

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The Vermont Women’s Fund, a committee-advised fund of the Vermont Community Foundation, has announced the recipients of its 2022 annual grant round. The fund, which is the state’s largest philanthropic resource dedicated to women and girls, chose 35 Vermont nonprofit organizations that reflect its mission to advance gender equity and justice. A total of $311,190 was awarded.

“We approach our annual grant funding as the engine that drives positive change,” explains director Meg Smith. “At the heart of this work are the nonprofits who deliver the services—and the opportunities they provide for women and girls in Vermont.”  

The Vermont Women’s Fund 2022 grant recipients are:

  • Black Woman Freedom Network, Barre, $10,000
  • Boys & Girls Club of Brattleboro, Brattleboro, $5,600
  • Center for Restorative Justice, Bennington, $10,000
  • Center for Women & Enterprise , Boston/Burlington, $10,000
  • Champlain College, Burlington, $7,000
  • Clarina Howard Nichols Center, Morrisville, $7,000
  • Community Asylum Seekers Project, Brattleboro, $10,000
  • COVER Home Repair, White River Junction, $4,550
  • Dad Guild, Burlington, $10,000
  • Dismas of Vermont, Hyde Park, $10,000
  • Downstreet Housing & Community Development, Barre, $10,000
  • Early Care and Learning Partnership, Vergennes, $10,000
  • Governor’s Institutes of Vermont, Winooski, $7,000
  • Green Mountain United Way, Montpelier, $10,000
  • Janet S. Munt Family Room, Burlington, $10,000
  • Jenna’s Promise , Johnson, $6,300
  • Lund Family Center, Burlington, $10,000
  • Media Hour Ltd., East Arlington, $9,500
  • Neck of the Woods, Waitsfield, $9,240
  • NEK Community Growth Center, St. Johnsbury, $10,000
  • NewStory Center, Rutland, $7,000
  • Out in the Open , Brattleboro, $10,000
  • Project Against Violent Encounters (PAVE), Bennington, $10,000
  • Step Out, Burlington, $10,000
  • Sunrise Family Resource Center, Bennington, $10,000
  • The Family Place, Norwich, $7,000
  • The Safety Team, South Burlington, $10,000
  • The Space on Main, Bradford, $7,000
  • The Umbrella of St. Johnsbury, St. Johnsbury, $10,000
  • Treleven, Vergennes, $10,000
  • United Way of Lamoille County, Morrisville, $10,000
  • Vermont Adult Learning , Waitsfield, $7,000
  • Vermont Works for Women, Winooski, $10,000
  • Women’s Information Service (WISE), Lebanon, NH, $10,000
  • Yestermorrow, Waitsfield, $7,000

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

The current Vermont Women’s Fund Council members are:

  • Dennise Casey, Chair
  • Joan Gamble
  • Wangene Hall
  • Leslie Halperin
  • Zoe Kaslow
  • Mari McClure
  • Sujata Moorti
  • Drusilla Roessle, Vice-Chair
  • Lynn Ellen Schimoler
  • Helena Van Voorst
  • Candice White

To learn more about the Vermont Women’s Fund, visit vermontwomensfund.org.