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Equity & Justice Grant for Vermont based Non-Profit Organizations


The Ben & Jerry’s Foundation offers competitive grants of up to $20,000, with an average grant size of $15,000, to Vermont-based, non-profit organizations working to address economic, social, and environmental disparities in Vermont.

Donor Name: Ben & Jerry’s Foundation

State: Vermont

County: All Counties

Type of Grant: Grant

Deadline: 05/01/2023

Size of the Grant: Up to $20,000


The Foundation seeks out innovative programs that are working toward fundamental change in Vermont and that approach their work through the lens of social justice and equity.


Funding Preference will given to Organizations whose areas of interest may include, but not limited to:

  • Equity in education
  • Access to safe and affordable housing
  • Criminal justice reform
  • Access to jobs with livable wages
  • Workers’ rights
  • Access to affordable health care and
  • Access to healthy and affordable food

Eligibility Criteria

To be considered for funding, Each applicant Organizations must be:

  • Located in Vermont  AND
  • A Non-Profit 501(c)3 organization OR
  • Represented by a fiscal agent with 501(c)(3) status
  • Organizations with operating budgets under $500,000

Areas not Funded

Unfortunately they cannot considered request for:

  • Programs that solely provide direct services to individuals
  • Discretionary or emergency requests
  • Schools
  • Colleges or universities
  • Individuals or scholarship programs
  • Research, litigation or legal expenses
  • Capital or endowment campaigns
  • State agencies or government-sponsored programs
  • Businesses or business associations
  • Religious activities
  • One time events
  • Other foundations or regranting organizations
  • Organizations or programs that are focused or based outside the state of Vermont

For more information, visit Equity & Justice Grant.

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