The Vermont Community Foundation is accepting applications for Vermont Women’s Fund.
Donor Name: Vermont Community Foundation
County: All Counties
Type of Grant: Grant
Size of the Grant: $10,000 to $100,000
Grant Duration: Grant Duration Not Mentioned
Outcomes & Strategies
The Vermont Women’s Fund will consider general operating support and programmatic proposals, including those designed to meet essential needs and those focused on long-term structural change, that contribute to the following outcomes:
- Make pathways to economic well-being (e.g., livable wage jobs, career development, entrepreneurship, and financial literacy) more visible, accessible, and affordable for all women and girls,
- Invest in the economic security and career prospects of unemployed women or those earning less than a living wage,
- Advance strategies that address systemic barriers to economic well-being and thriving in Vermont (e.g., education/training, childcare, transportation, access to health care, paid family leave, living wages, etc.), and/or
- Enhance the capacity of the organization to achieve its mission and practice stated values.
Proposals that include the following components will be prioritized:
- Desired outcomes aligned with the Fund’s mission and focus areas listed above
- Commitment to working with women and girls who are disproportionately impacted by systemic racism and sexism (BIPOC individuals, trans women and non-binary people, women living with disabilities, older women)
- Demonstration of how the proposed work will influence change and address systemic barriers and root causes
- Strategies grounded in research or best practices
- Projects that exhibit a collaborative approach
- A clear description of the desired vision for the program at the end of the grant term, and what questions will guide reflection and evaluation
- Regional representation across Vermont
Grants of up to $15,000 will be awarded.
What they Fund
- Organization support programs that seek to address systemic barriers to economic well-being, and those that recognize the disproportionate impact of these barriers on women and girls by race, gender identity, sexuality, class, age, and ability.
- Organization are also invested in the sustainability of the organizations they support and seek to determine how best our funding can contribute to long-term viability, creativity, and generative change. Organization award single or multi-year grants that support programmatic expenses for pilot or established programs and/or general operating costs. Organization consider funding proposals that supports work at any phase of development (including pilots).
- Grant applications will be accepted from organizations located in or serving the people of Vermont. Organizations must be tax-exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code or be a public agency, school, or municipality in the state of Vermont. Nonprofit organizations or community groups who do not have 501(c)(3) status may apply for grant awards if another eligible organization acts as a fiscal sponsor.
- No person in the United States shall, on the basis of actual or perceived race, color, religion, national origin, sex, gender identity (as defined in paragraph 249(c)(4) of title 18, United States Code), sexual orientation, marital or parental status, political affiliation, military service, physical or mental ability be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any program or activity funded in whole or in part with funds made available (meaning any funds having a competitive application process) by the Vermont Community Foundation, and any other program or activity funded in whole or in part with funds appropriated for grants, cooperative agreements, and other assistance administered by the Foundation.
- Grant applicants must employ staff and provide services without discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, gender identity (as defined in paragraph 249(c)(4) of title 18, United States Code), sexual orientation, marital or parental status, political affiliation, military service, physical or mental ability.
For more information, visit Vermont Community Foundation.