Community Investments

Community Grants

Green Mountain United Way offers Community Grants for nonprofit organizations providing services in one or more of Caledonia, Essex, Orange, Orleans and Washington counties of Vermont. These services must be in line with United Way initiatives of Education, Income and/or Health. Please see grant requirements and application in link below.

Community Grant Funding and Micro Grant Funding Application Form

Awards

Round 2 Awards

Green Mountain United Way recently completed Round 2 of its Community Grants cycle and is pleased to announce the following awards:

  1. Good Samaritan Haven – $2,500.00 – To provide basic health needs to clients in Emergency Shelter Program
  2. Northeast Kingdom Youth Services – $1,000.00 – To fund a Strategic Planning Consultant
  3. Northern Counties Health Care – $2,500.00 – For Personal Oral Health Patient Education
  4. Prevent Child Abuse Vermont – $2,500.00 – For the Nurturing Parenting Programs

Round 1 Awards

Green Mountain United Way recently concluded Round 1 of its Community Grants cycle and is pleased to announce the following awards:

  1. AWARE – $2,500.00 – Income Initiative AWARE’s Economic Empowerment Program increases the number of financially stable families by assisting victims and survivors of domestic and sexual violence . 100 people in the greater Hardwick area are helped to achieve economic stability and self sufficiency.
  2. Wonder and Wisdom – $2,500.00 – Health Initiative Wonder and Wisdom comprises of three program areas: an after school program serving rural K-6 children; a full day summer camp for children; and the Seniors Program which provides social, cultural and recreational activities for seniors in Hardwick, Craftsbury, and Greensboro. 85% of the children served and 40% of the seniors qualify as low income. This grant will be used to support and expand the 2016 Seniors Program serving 115 people.
  3. Vermont Humanities Council – $2,432.00 – Education Initiative The Never Too Early Program is the Council’s Early Literacy Professional Development Program for childcare and other early education providers and an early literacy program for parents and guardians of children from birth to age 6. This program is in all 5 counties of the GMUW service area assisting 360 people.
  4. Family Center of Washington County – $2,500.00 – Education Initiative This is an intensive work training program for 18 difficult to employ Reach-Up clients. The goal is to move troubled parents toward successful employment.
  5. Pathways Vermont – $2,000.00 – Health Initiative
    The state wide Support Line is a phone service that provides specialized mental health support to those over the age of 18 who would not otherwise receive these services. This program specifically serves 900 people in Washington County, 100 in Orange, 100 in Caledonia, 50 in Essex and 50 in Orleans.

Total of grants awarded: $20,432

Micro Grants


Green Mountain United Way has now closed Round 2 of Micro Grant funding.

Please see grant requirements and application form in link below.

Community Grant Funding and Micro Grant Funding Application Form

Awards

Round 2 Awards

Green Mountain United Way recently concluded Round 2 of its Micro Grant cycle and is pleased to announce the following awards each for $250:
  1. Oxbow Senior Independence Program, Newbury, VT  to purchase time at a neighboring fitness and wellness studio so seniors can benefit from hydrotherapy that is not covered by Medicare or Medicaid.
  2. Kingdom Community Services, St. Johnsbury, VT to help purchase an energy efficient freezer for their food shelf.
  3. Community Restorative Justice Center, St. Johnsbury, VT to purchase materials to construct a raised bed garden for the Depot Square Apartment Complex.

Round 1 Awards

  1. Northeastern Vermont Regional Hospital, St. Johnsbury, VT – Alcohol, Tobacco and Substance Abuse initiative to purchase brochures for their Smoke Free Cars Campaign aimed at protecting young children from second hand smoke.
  2. People’s Health and Wellness Clinic, Barre, VT for dental hygiene supplies.
  3. Umbrella, Newport, VT for portable food storage coolers for their Cornucopia Meals-on-Wheels Program.

 

Eligibility and Funding Parameters:

To be eligible for Micro Grant Funding, organizations must meet the following
requirements:

  • Organization is located in Vermont and currently tax exempt under 26
    U.S.C. 501(c)(3)
  • The organization is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors
  • The organization has an annual budget size of $250,000 or less.
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  • Funding supports activities in one or more of the following counties
    in Vermont: Caledonia, Essex, Orange, Orleans, Washington
  • Grant funds will be used to purchase supplies and / or equipment
  • Requested amount is $250 or less
  • Funding may not be spent on any administrative, operating or fundraising
    costs