Green Mountain United Way: Community Grants

Community Grants
July 1, 2014 – June 30, 2015

Green Mountain United Way is offering grants for the above fiscal year to eligible non-profit organizations for projects that are in line with our priority areas of Income, Health and Education.

Community Grant Eligibility

The mission: Mobilizing communities to create lasting changes in local conditions that will improve lives

To be eligible for Community 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
  • Project outcomes are aligned with Green Mountain United Way’s priorities and outcomes in the area of Income, Health or Education (see our website at and click on “Priorities” for details)
  • Project activities occur between July 1, 2014 and May 31, 2015
  • Project funding supports activities in one or more of the following counties in Vermont: Caledonia, Essex, Orange, Orleans, Washington
  • Requested amount is $7,500 or less
  • A minimum of 50% of the total amount requested is matched by in-kind contributions and/or other revenue sources

Community Grant Application Timeline

The timeline for the Green Mountain United Way Community Grants for July 1, 2014 to June 30, 2015 is as follows:

December 11, 2013: Grant writing workshop at the GMUW Montpelier, VT office
January 2, 2014: Grant Letter of Intent and Application will be available on our website at
February 1, 2014: 4 p.m. – deadline for receipt of letter of intent
February 15, 2014: Selected organizations will be invited to submit Grant Applications
March 6, 2014: 4 p.m. – Grant Applications due
May 20, 2014: Potential grantees submitted to GMUW Board of Directors for approval
June 1, 2014: Finally selected grantees notified of awards

Grant Writing Workshop
December 11, 2013

Green Mountain United Way is offering a training regarding its Community Grant application process. Anyone interested in applying for a grant is encouraged to attend this workshop.

The workshop will take place on December 11, 2013 from 1 pm to 3 pm at the GMUW office at 963 Paine Turnpike N #2, Montpelier (Berlin), VT 05602.

The training will include:

  • Overview of Green Mountain United Way
  • What makes a good Letter of Intent and Grant Application
  • Timeline
  • How you can strengthen your chances of being awarded a grant

Please RSVP to Nancy Zorn at or call 802-229-9532.

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