Funding is now available for organizations and projects in Bennington, North Bennington, Pownal, Shaftsbury, and Woodford through the Opportunity Fund for Southshire Youth at the Vermont Community Foundation. The fund awards grants up to $4,000 for creative and effective initiatives that support, educate, and empower Bennington area youth, particularly low-income and disadvantaged youth, to be engaged and successful in school, work, community, and life. Nonprofits, schools, and grassroots organizations with a fiscal sponsor are encouraged to apply. Applications will be accepted through 5:00 p.m. September 5, 2019.
The Opportunity Fund for Southshire Youth was established in 2018 by the Community Foundation and local partners as a permanent philanthropic resource to support youth in the Bennington area. Projects must benefit youth entering or enrolled in 6th through 12th grades (typically ages 12 to 18), who attend Mount Anthony Middle School or High School and/or who live in the communities served by the those schools: Bennington, North Bennington, Pownal, Shaftsbury, and Woodford.
Visit vermontcf.org/southshire to learn more and apply.
The Vermont Community Foundation inspires giving and brings people and resources together to make a difference in Vermont. A family of hundreds of funds and foundations, we provide the advice, investment vehicles, and back-office expertise that make it easy for the people who care about Vermont to find and fund the causes they love.
The heart of the Community Foundation’s work is closing the opportunity gap—the divide that leaves too many Vermonters struggling to get ahead, no matter how hard they work. We are aligning our time, energy, and discretionary resources on efforts that provide access to early care and learning, pathways to college and career training, support for youth and families, and community and economic vitality. We envision Vermont at its best—where everyone has the opportunity to build a bright, secure future.
Visit vermontcf.org or call 802-388-3355 for more information.