REGION – Funding is now available from the Vermont Women’s Fund at the Vermont Community Foundation for new or existing projects, programs, and organizations that serve Vermont women and girls ages 12-25. The Vermont Women’s Fund was established in 1994 as an enduring resource to support women and girls in the state. Since its founding, the Women’s Fund has granted more than $2 million to organizations and projects in support of its mission.
The Fund strives to ensure that resources and opportunities are available for women and girls to understand the value of self-reliance and to learn what it takes to achieve economic security. The Vermont Women’s Fund wants to fund work that catches young women and girls at a moment of transition and lights a spark—one that expands their horizons and amplifies the possibility of self-actualization and well-being.
In 2017, the Vermont Women’s Fund will consider proposals to support programs that build job readiness skills and provide opportunities to learn and practice traditional and non-traditional education and vocation, while building self-confidence and developing leadership skills.
Examples of program activities supported in the past include: experiential learning opportunities, career mentoring, financial literacy and credit education, internships, and leadership development. The Fund especially welcomes proposals that address the issues raised in reports by the Change the Story initiative, concerning how to improve the economic well-being of Vermont women and girls.
Nonprofits may apply online at any time for up to $10,000; applications will be accepted through January 26, 2017 at 5:00 p.m. Visit www.vermontcf.org/VWFGrantmaking to learn more.