Community giving makes these investments possible. These are local dollars supporting local organizations and initiatives improving the lives of our family, friends and neighbors across Chittenden, Franklin and Grand Isle counties.
Community Funding is one of many ways United Way of Northwest Vermont partners with community organizations to create positive, long-lasting change. Click here to learn about the many ways United Way helps local organizations amplify their community impact.
We are investing $880,000 in grants to 32 funded partners collectively serving 114,000 people in every city and town in Chittenden, Franklin and Grand Isle counties.
United Way’s Community Partner Funding grant portfolio supports community-based work that address our five key strategies: Meeting Basic Needs (Housing, Food, Transportation), Supporting Families, Promoting Mental Health, Reducing Substance Misuse and Fostering Financial Stability. Every funded partner below is meeting the need of these key strategies.
Substance Misuse Prevention
We are distributed $52,300 to support 8 special projects in spring of 2023 aimed at reducing the onset and prevalence of substance misuse among youth and young adults in Vermont. . Read our news release for a full list of grantees.
We support Vermont 2-1-1, a 24/7 statewide referral help line, annually. Vermont 2-1-1 connects callers to a wide range of available human services like food, shelter, healthcare and much more.
A NOTE TO THE COMMUNITY ON OUR COMMUNITY PARTNER FUNDING PROCESS:
United Way’s work, including the partner funding process, is 100 percent community driven. Our Partner Funding Team – a group of citizen volunteers who live, work and play in Chittenden, Grand Isle and Franklin counties – reviews funding applications and monitors program performance.
Our current list of FY22-23 funded partners are receiving funding for Year 2 of a multi-year grant cycle.
A NOTE TO COMMUNITY ORGANIZATIONS:
If your organization serves people in Chittenden, Franklin and/or Grand Isle counties and addresses one or more of United Way’s five key strategies, we invite you to fill out the form below. United Way is interested in learning about organizations that advance our key strategies in Northwest Vermont who we may not already work with in some way. This is a good way for us to learn who is doing what and whether there are ways we can partner with you to advance our shared goals.