Summer Newsletter
New Members of the Grants and Community Investments Team
In July of 2017, Liz Gamache, Chelsea Bardot Lewis, and Kevin Wiberg joined the Vermont Community Foundation's grants and community investments department, which is responsible for overseeing the programs that distribute grants and mission-related investments throughout the state. W e are so happy to have them on board.

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Summer Bridge: Smoothing the Transition to College
The transition to college is often overwhelming. That is especially true for low-income and first-generation students whose access to the opportunities that help young people thrive may have been limited. Summer Bridge is a program at Northern Vermont University that is trying to change that.

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The Power of Philanthropy
Our recently published 2016 Annual Report highlights what all of us - fundholders, professional advisors, nonprofits, community members, and the Foundation - accomplished working together this past year.


Join Us!
Our Annual Meeting and Celebration will take place on September 13 from 3:30 to 7:00 p.m. at Lyndon State College. We hope to see you there!

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UPCOMING GRANT DEADLINES

Northeast Kingdom Fund
September 6th, 5 p.m.

Brattleboro Area: Crosby-Gannet & Dunham-Mason Funds
October 11th, 5 p.m.

Small and Inspiring
October 18th, 5 p.m.


CERTIFICATE IN NONPROFIT MANAGEMENT in Burlington & Brattleboro

A 10-session course in the core competencies of nonprofit management, combining the best of face-to-face learning with ongoing discussion via online learning portals. It is intended for people who want to make a serious investment in their not-for-profit careers.

Burlington begins September 13
Brattleboro begins September 15



TRAINING, FACILITATION, AND CONSULTING CERTIFICATE PROGRAM

Two in-person workshops to be held in October 2017 and April 2018 in southern New Hampshire. Improve your skills as a facilitator and trainer, learn how to manage groups more effectively (especially in challenging situations), and become a fearless teacher who empowers those you work with. 

The Vermont Community Foundation | 802-388-3355 | info@vermontcf.org www.vermontcf.org

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