Deerfield River Enhancement Fund Grant

Vermont Community Foundation

Grant amount: Up to US $15,000

Next anticipated deadline: Aug 1, 2019

Later anticipated deadlines: Aug 1, 2023, Aug 1, 2027, Aug 1, 2031

Applicant type: Nonprofit

Funding uses: Education / Outreach, Applied Project / Program

Location of project: Counties in Massachusetts: Berkshire County, Franklin County, Hampshire County, Counties in Vermont: Bennington County, Windham County

Location of residency: United States

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Since 1986, the Vermont Community Foundation has been committed to building philanthropic resources that sustain healthy and vital Vermont communities. One part of that work involves making grants. The Foundation awards more than $12 million annually to nonprofit organizations in Vermont and beyond. These grants support a breadth of issues such as hunger, housing, arts, cultural heritage, social justice, animal welfare, and environmental sustainability.

Deerfield River Enhancement

The Deerfield River Enhancement Fund was established in 1999 by USGen New England, Inc., now known as TransCanada, for the environmental preservation of the Deerfield River Watershed. Grants are awarded for new initiatives, one-time special projects, or continuing funding for outstanding, existing programs. Examples include, but are not limited to, volunteer monitoring projects, events, trail work projects, field trips, educational workshops, media campaigns, and improving public access sites. 

The Vermont Community Foundation and the Community Foundation of Western Massachusetts are jointly managing grantmaking for the Deerfield River Enhancement Fund.

You can learn more about this opportunity by visiting the funder's website.


  • Projects must be located within the Deerfield River Basin or in towns with some portion falling within the basin.
    • In the latter case, projects must be directly tied to the basin, e.g. a trail spur originating outside the basin that connects with a trail network within the basin.
    • See a map of the area.


  • Interest Area: Environmental preservation of the Deerfield River Watershed.

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