Lamoille County & Beyond: The Green Mountain Fund Grant

Vermont Community Foundation

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Grant amount: US $500 - US $5,000

Deadline: Rolling

Applicant type: Government Entity Nonprofit

Funding uses: Education / Outreach, Project / Program

Location of project: Counties in Vermont: Caledonia County, Lamoille County, Orleans County

Location of residency: United States

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About this funder:



The Green Mountain Fund was established at the Vermont Community Foundation in 1993 to support charitable activities with a special interest in education and the children and families of Lamoille County. Grantmaking has since been expanded to include the neighboring communities of Craftsbury, Greensboro, and Hardwick.

What We Fund

The Green Mountain Fund’s areas of interest include:

  • children, elderly and family services,
  • education,
  • environment,
  • sustainability, and
  • the arts.

The Fund is interested in opportunities where a modest grant will have impact by leveraging a new idea or other dollars, or by making possible something that will benefit the children and families in the grantmaking region.

The Fund supports projects in Lamoille County and the neighboring communities of Craftsbury, Greensboro, and Hardwick.

Mini-grants ($500 - $1,000) support schools or other community organizations which provide educational and enriching activities for children and families. Funding will be considered for such things as after-school programs, enrichment activities, special projects, athletics, and equipment purchases for a project or program.

Sustaining grants ($1,000-$5,000) support longer-term projects typically spanning a six-month to one-year timeline. Funding will be considered for infrastructure, equipment, or strategic initiatives in the grantmaking region.

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


  • Eligible applicants must be schools, municipal entities, or nonprofit organizations whose service area includes Lamoille County, Craftsbury, Greensboro, or Hardwick.
    • Nonprofit organizations or community groups who do not have 501(c)(3) status may apply for grant awards if another tax-exempt organization, school, or municipality acts as a fiscal sponsor.
  • Applicants must employ staff and provide services without discrimination on the basis of race, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, gender identity, or sexual orientation.


  • In general, the Fund is not interested in supporting capital campaigns, deficit funding, or normal operating expenses.
  • However, occasional exceptions are made for special projects and/or certain circumstances such as:
    • compelling circumstance that would be effectively addressed by a one-year operating grant;
    • positive impact that a one-time operating grant will have on the organization; or
    • reasonable funding plan for the period following a one-year operating grant.