Stratton Foundation Grant

Stratton Foundation

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Deadline: Rolling

Grant amount: Unspecified amount

Fields of work: Education - Preschool / Early Learning Career/College Preparation Youth Development & Leadership Family Services Dental Health Nutrition & Healthy Eating Food Access & Hunger Children’s Health & Pediatrics Basic Human Needs Show all

Applicant type: Nonprofit

Funding uses: Project / Program, Education / Outreach

Location of project: Counties in Vermont: Bennington County, Rutland County, Windham County, Windsor County

Location of residency: Counties in Vermont: Bennington County, Rutland County, Windham County, Windsor County

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About this funder:

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Overview:

NOTE: The Stratton Foundation deeply values the work that all of our local organizations are doing to provide services so vital during the Covid-19 pandemic. Today, we are all faced with making more focused decisions, and the Stratton Foundation will give priority to incoming requests that address the health and survival of the children and families across our region through the Stratton Foundation Covid-19 Relief Fund For Vermont. Concurrently, we will continue to support programs that aim to fight generational poverty as the situation of the pandemic wanes.    

As a result, our application schedule has been adjusted and applications will be considered on an as-needed, case-by-case basis through 2020.

Grant Seeker Guidelines

The Stratton Foundation is a community based non-profit organization that cares about the health and welfare of children and their families in southern Vermont. The mission of the Stratton Foundation is to address the challenges of poverty that stand between a child in-need and the opportunity to be healthy, safe, and educated. The goal of the Stratton Foundation is to end the cycle of generational poverty by helping at-risk children become successful adults.

It is the Foundation’s desire to facilitate the startup of new, and advancement of critically needed programs and services by funding initiatives with a strong plan to be self-sustaining.  

What does the Stratton Foundation Fund?

The Stratton Foundation supports programs that address the challenges of poverty. These include programs that strive to care for the well-being, health and hygiene of its poorest children; foster school-readiness by reducing barriers to learning; and help children develop competencies and skills necessary to lead a more productive life.

Programs must fall into at least one of following four major focus areas: 

  • Food and Hunger – to end the injustice of food and malnutrition. 
  • Health and Dental Health – to care for the health and wellbeing of our disadvantaged children 
  • Basic Necessities – so that low income families can access services, remain safe, warm, and secure. 
  • Education that helps children and teens develop a vision for a future with economic independence.

When evaluating requests, the Foundation considers the balance of geography, needs and resources in the community. It considers programs that are:

  • New or existing initiatives; and
  • Able to demonstrate the capacity to sustain the necessary services using good administrative and financial management.

What is the range of grants & expectations?

The Stratton Foundation does not set a minimum or maximum amount for grants, however reporting guidelines differ depending on grant size.

  • $5,000 and under: End of Program Evaluation due at the end of the program year
  • $5,001-10,000: Progress Evaluation due 6 months and End of Program Evaluation due at the end of program year
  • $10,001 and over: Progress Evaluation due quarterly and End of Program Evaluation due end of program year

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

Eligibility:

  • The Stratton Foundation awards grants to organizations and programs that are direct providers to our most vulnerable children and their families.
  • The Stratton Foundation considers grant applications from organizations that:
    • Are determined as charitable under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.
      • These include nonprofit organizations such as schools, churches, hospitals and community service organizations; and
    • Provide programs and services to children and families within the following sixteen towns:
      • Arlington, Danby, Dorset, Jamaica, Landgrove, Londonderry, Manchester, Peru, South Londonderry, Stratton, Sunderland, Townsend, Weston, Wardsboro, Windham, and Winhall.

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