Vermont Children's Trust Foundation Grants

Vermont Children's Trust Foundation

Suggest an update
Crystal ball icon
Predicted Deadline
The next cycle for this opportunity is predicted based on past data. If you save this grant, we’ll notify you if there are any changes.

Predicted deadline: Apr 1, 2021

Grant amount: Up to US $20,000

Fields of work: Early Childhood Development Parenting Counseling & Education Youth Services Child Abuse & Neglect Juvenile Justice

Applicant type: Government Entity, Nonprofit

Funding uses: Capital Project, Project / Program

Location of project: Vermont

Location of residency: Vermont

View website    Save


Vermont Children's Trust Fund Grants

The Vermont Children’s Trust Foundation Grants are for primary prevention programs, serving children ages 0-18. These programs strive to reduce the likelihood of juvenile delinquency, truancy, substance abuse, child abuse and other socially destructive behaviors before intervention by authorities, through strength-based activities in a community-based setting. These programs:

  • Affirm and promote positive family functioning;
  • Work to positively impact societal forces that affect parents, children and youth;
  • Strive for coordinated and effective youth services, including service to at-risk youth
  • Promote racial equity and reduction of race disparities 

Cultural Competency

Successful proposals will reference the organization’s policies and practices relevant to providing services that are culturally and linguistically competent, and discuss how the organization promotes equity and access of services to all individuals, including those with disabilities and across socioeconomic status, racial and ethnic identity, gender identity, and sexual orientation.

State Outcomes and Protective Factors for Proposals

VCTF funding will support proposals that address one of the following State Outcomes:

  • Vermont’s families are safe, nurturing, stable, and supported.
  • Vermont’s children and young people achieve their potential.

In addition to the State Outcomes, applicants should incorporate one or more of the following Strengthening Family Protective Factors or Youth Thrive Protective and Promotive Factors in their grant application: 

  • Parental Resilience
  • Youth Resilience
  • Social Connections
  • Knowledge of Parenting and Child Development
  • Knowledge of Adolescent Development
  • Concrete Support in Times of Need
  • Cognitive, Social and Emotional Competence of Children

Two Types of VCTF Grants

One Year Grants: These grants are available to support planning and implementation of a new program in your community or to enhance or expand an existing program. The maximum grant amount for a one year grant is $10,000.

Equipment Grants: These grants are available to help grantees purchase equipment or supplies. The maximum amount for an equipment grant is $2,000.  

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


  • Grants are awarded to Vermont 501(c) 3 nonprofits organizations, municipalities or schools that provide primary prevention programs for children and their families. 
  • Programs must be open to all and not targeted exclusively to a group that has come to the attention of authorities.
  • Participation in programs is voluntary and cannot be mandated by authorities.
  • All One year grant recipients are required to participate in cultural competency discussions with their staff. These discussion guides are available online and grantees may complete the guides at their own pace over the course of their grant period. 
  • VCTF funds new programs or expansions and enhancements of existing programs.
  • If your organization is currently receiving VCTF grant funds for a program, you may not apply for another grant for that program until the end of the existing grant (even if you plan to expand or enhance that program). You may, however, apply for a different program.
  • Applicants must be in good standing with respect to, or in full compliance with, all taxes due the State of Vermont.
  • All regulated child care programs must be in good regulatory standing with the Child Development Division in order to receive funding.
  • Applicants must have completed all reports for any previous VCTF grants awarded.


  • Grants are not given to individuals or for-profit organizations.
  • Grants are not given for construction projects.
  • If you are currently receiving VCTF funds, you may not apply for another grant for the program being funded until the end of the existing grant (even if you intend to expand or enhance the program).
  • VCTF will not fund organizations that discriminate against certain groups or individuals in the delivery of programs and service on the basis of race, religion, national origin, gender, age, sexual orientation or disability.

This page was last reviewed April 02, 2020 and last updated April 02, 2020