Burlington Foundation Community Fund Granting Program receiving applications Jan. 9, 29

Deadlines Jan. 9 &29

Burlington Foundation’s Community Fund Granting Program addresses key focus areas highlighted through the Vital Signs® report, as well as several field of interest focus areas (including Mental Health & Wellness, Youth & Young Adults, Housing, Environment, Seniors, Poverty, Transportation, Work & Careers, Newcomers & Inclusivity and Performing Arts). The granting envelope for the 2017-18 granting year from Burlington Foundation’s community funds and field of interest funds is $96,000.

Our 2017-18 Community Fund Program includes two categories of grants – seed grants of $2,000 or less, and larger grants between $5,000 – $15,000. See below for more detail.

Seed Grants

The seed grant program is designed to award smaller grants, providing funding for more immediate project needs up to $2,000 through a streamlined application process. 

Click here to download the Seed Grant Application Form

Larger Grants

The larger grant program provides grant awards for initiatives that improve our community through addressing our identified Vital Signs priority needs, promote collaboration, are sustainable, support capacity building and have a lasting community impact. Grants will be awarded at approximately $5,000 – $15,000 per initiative.

Application Deadlines:

Seed Grants: Tuesday, January 9, 2018 at 5:00 pm

Larger Grants: Monday, January 29, 2018 at 5:00 pm

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Written by Marianne Meed Ward

I was inspired to seek public office because I believe, like so many of you, “I can do something about that” on the issues we face. As councilor, my role is to take a stand on what’s best for residents and go to bat for it. Pushback is inevitable from those who don’t have the community’s interests at heart. I will stand with you and for you, to achieve the best interests of our city, without caving to unacceptable compromise in the name of consensus.


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