On February 3, 2021

A new round of funding is now available through March via the Spark Connecting Community grant program

Funding is now available for organizations and projects across the state of Vermont through the Spark Connecting Community competitive grant program at the Vermont Community Foundation. Spark supports projects that nurture community and build social capital. The program prioritizes community resilience and strength, increased civic engagement, and collaboration among organizations.

The first round of 2021 Spark grant funding will prioritize applications whose efforts:

Demonstrate creative strategies for keeping people engaged and connected to each other and their communities while maintaining physical distance as appropriate;

Propose thoughtful strategies to educate communities on topics of racial equity and justice; and/or

Facilitate local conversations on topics of diverse and welcoming communities.

Spark awards grants of $500-$3,000. First-time grantwriters are encouraged to apply. Applications will be accepted through 5 p.m. on Monday, March 29, 2021.

Visit vermontcf.org/spark to learn more and apply.

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