This is the list of 43 recipients of awards during December 2012 though the Gay & Lesbian Fund of VT. The starred non-profits were first-time recipients of support from the Fund.
We’ve also already got another 34 awards lined up for January, not even in this list. We appreciate those of you who have chosen to donate to your cause through the Gay & Lesbian Fund. These donations has made a positive statement about the charity of the LGBTQA community in Vermont.
Please take a moment to learn about making a donation through our fund, if you have not done so in the past.
- Addison County Community Action
- Addison County Humane Society
- United Way of Addison County
- Alachua Conservation Trust (Gainesville, Florida)
- Amnesty International
- *Boys & Girls Club of Brattleboro
- *Camp Exclamation Point
- Chandler Center for the Arts (directed to Chandler Pride)
- Children’s Equitation Center
- United Way of Chittenden County
- Chittenden Emergency Food Shelf
- Committee on Temporary Shelter (COTS)
- *Grameen Foundation
- Green Mountain Club
- Green Mountain Habitat for Humanity
- *Green Mountain Mahler Festival
- Heifer International
- Institute for Sustainable Communities
- International Rescue Committee
- John W. Graham Emergency Shelter
- Kimball Library
- Lake Champlain Committee
- Planned Parenthood (National)
- *Polaris Project
- Public Assets Institute
- Save the Manatee Club
- Share Heat Program
- Southern Poverty Law Center
- Triangle AIDS Network
- Vermont Access to Reproductive Freedom
- Vermont Bar Foundation
- Vermont Coalition of Clinics for the Uninsured (Open Door Clinic in Middlebury; Rutland Free Clinic)
- Vermont Disaster Relief Fund
- Vermont Foodbank
- Vermont Freedom to Marry Task Force
- Vermont Land Trust
- Vermont Public Radio
- Vermont Public Television
- Vermont Works for Women
- *Vermont Youth Conservation Corps
- Voices for Vermont Children
- Warmth Project
Despite the temperance of the recent winter, many of our less fortunate neighbors throughout Vermont struggled to pay their winter energy bills. The current period of prolonged unemployment and sluggishness in the economy, coupled with the staggering devastation of Tropical Storm Irene, made the need for heating assistance enormous. Our thanks to the many donors to the Gay & Lesbian Fund of Vermont who chose to support the WARMTH and CV Shareheat programs this past winter.
Women Helping Battered Women has been a frequent designee of donors to the Gay & Lesbian Fund of Vermont. Our donors enormously apprecite WHBW’s commitment to ensuring equal access to services for all individuals who have experienced domestic violence.
Remember, if you are in need of help, you can call WHBW’s Domestic Violence Emergency Hotline any time at 802-658-1996 or 800-ABUSE95
Another local nonprofit receiving multiple designations from donors to the Gay & Lesbian Fund of Vermont in recent months is Vermont Works For Women, which teaches job skills to girls and women so that they may ultimately change their lives through economic independence. Our donors share Vermont Works for Women’s belief in the potential of girls and women and applaude that the agency acts on this belief in ways that allow their clients to constructively pursue their dreams.
The Vermont Haiti Project is committed to sustainability and capacity-building through one-on-one contact between its volunteers and the people of Haiti. Donors to the Gay & Lesbian Fund requested that their dollars be applied as needed to support the Project’s development of a vocational training center, children’s orphanage and school, and a water filtration project benefiting the people of Haiti.
All of us at the Gay & Lesbian Fund of Vermont are proud to pass along funding provided by our donors to the Vermont Children’s Trust Foundation, which works to prevent the physical and emotional abuse, substance abuse, school failure and violence that undermines and threatens the future of Vermont’s children.
The work of the United Way has once again been singled out for support by donors to the Gay & Lesbian Fund of Vermont. Our donors expressed appreciation for the United Ways’ commitment to inclusiveness, and sent thanks for mobilizing the community to improve lives and for helping heighten awareness of the connectivity and interdependence of all Vermonters.
Re-using reusable items — it’s amazing how self-evident that sounds. Donors to the Gay & Lesbian Fund of Vermont recently used their designation of a generous gift to to ReSource, the Burlington-based nonprofit formerly known as ReCycle North, for inspiring community commitment to being more self-reliant and protecting our incredible environment.
The folks at the Green Mountain Club are dedicated to establishing and sustaining a connection between Vermont’s people and the mountains that have come to define our state. Donors have passed donations to the Club through the Gay & Lesbian Fund of Vermont in consecutive months, demonstrating our community’s shared love for these mountains and respect and concern for the people who spend their lives among them.