On December 28, 2020, at the direction of Burlington-based donors, the Gay & Lesbian Fund of Vermont donated $100,000.00 to the Vermont Women’s Fund. The Vermont Women’s Fund, a Supporting Organization of the Vermont Community Foundation, is committed to supporting the advancement, self-sufficiency, and economic and social equality of Vermont women and girls. The Women’s Fund makes grants to promote ideas and support programs which focus on the needs of women and girls in this state, and to increase public awareness of these needs.
In addition, the Vermont Women’s Fund encourages women to think of themselves as philanthropists, helping them to realize that they can make a real difference in their communities through charitable giving.
Meg Smith, Director of the Women’s Fund, wrote, “We are overwhelmed with the generosity of the donors – thank you!” She closed with, “We are deeply grateful for all you do for Vermont,” a sentiment we extend right back to The Women’s Fund!