Each year, the Ben & Jerry’s Foundation offers one multi-year organizational capacity grant to a Vermont-based, statewide non-profit organization that has both a vision and a strategic plan to extend its influence and achieve defined goals. The grant is for a maximum of $30,000 per year, for up to three years, to significantly enhance the capacity of the organization. The organization's goals should resonate with the Foundation’s mission to further social justice, protect the environment or support family farms and local food systems.
The Vermont Farm to School (FTS) Network is a statewide network of advocates, practitioners, and programs that provides leadership, coordination, and advocacy to advance new and existing Farm to School efforts in Vermont classrooms, cafeterias and communities. The Vermont Farm to School Network shares the vision that every Vermont student and school community is engaged in a local food and farm culture that nurtures children’s health, cultivates viable farms, and builds vibrant communities.Read Their Story