The Vermont Community Action Teams (CATs) offer general or project support within the broad guidelines and funding provided by the Ben & Jerry’s Foundation. Every month, the CATs make small grants, generally under $2,000, to various local, community-based Vermont non-profit programs. In addition to making small grants, the CATs plan community service projects for all employees at their sites.
As a response to the COVID-19 crisis, we are focusing our funding priorities to address the immediate community needs as they relate to this crises; access to housing, food, health care, elder and child care, and focusing on populations with the greatest need.
Grant requests must be from local, community-based, Vermont non-profit, 501(c)(3) organizations, or organizations that have a fiscal agent with 501(c)(3) status, schools or municipalities located in Vermont.
Areas not funded:
Applications may be submitted online through our grants management system at any time, and are reviewed on a monthly basis. For information on using our online system, please click here for a tutorial.
Friends of Missisquoi National Wildlife Refuge is a grassroots nonprofit organization consisting of private citizens who provide volunteer and financial support to Missisquoi National Wildlife Refuge.Read Their Story