The Vermont Community Action Teams (CATs) offer general support grants within the guidelines and funding provided by the Ben & Jerry’s Foundation. Every month, the CATs make small grants, generally under $2,000, to local, community-based Vermont non-profit organizations.
As a response to the COVID-19 crisis, the Community Action Teams are focusing our funding priorities to address immediate community needs as they relate to this crisis; access to housing, food, health care, elder and child care, and focusing on the most vulnerable populations with the greatest need.
The Vermont Economic Justice Grant Program supports Vermont-based organizations helping to alleviate the impacts of poverty and work toward social, environmental and economic justice in the state of Vermont. The Vermont Economic Justice Grant program will be accepting applications through the end of June, 2020.
The Ben & Jerry's Foundation Grassroots Organizing for Social Change Program offers competitive grants to non-profit, grassroots community organizing groups throughout the United States and Vermont. We fund organizations working to bring about progressive social change by addressing the underlying conditions of societal and environmental problems through constituent-led organizing and activist strategies.