Annual grant opportunities.
Lake Champlain Basin Program
Since 1992, the Lake Champlain Basin Program (LCBP) has awarded more than 1,500 grants totaling more than $17.02 million to local organizations to support a variety of pollution prevention, habitat restoration, and other projects that improve the quality of Lake Champlain. In that same time, the LCBP and its partner organizations also have funded numerous projects conducted by universities, consultants, research foundations, nonprofit organizations, and others.
LCBP offers many grant programs throughout the year ranging from $1,000 to $50,000. This is a great site to check if you are an educator or environmental professional seeking to incorporate watershed education, watershed monitoring, or water quality into their work.
For more information: https://www.lcbp.org/about-us/grants-rfps/request-for-proposals-rfps/
Nonprofit Capacity Building Grants from the Vermont Community Fund
In response to the gap in the resources needed to strengthen organizations, particularly those with operating budgets of $500,000 or less, the Vermont Community Foundation has created a small fund to help. The application is designed to be easy to complete and notification is within 6-8 weeks. We welcome applications to support your organization’s planning needs around achieving your mission, through strategic planning, merger conversations, or similar efforts.
Grants will be no more than $5,000 each and will support the cost of consultants for the activities below. These grants are meant to supplement other funding, as we understand that this amount is typically not enough to cover the full cost of providing these services. In the project budget, please show the additional revenue sources to be used for this work, both pending and secured. We welcome the use of these funds as challenge grants to secure the additional funds.
Grant Award: up to $5,000
Eligible Applicants: Grant applications will be accepted from organizations and municipalities that are located in or serve the people of Vermont and address the above purpose. Previous recipients are not prioritized but are encouraged to call to discuss new work. All applicants to programs at the Vermont Community Foundation must meet these guidelines.
Deadline to Apply: Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. Decisions will be made within two months of receiving the application. Grant funds cannot cover activities that have already taken place; please keep the notification timeline in mind as you prepare your application.
For more information: https://www.vermontcf.org/our-impact/programs-and-funds/nonprofit-capacity-building/
Vermont Afterschool Grants
Vermont Afterschool offers multiple grants for education centers/programs and schools, with applications typically due in mid-November. Some grants include: Afterschool & Summer Expanding Access Grants and the Room For Me Grant.
For more information: https://vermontafterschool.org/room/