2016 Grants

2016 Grants List

Permanent Fund for Vermont’s Children, Inc.
Middlebury, VT
$150,000 in continued support for Vermont Birth to Three and Vermont Community Preschool Collaborative, now known collectively as Vermont Birth to Five, a public-private initiative to establish quality universal pre-K education in the state of Vermont.

$50,000 to advance implementation of Act 166 and support quality improvements, covering project-related grants and technical assistance for 21 communities implementing universal pre-K education in the state of Vermont. (Total support of $550,000 2014-2016)

Subtotal Education: $200,000

Percentage of Total: 17%


Donated Land and Easement Grant Program
Great Works Regional Land Trust
f/b/o Mt. Agamenticus to the Sea Conservation Initiative
York, ME
$100,000 for a due-diligence/transaction fund in support of a larger campaign to protect an additional 1,500 acres in the group’s six-town focal area by 2018.

The Nature Conservancy
Western Massachusetts
$20,000 to support the Berkshire Wildlife Linkage Partnership due diligence fund.  This project is part of a larger effort to support conservation of key linkages in the 2.4-million-acre wildlife corridor connecting the northern and central Appalachian Mountains.

Innovation Grant Program
Columbia Land Conservancy
f/b/o  Berkshire-Taconic Regional Conservation Partnership
Connecticut, Massachusetts, New York, Vermont
$20,000 to support the planning efforts of 16 regional partners to develop a coordinated plan for land conservation for a combined 3.8 million-acre region.

Maine Appalachian Trail Land Trust
Portland, ME
$20,000 in support of the High Peaks Initiative, for the development of printed and electronic map-driven communication tools needed for conservation planning, landowner outreach, and involvement of outdoor recreation organizations in the High Peaks region of Maine.

The Nature Conservancy, Vermont Chapter  
Montpelier, VT
$20,000 in support of the Staying Connected Initiative, to help transportation agencies incorporate wildlife connectivity needs into their planning and road maintenance work.

Schoodic Institute at Acadia National Park
f/b/o Down East Research and Education Network
Winter Harbor, ME
$19,402 in support of a member development initiative targeting town personnel, educators, business owners, and additional government agencies currently underrepresented in the Down East Research and Education Network.

Vermont Land Trust
Montpelier, VT
$20,000 to support the Shutesville Hill Wildlife Corridor Project of the Staying Connected Initiative, to support ecological connection between Vermont’s Green Mountains and the Worcester Range.

Subtotal Environment:  $219,402

Percentage of total: 19%


Community Health Center, Inc.
Middletown, CT
$90,837 in continued support of the development of an e-consult program, to provide access to specialty care for community health center patients in Connecticut and Maine. Phase III funding to be used for evaluation and to establish a sustainable financial base for the e-consult system.

$35,000 to conduct an economic evaluation for eConsults in Maine. (Total support of $535,000 2014-2016)

Family Health Center of Worcester
Worcester, MA
$180,000 in continued support of a pilot project to elevate medical interpreters at the center to the level of access coordinators, enabling them to facilitate access to care through medical interpretation, patient navigation and insurance enrollment assistance. Includes funds to support evaluation and dissemination. (Total support of $325,000 2014-2016)

Thundermist Health Center
Woonsocket, RI
$90,000 in continued support of Thundermist’s Community Health Access Teams (CHATs), to develop a system for improved and expanded care for high-risk patents in Rhode Island, in collaboration with area hospitals and the Rhode Island Quality Institute. (Total support of $390,000 2014-2016)

Subtotal Health: $395,837

Percentage of total: 34%


Big Sister Association of Greater Boston
Boston, MA
$50,000 in support of programming for girls living in Boston public housing developments. (Total support of $350,000 2008-2016)

Newseum Washington, DC $300,000 in continued support for the Bancroft Family Ethics Center at the Newseum. (Total support of $2,068,108 2008-2016)

Subtotal Family Grants: $350,000 Percentage of total: 30%


Associated Grant Makers, Inc.
Boston, MA

Associated Grant Makers, Inc.  f/b/o Boston Education Funders
Boston, MA

Connecticut Council for Philanthropy
Hartford, CT

Grantmakers for Education
Portland, OR

Grantmakers in Health
Washington, DC

Maine Philanthropy Center
Portland, ME

United Way of Greater Portland 
f/b/o Maine Early Childhood Funders

Portland, ME

Subtotal Memberships: $7,050 Percentage of total: 1%

Total Grants, January-December 2016:  $1,172,289

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