Granting through the wishes of fundholders

Giving brilliantly means helping our fundholders grant their wishes annually based on their fund’s purpose.

If you have a funding need that may fit with a fund purpose, please contact us to discuss.

Granting through our community fund

We are now holding our annual call for grants for our Community Fund Granting Program. See below on this page for more information on our 2018-19 call for grants.

If you’d like to learn more on our Community Fund click button below.

Burlington Foundation Community Fund Granting Program 2018-19 Call for Grants is Now Open

Our 2018-19 Community Fund Granting Program is now accepting applications!


Click here to read or download important program overview

Click here to download the Seed Grant application

Click here to download the Grow Grant application


Submission deadlines:

Seed Grant applications due Friday, Nov. 30, 2018, 5 pm

Grow Grant applications due Friday, Dec. 7, 2018, 5 pm

Our Burlington Foundation Community Fund Granting program is based on our mission to support charitable organizations who demonstrate their ability to help those most vulnerable in our community, promote greater collaboration and partnerships within the Burlington community, and showcase our collective impact through personal storytelling.

The Burlington Foundation’s annual Board of Directors directed Community Fund Granting Program focuses on the following Vital Signs ® 2017-18 and field of interest identified priorities:

  • Mental Health & Wellness
  • Income & Poverty
  • Newcomers & Social Inclusion
  • Environment and Sustainability
  • Seniors
  • Youth & Young Adults including: Youth & Performing Arts, Youth Mental Health, Youth Employment Supports, Youth General

The total granting envelope this year for Burlington Foundation’s Community and field of interest Funds is $80,000.

For 2018-19, we will continue with our very successful two-category program. Agencies may apply for one grant in this cycle – a Seed Grant OR a Grow Grant. Selected recipients will receive a Seed Grant of up to $2,000 or a Grow Grant from $10,000 – $15,000.


Click here to see a list of last year’s 2017-2018 successful grant recipients.

To read our full Vital Signs® 2017-18 report click here.

Past recipient and like to download our grant report form? Click here

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