Burlington Foundation grants to a wide range of charitable organizations. Grants are made in two basic ways: through the wishes of our fundholders, and through our Community Fund Granting Program.

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

Our next annual call for grants for our Community Fund Granting Program is Fall 2019. 

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

If you’d like an overview of our granting program, please see further on this page.

Burlington Foundation Community Fund Granting Program 

Community Fund Granting Program highlights:

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

Our program has a very successful two-category structure, with agencies applying for either a Seed Grant OR a Grow Grant. Selected recipients will receive a Seed Grant of up to $2,000 or a Grow Grant from $5,000 – $15,000 (ranges tbd annually).

Click here to see a list of 2018-2019 successful grant recipients.

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

Each year we ask charitable organizations to apply to our Community Fund Call for Grants. We’ll be sharing 2019-20 program information/applications at an upcoming time this year. If you have any specific questions, please contact Leena Sharma Seth.

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

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