Burlington Foundation Community Fund Granting Program 

2019-20 Call for Grants Selections:

Thank you to all agencies who submitted Seed and Grow Grant applications for the 2019-20 Call. All Seed and Grow Grants have been awarded and applicants were notified of decisions.

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.

With Burlington Foundation’s Vital Signs ® report in mind, our 2019-20 Community Fund Granting Program focused on areas of need and field of interest funds’ priorities outlined below:

  • Mental Health & Wellness, with a focus on youth/young adults and/or seniors
  • Poverty Reduction, including food security
  • Environment & Sustainability
  • Sports & Recreation, with a focus on supporting vulnerable youth
  • Performing Arts, with a focus on supporting vulnerable youth

The total granting envelope for the 2019-20 year for Burlington Foundation’s Community Fund Granting Program was $95,000.

For 2019-20, we continued our very successful two-category program structure, with agencies applying for either a Seed Grant or a Grow Grant. Selected recipients have received a Seed Grant of up to $2,000 or a Grow Grant with a grant range of $4,000 to $10,000.

Click here for our most recent grant program overview from 2019-20

Seed Grant Application 2019-20

Grow Grant Application 2019-20


Click here to see a list of the 2019-20 successful grant recipients.

To read our full Vital Signs® report click here.

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

Burlington Foundation grants to a wide range of charitable organizations. Grants are made in several ways: through the wishes of our fundholders, through our Burlington Community Fund Granting Program, or through special purpose grant calls from time to time.

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

To learn more about our Call for Grants, please see further information on this page.

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

Questions on our granting program? Please email us at info@burlingtonfoundation.org.

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