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 Burlington 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 2020-21 Call for Grants for our Community Fund will be in Fall 2020.
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.
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 now been awarded and applicants have been 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 ® 2017-18 report in mind, our 2019-20 Community Fund Granting Program has 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 this 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 to see a list of the 2019-2020 successful grant recipients.