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 2019-20 Call for Grant submissions for our Burlington Community Fund Granting Program is now CLOSED.

Submission deadline was  5 p.m. Friday, November 8, 2019

To learn more about this year’s 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 

Call for Grant submissions is NOW CLOSED.

Submission deadline for all applications was 5 p.m. Friday, November 8, 2019

Call for Grants Selections:

Thank you to all agencies who submitted Seed and Grow Grant applications.

With respect to Seed Grant applications, we are currently reviewing all requests and will be notifying agencies of their status during the week of November 25, 2019. Grant gifts will be disbursed by mid-December.

With respect to Grow Grant applications, the review process is considerably more robust, therefore we will be notifying agencies of the status of their applications in late January 2020.  Grant gifts will be disbursed by mid-February 2020.

If you applied before the deadline end and did not receive a response email confirming we received your application, please email lheron@burlingtonfoundation.org.

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 will focus 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 is $95,000.

For 2019-20, we’ve continued our very successful two-category program 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 with a grant range of $7,000 to $15,000.

Please note: agencies are not eligible to receive both a Seed Grant and a Grow Grant.

Click here for important grant program overview

Seed Grant Application

Grow Grant Application


Click here to see a list of 2018-2019 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

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

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