Oct 30, 2015
With the days getting shorter, temperatures dropping and leaves turning, now is a time for new beginnings, change and contemplation.
For the foundation, the fall season is always busy. It kicks off with our golf tournament and culminates in our much-anticipated annual Masquerade Ball. Beyond events, it is also a time to reflect on how we’re supporting those in our community who need it the most.
Since our inception more than 15 years ago, Burlington Community Foundation has granted $3.18-million to community non-profits and charities. This is an amazing number and something for which we should all be proud.
Understanding the scope and scale of foundation grants over the years also presents an opportunity.
Starting in 2015-16, we’re expanding the scope of our grantmaking program to more directly target projects that are large in impact — requiring $20,000-$30,000 in support — as well as small in funding needs, requiring $1,500 or less.
Successful applicants will have projects focused on one or more areas highlighted in the foundation’s field of interest funds as well as needs associated with our ongoing Vital Signs research findings such as mental health, poverty and youth.
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