The VEC Community Fund is a program adopted by the VEC Board of Directors that is intended to strengthen the community by supporting organizations that promote community development and economic security. The concept underscores a basic cooperative principle of neighbor helping neighbor.
Members can participate by:
- Rounding up their electric bills to the next highest dollar
- Making a one-time donation
- Donating their returned Patronage Capital.
Funds are allocated on a quarterly basis. Focus areas are:
- Economic Security
- Energy Education
- Emergency/Disaster Relief
- Community Development
Eligible recipients are nonprofit tax-exempt organizations and/or public schools. Individuals are not eligible, but funds may pass through eligible organizations to support individual needs.
VEC accepts applications on a rolling basis, and the VEC Allocation Committee reviews applications quarterly.
Organizations interested in being considered for a grant should complete and submit an on-line application by the close of business on the following dates: December 31, March 31, June 30, and September 30.
Grant Recipients 2020 (to date):
Alburgh Family Clubhouse
Green Mountain Farm to School
Hinesburg Resource Center
Johnson Food Shelf
Northeast Kingdom Human Services
Northwoods Stewardship Center