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 will be 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.
Below is a list of organizations that have received donations from the Community Fund:
|Capstone Community Action||Johnson Historical Society||Boy Scouts of America|
|Northwoods Stewardship Center||Vermont Energy Education Program||A-H Aluminum Avian Robotics Team #8526|
|Newport Elks Lodge #2155||Brighton Community Forum||Vermont Council on Rural Development|
|Lamoille County Sugar Makers Association||Lowell Barn Pitch||First Universalist Parish of Derby Line|
|Irasburg Village School||Vermont Energy and Climate Network||Newport Wireless|
|Bakersfield Volunteer Fire Department||Jay Land Trust Community Resource Centre||Glover Energy Committee|
|Bakersfield Fire Department||Franklin County Caring Communities||Northern VT University Veterans Summit|
|Joshua House||South Hero Library||Jericho Elementary School|
|Northeast Kingdom Collaborative||Vermont Energy Education Program||Albany Community Trust|
|Memphremagog Watershed Association||Birds of Vermont Museum||North Country Hospital|
|Alburgh Volunteer Fire Department|