funded programs

We invest strategically in Education, Income and Health

We believe It takes collective community actions sustained over time to achieve the outcomes we want. We invest in a foundation of strong, viable programs and mobilize volunteers to address our community’s needs. We also implement strategic initiatives to create systems-level change.

Our funded programs are an important part of the solution. United Way of Northwest Vermont supports many local nonprofits with volunteer resources and grants from our Community Fund. We invest in top-performing local programs with proven results and the greatest potential for success. Investment recommendations are made by our Community Investment Committee – a group of volunteers who review, analyze and evaluate all grant applications. All investments, terms and conditions are approved by our Board of Directors.

Learn more about our funded programs and outcomes in:







Target Outcomes

EDucation –- WE EXPECT all children, youth and young adults to have the opportunity to achieve their potential:
  • Parents have the capacity and resources they need to nurture their young children.
  • Families with young children access childcare and/or early education opportunities that meet their diverse needs.
  • Youth and young adults make constructive use of non-school time by participating in positive recreational activities.
  • All children succeed in school.
INCOME -- WE EXPECT all people to be empowered to meet their basic needs and be financially stable:

  • All people live in affordable housing. 
  • Alternative housing options are available to those who need them. 
  • All people have the skills and support they need to work.
  • All people have access to food and shelter during times of need.


HEALTH -- WE EXPECT all people to have access to the HEALTH services and necessary care for optimal health and well-being: 

  • That all people who cannot pay for services are able to access health care.
  • That all people are free from substance abuse and its consequences.
  • That all people benefit from quality, affordable mental health care when they need it
  • That older adults and people with disabilities who need formal care to support daily living can access appropriate services and resources.
  • That all people live in safe, caring home environments.

Funded Agencies

We proudly fund programs at nonprofit agencies in Chittenden, Franklin and Grand Isle Counties that share goals to achieve the above outcomes:

Age Well
Boys & Girls Club of Burlington
Burlington Children's Space, Inc.
Burlington Parks & Recreation Foundation/Champlain Senior Center 
CarePartners Adult Day Center
Champlain Adaptive Mounted Program
Champlain Community Services, Inc.
Champlain Islanders Developing Essential Resources
Champlain Valley Office of Economic Opportunity
Child Care Resource
Committee On Temporary Shelter
The Community Health Centers of Burlington
Cornerstone Bridges to Life Community Center
Dismas of Vermont, Inc.
The DREAM Program, Inc.
Fairfield Community Center Association
Franklin & Grand Isle 4-H Foundation
Franklin County Home Health Agency
Franklin County Senior Center
Franklin Grand Isle Bookmobile
Franklin Grand Isle Restorative Justice Center
Grand Isle County Mentoring
The Greater Burlington YMCA
Heineberg Senior Center
HomeShare Vermont
Howard Center
KidSafe Collaborative of Chittenden County
King Street Center
Milton Family Community Center
Northwest Technical Center
Northwestern Counseling & Support Services, Inc.
Prevent Child Abuse Vermont
Samaritan House, Inc.
Sara Holbrook Community Center
Spectrum Youth & Family Services
Steps To End Domestic Violence
Turning Point Center of Franklin County
Vermont Works For Women
Visiting Nurse Association of Chittenden and Grand Isle Counties




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