Funding for the Vermont Sustainable Jobs Fund comes from a variety of state, federal, private foundation, and corporate sources.

Diversity in our funding mix is core to the sustainability of our organization and we are always interested in exploring new Vermont sustainable economic development funding partnerships. Funders seek our partnership to advance our shared goals for accelerating Vermont’s agriculture and food system, forest product, waste management, renewable energy, and environmental technology sectors.

The Vermont Sustainable Jobs Fund is not a state agency, but rather a nimble and adaptive 501(c)3 nonprofit organization with strong ties to state government. We are able to leverage our comprehensive networks of individuals and organizations in any of our designated economic sectors to strengthen connectivity, alignment, and action that lead to the sustainable development of our economy. Our networks include:

  • Policy-makers
  • Government agencies
  • Private sector businesses
  • Nonprofit advocacy, program and technical assistance organizations
  • Trade associations
  • Research and educational institutions
  • Funders, lenders and investors
  • Grassroots volunteers

Vermont Sustainable Jobs Fund current funders:

Our success in providing network development, business assistance, strategic planning, and value chain facilitation helps our funders achieve their goals more effectively.

State of Vermont

  • State of Vermont – General Fund (via the Agency of Commerce & Community Development)
  • Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food, and Markets
  • Vermont Training Program (Vermont Department of Economic Development)
  • Vermont Working Lands Enterprise Fund

Federal agencies

  • Northern Border Regional Commission
  • US Economic Development Administration

Corporate/Organizational contributors

Individual contributors

Private foundations

  • Anonymous (1)
  • Angell Foundation
  • Canaday Family Charitable Trust
  • Claneil Foundation
  • High Meadow Fund
  • Holborn Foundation
  • John Merck Fund
  • Henry P. Kendall Foundation
  • Merchants Bank Foundation
  • Sandy River Charitable Trust
  • Vermont Community Foundation
  • Windham Foundation

Get in Touch

Contact Ellen Kahler
Executive Director

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