When we think about a thriving economy in Vermont, we envision vibrant communities where people are employed in meaningful, good paying jobs; healthy farms and forests that preserve our working landscape; and innovative new technologies being nurtured into next-generation businesses.
From a fourth generation dairy farm in Weybridge to a renewable energy demonstration project in Montgomery, we are engaging deeply with the people and businesses who are working toward that vision every day. Businesses like WheelPad, a manufacturing company making accessible housing for people recovering from illness or injury; Food Connects, an organization helping to bring the vision of a regional food system into reality; and Sawyer Made, a second-generation fine woodworking business keeping craft and tradition alive in Vermont. And we’ve been doing that for more than 25 years.
From our vantage point between business and government, we are in a unique position to understand the shared values that drive our economy forward and ask, “What’s missing?”
That’s why we started the VSJF Discovery Fund, an unrestricted fund that creates time and space for the next, new systems-level ideas to emerge. Grant funded work–which is our main source of funding as a nonprofit–is highly restricted and requires certainty. But the one constant is change and in these dynamic times, it’s moving faster than ever.
Your tax-deductible donation to the VSJF Discovery Fund is an investment in the future of Vermont and the people who are working everyday to ensure a robust, diverse, and sustainable economy for generations to come.
If you prefer to donate offline, please mail a check to:
Vermont Sustainable Jobs Fund/Donation
3 Pitkin Court, Suite 301E
Montpelier, VT 05602
The Vermont Sustainable Jobs Fund (EIN 03-0349736) is a nonprofit, educational organization with 501(c)(3) status.