Greensboro Association grants are made possible by the generosity of our membership in support of this community we all love and to ensure its vitality for generations to come. Funded by annual gifts and endowment funds from the Fund for Greensboro, the Grants Program provides support to a variety of community organizations and initiatives that reflect the GA’s mission and goals.

Grant applications are due by June 1 of each year and awarded the subsequent August.

The 2023 Grants Application

2023 Grant Application.

Grant Eligibility Requirements:

Eligible applicants include 501(c)3 organizations, municipal committees, and companies or individuals with a demonstrated commitment to serving the greater Greensboro community.  Ad-hoc community group applications will be considered with fiscal sponsorship from a 501(c)3 or municipality.  All applicants must have a valid bank account and be in good standing with both the Greensboro Association and the IRS.

In support of this mission, the GA’s Grants Committee encourages grant requests in two basic categories:

(1) Specific initiatives or project grants.  Applicants in this category should demonstrate the reason for, design of, and potential benefits to the greater Greensboro community resulting from the initiative or project.

(2) Regular, annual, or operating expenses for valuable ongoing services to the greater Greensboro community.  Applicants in this category should provide an encapsulated description of the overall nature of the ongoing services at the time of application, and provide an explanation of how these services are funded.

In addition to its annual grants, the Greensboro Association provides annual allocations to support and maintain the following public resources and essential services: the Caspian Lake Public Beach, the Greensboro Cross-Country Ski Trails, the Greensboro Free Library, the Greensboro Fire Department, and the Hardwick Rescue Squad.

For special inquiries beyond our annual grants program, please contact committee members at [email protected]

GA Grants Committee Members

2023: Karen Gowen (co-chair), Naomi Ranz-Schleifer (co-chair), Anthony Acheson, Debbie Kasper, Mike Metcalf, Mary Meyer, Tim Nisbet.

Previous grant recipients:

  • Bend Revitalization Initiative
  • Center for an Agricultural Economy
  • Craftsbury Community Care Center
  • Craftsbury Saplings
  • Four Seasons of Early Learning
  • Greensboro Community Garden
  • Greensboro Fire Department
  • Greensboro Free Library
  • Greensboro Historical Society
  • Greensboro Nursing Home
  • Greensboro Swim Program
  • Hardwick Area Food Pantry
  • Hardwick Rescue Squad
  • Modern Times Theater
  • Rural Arts Collaborative
  • Vermont Learning Support Initiative
  • Wheelock Mountain Farm