Greensboro Community Non-profit Organizations
These non-profits are recognized as established, general interest organizations in the Greensboro community. The Greensboro Association has no knowledge of their financial condition other than they need your support to continue to serve you and our community at large. Please contact them for more information and be generous in your giving of time and money. We regret if we have omitted any organizations from this list. Please let us know if you would like to be included next year. Thank you!
THE FUND FOR GREENSBORO is a new community resource dedicated to supporting social, educational, cultural, recreational, human service and environmental initiatives in Greensboro and the surrounding region. The Fund is supported by gifts from individuals who wish to contribute to the vitality of the Greensboro community for generations to come. The goal is to build an endowment from which grants may be made to diverse organizations throughout the year. https://www.greensboroassociation.org/fund-for-greensboro/
AWARE (Aid to Women, Men, and Children in Abuse and Rape Emergencies) provides free and confidential services to victims of domestic and sexual violence 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Services include a crisis hotline, safe housing, transportation, emergency financial aid and emergency provisions such as household goods, food, toiletries, telephone cards and gas vouchers. Legal assistance and advocacy is offered in obtaining relief from abuse orders, divorce, parentage actions, child support and criminal court cases. Support groups and prevention workshops are offered to children and adults throughout the community including the local schools. P.O. Box 307, Hardwick, VT 05843. http://www.awarevt.org
CASPIAN MONDAY MUSIC presents a summer season of intimate musical performances in the classical and modern repertoire. http://www.caspianmondaymusic.org/index.php
The CENTER FOR AN AGRICULTURAL ECONOMY operating in Hardwick and surrounding communities is a Vermont regional food hub whose purpose is to ensure that consumers have access to healthy, secure, and affordable locally-grown food, and farmers and agricultural entrepreneurs have reliable and efficient access to local and regional markets. The Center works to fill gaps identified in the regional food system and makes community connections so that food pantries, schools, restaurants, and social service agencies are able to count on a year-round supply of local food. P.O. Box 451 41 South Main Street, Hardwick, Vermont 05843 http://www.hardwickagriculture.org
CIRCUS SMIRKUS is an international youth circus that performs around New England in the summer (beginning and ending in Greensboro), conducts a summer residential Circus Camp in Craftsbury for children. Donations can be earmarked to the camp, to scholarships for local children, to the Performance troup or to other activities. It’s a WOW! Circus Road, Greensboro, VT 05841 http://smirkus.org/
COPLEY HOSPITAL provides high-quality, personalized, state-of-the-art care for the Greensboro area. A not-for-profit community hospital, Copley provides nearly $1 million in chariitable care annually. Copley is also one of the area’s largest employers. It has been named a Top 100 Critical Access Hospital for three years in a row and has been recognized as one of the Top 50 Hospitals in New England based on patient satisfaction. Copley offers 24-hour emergency services, a family-friendly Birthing Center, and excellent inpatient and outpatient care with more than 60 specialists, including Cardiology, General Surgery, Obstetrics/Gynecoloty, Orthopaecics, Rehabilitation Services, and Urology. Visit copleyvt.org or call 802-888-8888 for more information.
The CRAFTSBURY CHAMBER PLAYERS is an ensemble of nationally acclaimed musicians who present a summer series of Chamber Music Concerts in Burlington and Hardwick and free mini concerts for children in Greensboro, Hardwick, Craftsbury, and Burlington. P.O. Box 37, Craftsbury, VT 05826. http://www.craftsburychamberplayers.org/
The CRAFTSBURY COMMUNITY CARE CENTER is a modern, residential care facility serving elders. Residents enjoy spacious private units with full bath, emergency call system, and a patio or a porch. Nutritious meals are served in a sunny commons, three times a day. The Center also provides housekeeping and laundry services, assistance with personal care and medications (if requested), nursing overview and 24 hour supervision. 1784 East Craftsbury Road, Craftsbury, VT 05826. http://www.craftsburycommunitycarecenter.org
The CRAFTSBURY OUTDOOR CENTER maintains the XCC ski network in the area, including the Highland Lodge trails. The mission of the Craftsbury Outdoor Center is to support and promote participation and excellence in lifelong sports with a special focus on rowing, nordic skiing, and running, to use and teach sustainable practices; and to protect and manage the surrounding land, lake and trails. 535 Lost Nation Rd., Craftsbury Common, VT 05827 http://www.craftsbury.com
THE FOUR SEASONS OF EARLY LEARNING is dedicated to providing our community with high quality educational preschool and child care programs. The Four Seasons is licensed by the State and accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children. It serves children 6 weeks to 6 years of age. It is open Monday-Friday 7:00 AM to 5:30 PM except for major holidays. Breakfast, hot lunch, and a healthy snack are provided. Play is the guiding principle for all learning with special emphasis on Literacy, Numeracy, Creative Expression, Science, Social Studies, Physical Development, and Social and Emotional Development. P.O. Box 65, Greensboro Bend, VT 05842. http://www.4seasonsofearlylearning.org
The GREENSBORO ARTS ALLIANCE AND RESIDENCY presents a full program of concerts, readings, staged performances and literary readings each summer. It brings reputable performing artists in all fields (playwrighting, musical composition, choreography, authors reading text from poems and novels, singers, dancers, and performance artists) to Greensboro to perfect their work and to interact with Greensboro citizen-artists and other Vermont non-profit organizations to the benefit of all. P.O. Box 304 Greensboro, Vermont 05841 http://www.greensboroartsalliance.com/
The GREENSBORO FREE LIBRARY is a community-supported library that offers library services and programs for people of all ages. 53 Wilson Street, Greensboro, VT 05841. http://www.greensborofreelibrary.org
The GREENSBORO HISTORICAL SOCIETY presents an exhibit each summer and programs throughout the year that highlight specific aspects of life in Greensboro, the people who have come before us and the stories of how they dealt with the challenges of life. The rich variety of articles in the Hazen Road Dispatch each year provide a written record of personal memories, family stories, and researched history that provide a better understanding of the role of Greensboro in the larger world. We have worked collaboratively with the Lakeview Elementary School and with Greensboro Wonder & Wisdom. P.O. Box 151, Greensboro, VT 05841. http://www.greensborohistoricalsociety.org
The GREENSBORO LAND TRUST accepts or purchases land conservation easements at the request of landowners with the aim of helping to preserve the natural places, productive farms and forests, historic sites, recreation areas and scenic beauty that make up the rural character of Greensboro. We sponsor nature walks, workshops and speakers, maintain trails, and publish an annual newsletter. We share stewardship of Long Pond with The Nature Conservancy of Vermont and cooperate with the Vermont Land Trust. P.O. Box 135, Greensboro, VT 05841 http://www.greensborolandtrust.org
The GREENSBORO NURSING HOME is a 28-bed, full-spectrum facility offering a 1:7 staff to patient ratio, skilled nursing assessment, wound care, IV therapy, respiratory and feeding tube services, physical, occupational, and speech therapies, rehabilitation and preparation for discharge (including the family), day care or full custodial care, and a range of services to address psychological problems including memory loss. For us, the key word is “home.” We strive to help residents be as independent as possible. 47 Maggie’s Pond Road, Greensboro, VT 05841 http://www.greensboronursinghome.org
The GREENSBORO UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST welcomes all to worship on Sunday mornings at 10:00. Childcare/Sunday School is provided. The Church hosts a lecture series in the summer and offers a variety of study groups open to the community throughout the year. FELLOWSHIP HALL is home for many community gatherings. P.O. Box 176, Greensboro, VT 05841 http://www.guccvt.org
GRACE (Grass Roots Art and Community Effort) brings weekly art making workshops to the places where people live and work: nursing homes, mental health centers, senior meal sites, adult day centers, and artists’ homes. GRACE workshop facilitators travel throughout Northern Vermont, conducting over 500 workshops annually. During any year, hundreds of individuals participate in GRACE workshops; most are from farming and working class backgrounds; many are unemployed or retired. Based in the Old Firehouse in Hardwick, we serve Greensboro in a variety of contexts including the Greensboro Nursing Home. P.O. Box 960, Hardwick, VT 05843. http://www.graceart.org/index4new.html
The HARDWICK AREA COMMUNITY COALITION (HACC)’s vision is a health conscious community with a healthy self-image that improves the quality of life for our citizens and provides a prosperous arena for businesses. To realize this vision, HACC’s mission is to reduce alcohol, tobacco, and drug use by changing the norms within our communities and delaying the onset of first use of the substances by our youth. P.O. Box 446, Hardwick, VT 05843 http://haccprevention.com
The purpose of the HARDWICK AREA FOOD PANTRY is to counter the effect of poverty in our towns by providing food, referrals, community volunteer jobs, Christmas toys and holiday baskets to individuals and families. We provide emergency food for residents who meet OEO definitions of poverty in Hardwick, East Hardwick, Greensboro, Greensboro Bend, Craftsbury, Craftsbury Common, Stannard, Walden, South Walden, and Wheelock. Our Director supervises community service volunteers from the local high school, probationers for the Department of Correction, and volunteers from the community. The Food Pantry is located in the building next to St. John the Baptist Episcopal Church. West Church Street, Hardwick, VT 05843. [email protected] Donations can also be made to the Vermont Foodbank http://www.vtfoodbank.org and dedicated to any particular pantry, such as the Hardwick Area Food Pantry.
THE HARDWICK RESCUE SQUAD provides emergency medical care for seven towns and transportation to four different hospitals. Staffed primarily by volunteers, the Squad currently has in addition two part-time members. A crew of three is on schedule all hours of the day. Should a second call come in when the on-call crew is out, a call goes out to the membership for a backup crew. The Squad has two fully equipped ambulances that are housed centrally in Hardwick. In 2017, Hardwick Rescue celebrated its 50th year anniversary. The call volume has averaged 500 calls annually over the past five years. HRS is dispatched by the Lamoille Sherriff’s Department by calling 911. It is extremely helpful to have your residence well marked with one of the 911 signs provided through the Greensboro Fire Department. Hardwick Rescue Squad, PO Box 837, Hardwick, VT 05843.
HEARTBEET LIFESHARING, a Camphill Community is a vibrant community that includes adults with developmental disabilities and interweaves the social and agricultural realms for the healing and renewing of our society and the earth. Community members live and work together, in beautiful extended family households, forming a mutually supportive environment that enables each individual to discover and develop his or her unique abilities and potential. 218 Town Farm Road, Hardwick, VT 05843. http://www.heartbeet.org/index.php
NORTHERN COUNTIES HEALTH CENTERS (includes Hardwick Area Health Center) provides a substantial amount of free or reduced-fee care to uninsured, poor families in the region (not just in Hardwick). We offer to the whole community a number of low cost screening clinics and wellness programs throughout the year. We also have a dental clinic in Hardwick. 165 Sherman Drive, P.O. Box 388, St. Johnsbury, VT 05819. Please designate gifts for the Hardwick Area Health Center. http://www.nchcvt.org
ST. MICHAEL’S CATHOLIC CHURCH has services on Sundays at 11:00. Check for time of services during deer season. Greensboro Bend, VT 05842.
SUMMER MUSIC FROM GREENSBORO provides first-rate, live, classical music experiences in Greensboro in July and August. Performers have included guest artists of the caliber and renown of Jaime Laredo. The SMG Chamber Orchestra is of consistently high quality as are other guest soloists. Performances are in the Sanctuary of the Greensboro Church. P.O. Box 223, Greensboro, VT 05841. http://www.summermusicfromgreensboro.net
UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, 827 Main Street, Greensboro Bend, VT 05842. Services on Sundays at 10:00 AM.
The VERMONT ART HOUSE is a non-profit community art center located in Craftsbury Vt. The purpose is to cultivate the creative interests of youth and adults through hands-on arts activities in the Northeast Kingdom on VT while supporting the local creative community. http://www.vermontarthouse.org/
The VERMONT FARM FUND provides quick turnaround funding to farms and food producers throughout the state who might not have qualified for conventional money. Inspired by the outpouring of support Pete’s Greens received after the farm’s barn burned to the ground in January 2012, the VFF is a true revolving loan fund – as the community of recipients pays back their loans, funds are replenished for the next cycle of borrowers. Vermont Farm Fund c/o Center for an Agricultural Economy, P.O. Box 422140, Junction Road, Hardwick, VT 05843 http://www.vermontfarmfund.org/
VERMONT LEARNING-SUPPORT INITIATIVE, founded in 2016, advocates for and supports teens with learning and attention issues who aspire to college. Of the one in five Vermont students who learn differently, many dream of obtaining a college degree. In local film outreach events and parent-engagement programs VLSI has organized, participants often speak of difficult educational journeys, of the struggles of a child, a spouse, a sibling. VLSI, working with partners in the NEK and statewide, is dedicated to changing these narratives and creating college possibilities for the rising generation. For more: www.vermontlearningsupport.org
WHOLEHEART, INC. connects, convenes, and facilitates authentic conversations and experiential learning opportunities for those exploring their highest human potential. We partner with organizations and individuals to build vibrant lives in solitude and community. We intentionally create safe and curious space and provide accessible tools to support and strengthen individual resilience and cultivate positive, organizational culture in these challenging times. We envision a world with a global operating system based on love. Our work begins at home in Greensboro. We also offer life-affirming professional development programs for educators and childcare providers. www.wholeheartinc.org
WONDERARTS As the combined organization of Wonder & Wisdom and The Art House, WonderArts programs nurture strong bodies, curious minds, and open hearts. Through arts, music, and nature-based learning activities, children discover who they are individually and in community. WonderArts also offers elder and adult enrichment programs. Our mission is to cultivate lifelong learning and exploration to enrich our community, schools, and economy through creativity, conversation, and collaboration. We maintain a spacious indoor program facility at the Greensboro United Church and a beautiful two-acre community greenspace in Craftsbury Village. We offer programming in Albany, Craftsbury, Glover, Greensboro, Hardwick, & Wolcott and are continuing to expand our offerings throughout northeastern Vermont. Find out more at wonderartsvt.org