Greensboro Community Non-profit Organizations
The below non-profit organizations are recognized as established, general interest providers in the greater-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. This list is not exhaustive, and we regret if we have omitted any organizations. Please contact us if you have any recommended additions/changes. Thank you!
THE FUND FOR GREENSBORO (FFG) is community resource, governed by the Greensboro Association, dedicated to supporting social, educational, cultural, recreational, human service and environmental initiatives in Greensboro and the surrounding region. The FFG is supported by gifts from individuals who wish to contribute to the vitality of the Greensboro community for generations to come. The FFG is building endowment and reserve funds to provide major funding in alignment with the Greensboro Assoiciation’s mission. Funds from the FFG contribute to the GA’s annual and special grants offerings and support lake and environmental protection initiatives. Donations to the FFG are not a substitute for direct contributions to our area’s non-profits. https://www.greensboroassociation.org/ffg/
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
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, based in Greensboro, that performs its “Big Top Tour” around New England in the summer (first and final performances in Greensboro), and offers a summer full of residential Circus Camps for children and residencies for circus educators. Donations can be earmarked to the camp, to scholarships for local children, to the Performance troupe or to other activities as desired. Circus Road, Greensboro, VT 05841 http://smirkus.org/
CLARINA HOWARD NICHOLS CENTER Founded in 1981, the Clarina Howard Nichols Center works to end domestic and sexual violence in Lamoille County. Clarina provides advocacy programs, emergency shelter, support and direct services to survivors of domestic and sexual violence as well as community outreach programs to affect social change. They provide a free and confidential 24-hour hotline 802-888-5256. https://clarina.org/
COPLEY HOSPITAL provides high-quality, personalized, state-of-the-art care for the Greensboro area. A 501(c)3 not-for-profit community hospital, Copley provides nearly $1 million in charitable 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/Gynecology, Orthopaedics, Rehabilitation Services, and Urology. Visit copleyvt.org or call 802-888-8888 for more information.
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/
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. 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
CRAFTSBURY OUTDOOR CENTER (COC) supports and promotes participation and excellence in lifelong sports with a special focus on rowing, nordic skiing, biking, and running; to use and teach sustainable practices; and to protect and manage the surrounding land, lake and trails. The COC maintains many of Greensboro’s cross-country/nordic ski trails, including the Highland Lodge trails. In the summer, the COC offers rowing, biking, and running programs and camps. 535 Lost Nation Rd., Craftsbury Common, VT 05827 http://www.craftsbury.com
CRAFTSBURY SAPLINGS is an accredited early child education center based in East Craftsbury offering programming for children 15 months to 5 years old. It is open Monday-Friday 7:30am to 4:30pm. https://www.craftsburysaplings.org/
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
GREENSBORO FREE LIBRARY (GFL) is a community-supported library that offers library services and programs for people of all ages. GFL is free and open to the public year round. 53 Wilson Street, Greensboro, VT 05841. http://www.greensborofreelibrary.org
GREENSBORO HISTORICAL SOCIETY (GHS) presents a curated 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. GHS publishes the Hazen Road Dispatch, providing 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. P.O. Box 151, Greensboro, VT 05841. http://www.greensborohistoricalsociety.org
GREENSBORO LAND TRUST (GLT) 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. GLT conducted a natural resources inventory of Greensboro and sponsors nature walks, workshops and speakers, maintains trails, and publishes an annual newsletter. GLTshares stewardship of Long Pond with The Nature Conservancy of Vermont and cooperates with the Vermont Land Trust. P.O. Box 135, Greensboro, VT 05841 http://www.greensborolandtrust.org
GREENSBORO NURSING HOME is a 28-bed, full-spectrum facility offering 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. 47 Maggie’s Pond Road, Greensboro, VT 05841 http://www.greensboronursinghome.org
GREENSBORO UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST (GUCC) welcomes all to worship on Sunday mornings at 10:00. Childcare/Sunday School is provided. GUCC hosts a lecture series in the summer and offers a variety of study groups open to the community throughout the year. GUCC’s FELLOWSHIP HALL is home for many community gatherings. P.O. Box 176, Greensboro, VT 05841 http://www.guccvt.org
HARDWICK AREA FOOD PANTRY (HAFP) provides emergency food for residents in Hardwick, East Hardwick, Greensboro, Greensboro Bend, Craftsbury, Craftsbury Common, Stannard, Walden, South Walden, and Wheelock. The HAFP currently maintains 3 locations in Hardwick (39 West Church Street), Craftsbury (7 Church Lane), and Albany (830 Main Street). HAFP works with a diversity of community volunteers and service organizations to provide assistance and critical food access. 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.
HARDWICK RESCUE SQUAD (HRS) provides emergency medical care for seven towns and transportation to four different hospitals. Staffed primarily by volunteers, the Squad currently 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
HIGHLAND CENTER FOR THE ARTS (HCA) offers a year-round schedule of locally and nationally sourced performances, exhibitions, and events serving the residents and artists of Greensboro, the NEK, and beyond. HCA provides opportunities for assembly, artistic expression, entertainment, education, and refreshment in collaboration with other arts organizations and local schools. https://highlandartsvt.org/
LAMOILLE FAMILY CENTER Since 1976, the Lamoille Family Center has encouraged, educated and celebrated families, reaching approximately 4,000 children, youth, parents and caregivers annually. They offer a host of services to families and children from birth to age twenty-four throughout the Lamoille Valley. The Family Ceneter offers early care and education services, home visiting, parent education, playgroups, childcare resource and referral, youth services and emergency assistance. https://www.lamoillefamilycenter.org/
NORTHEAST KINGDOM COMMUNITY ACTION (NEKCA) provides diverse programming and support for individuals engaged with the criminal justice system, crisis youth services, fuel emergency services, housing and shelter assistance, business start up and job services support, food assistance support, and parent-child services (including Headstart). https://www.nekcavt.org/
NEK COUNCIL ON AGING is a dynamic organization that strives to make Northeast Vermont the best place in which to age well with dignity, respect, and independence. For 43 years, the Council has been guided by its vision to be known as a respected partner in the community in developing and delivering quality programs and services to older adults, people with disabilities, and family caregivers. Services include Meals on Wheels, coordination with RCT (Rural Community Transportation), healthcare assistance, and pet care. https://nekcouncil.org/
NEK HUMAN SERVICES provides services to help individuals face mental health challenges, recover from addiction, and live fulfilling lives in spite of emotional or development disabilities. https://nkhs.org/
NEK LEARNING SERVICES provides learning services and programs, including tutoring, GED and high school completion, job training, and childcare to adults, children, and families throughout the Northeast Kingdom. https:neklsvt.org/
NORTH COUNTRY ANIMAL LEAGUE (NCAL) promotes compassionate and responsible relationships between humans and animals. NCAL operates a pet adoption center, an equine center, provides community outreach programs, camps, school visits, and more. https://ncal.com
NORTHERN COUNTIES HEALTH CENTERS (NCHC) includes Hardwick Area Health Center and Caledonia Home Health Care & Hospice, provide a substantial amount of free or reduced-fee care to uninsured, poor families in the region (not just in Hardwick). NCHC offers a number of low cost screening clinics, dental clinics, and wellness programs throughout the year. 165 Sherman Drive, P.O. Box 388, St. Johnsbury, VT 05819. Please designate gifts for the Hardwick Area Health Center. http://www.nchcvt.org
ORLEANS COUNTY CITIZENS ADVOCACY (OCCA) works throughout Orleans County to create and support relationships between community volunteers and individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities so that all are heard, empowered, and fully included in the community. https://www.occavt.org/
RURAL ARTS COLLABORATIVE cultivates vibrancy in our region though programming, activities, and events in art, recreation, technology, and sustainability. Formerly G.R.A.C.E., Spark, and WonderArts. PO Box 300 Greensboro VT 05841. https://ruralartsvt.org
RURAL EDGE works with communities throughout the Northeast Kingdom to provide quality housing and ensure that every individual can live in stable, affordable housing with access to the services they need to live a healthy and prosperous life. PO Boc 259 Lyndonville VT 05851 https://ruraledge.org/
SALVATION FARMS builds increased resilience in Vermont’s food system through agricultural surplus management (gleaning excess food on farms). Salvation Farms seeks to increase community food security, food independence, food access, food equity, and food resilience. Salvation Farms makes food available to institutions (such as hospitals, schools, nursing homes, libraries–including the Greensboro Free Library) and the general public. https://www.salvationfarms.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 (SMfG) For more than 35 years, SMfG has provided first-rate, live, classical music experiences in Greensboro in July and August (Tuesday evenings). Performances are in the Sanctuary of the Greensboro United Church of Christ (GUCC). P.O. Box 223, Greensboro, VT 05841. http://www.summermusicfromgreensboro.net
UNITED METHODIST CHURCH has services on Sundays at 10:00. 827 Main Street, Greensboro Bend, VT 05842.
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 (VLSI) Founded in 2016, VLSI promotes opportunities for neurodivergent youth to realize their full potential and advocates for and supports teens with learning and attention issues who aspire to higher education. VLSI works with partners in the NEK and statewide dedicated to changing narratives and creating possibilities for the rising generation. www.vermontlearningsupport.org
WHOLEHEART, INC. connects, convenes, and facilitates authentic conversations and experiential learning opportunities for those exploring their highest human potential. Wholeheart partners with organizations and individuals to build vibrant lives in solitude and community. They intentionally create safe and curious space and provides accessible tools to support and strengthen individual resilience and cultivate positive, organizational culture in these challenging times. Wholeheart also offers life-affirming professional development programs for educators and childcare providers. www.wholeheartinc.org