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Windham County receives $7,400 in four 'Small and Inspiring' grants for local projects

Originally published in The Commons issue #399 (Wednesday, March 15, 2017).



Four nonprofit organizations in Windham County received a total of $7,400 in “Small and Inspiring” grants from the Vermont Community Foundation for local projects last fall.

One of a number of competitive grant rounds at the Community Foundation, the “Small and Inspiring” grants program funds work that helps connect people to their neighbors, their land, and their history in ways that strengthen community, according to a news release.

Grant winners in Windham County included:

• 3 Generations Collaboration received $2,500 to connect youth and older adults through community service and volunteering in the West River Valley, acting as a matchmaker and administrator.

• Brattleboro Literary Festival received $1,500 to support the 2016 Festival, uniting readers and writers in a celebration of ideas, books, and the power of words to enhance the cultural vibrancy of Brattleboro.

• In-Sight Photography Project received $1,900 to support a program where students work with the Brattleboro Historical Society to document their present community through photographs.

• Moore Free Library received $1,500 to support a program where writers of all abilities will write parts of their life stories and participate in a public reading of their memoirs.

Nonprofits interested in applying for a grant are encouraged to visit www.vermontcf.org/SmallandInspiring for more information. To learn more about the Vermont Community Foundation, visit www.vermontcf.org or call 802-388-3355.

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