We were grant recipients of the following for 2020:
- COVID Response Grant for Foodbank
- Community Health Grant-
- Stop Grant (Violence Against Women)
- Anonymous Foundation Grant
- Walmart Grant
- Donations from the Community and generous people from afar. Thank you so much!!
- Bourne Energy
- Holy Trinity Episcopal Church
- Handy Chevrolet
- Memorial Hardware
- Goss Funeral Home
- Misery Loves Company
- Mccuin and Sons
- The Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth (15th Annual MLK Health Equity Celebration)
- NoVo Foundation
- Burton Snowboard
- Everyone Eats
- The Vermont Community Foundation-Fountain Fund
- Network for Good
- Northwest Regional Planning Commission
- Fidelity Charitable-Broaddus/Jensen Charitable Fund
- Missisquoi River Basin Association Grant-river clean-up, planting along the river, our Richford event as well as our West Swanton Event and naming of stream!
- Vermonters Feeding Vermonters
- STOP Grant-Domestic Violence- Michele Bessette
- VT Chronic Disease Grant/Community Health Grant from the VT Dept of Health-Diabetes
- Harris and Francis Block Foundation Grant- spring 2022 this will be used for raised beds at our Tribal Headquarters as well as sign ups for Abenaki Households. More to come!!
- Seventh Generation-Flicker Grant-Food for the pantry
- Anne Slade Frey Grant-for arts and crafts to be distributed to Abenaki children.
Due to the crisis attributed to Covid-19 last year our grant priorities are on acquiring funding primarily for the Abenaki Survival Center and Food Pantry. Due to the pandemic, and the loss of jobs/layoffs/income we have seen a drastic increase in the number of families in need of food assistance, still to this day a year later! We are currently providing emergency food support for around 600 families from the community at large. This is over a 300% increase from pre-pandemic need! We are so thankful to receive these grants that are helping to sustain our community. With the new year upon us, and hopefully, the pandemic getting under control, we look forward strengthening our community through infrastructure and cultural revitalization programs. We are hoping in 2022 that we can get the construction up and running on the back building so everyone can enjoy our new community space!
Wliwni (Thank You)
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