VSECU and FHLBank Boston partnered to distribute an additional $50,000 in Jobs for New England Recovery Grant funds to eight Vermont nonprofits. The $5,000 and $10,000 grants will help preserve and create job opportunities, support local economic development, and further important community services.
VSECU is a member-owned cooperative and not for profit credit union for everybody who lives or works in Vermont, offering a full range of affordable financial products and services to its member-owners. VSECU is committed to improving the lives of Vermonters by empowering the possibilities for greater financial, environmental, and social prosperity.
VSECU, a member-owned cooperative and not-for-profit credit union for all Vermonters, is providing a total of $50,000 to five Vermont nonprofits through its member-directed giving program We Care 2. The funds will help these organizations continue to help Vermonters meet their essential needs, with a particular focus this year on food, shelter, heat, and COVID-19 relief efforts. Since the inception of the We Care 2 giving program in 2013, VSECU members have used their votes to direct $261,000 to nonprofit organizations working to improve the quality of life for all Vermonters.
Capstone Community Action’s Fuel Your Neighbors campaign, in partnership with VSECU, exceeded its fundraising goal by raising $300,000 to support emergency food and heating assistance to vulnerable Vermonters, surpassing the goal of $200,000.
Seven Vermont nonprofits receive Jobs for New England Recovery Grant Program funding
Photo: Paul Costello leads a Vermont Council on Rural Development (VCRD) community visit. VCRD is one of the recipients of a Jobs for New England Recovery Grant.
Nonprofits invited to apply for $50,000 in funds now through November 25.
Photo: LUND received $13,306 in VSECU’s We Care 2 funds in 2020.
Author: Joyce Marcel
Photo: Robert Miller is the CEO of the Vermont State Employees Credit Union (VSECU). Photo: Randolph T. Holhut.
For Vermont, Robert Miller wears his heart on his sleeve for all the world to see.
Miller has twice left the lucrative world of high finance to return to Vermont for jobs that pay less but offer a lot more socially responsible fun. This last time, he says, is really the last. This time he’s here for good…
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