Our vision is to inspire a movement that brings people together to empower the possibilities for greater financial, environmental and social prosperity. As part of fulfilling this vision, we partner with organizations and businesses that share our mission to improve the quality of Vermonter’s lives.
VSECU is powering the possibilities of others and creating opportunities for Vermonters by partnering with the organizations listed below. These initiatives represent innovative efforts to stimulate social and economic opportunities through collaboration and cooperation. We are passionate about supporting these initiatives and more in the future. In doing so, we hope to inspire other organizations to focus more on the commitment to impact, purpose and people.
The Bright Idea Project is the idea-generating machine behind Highlight, Burlington’s citywide New Year’s Eve festival. The project garners ideas from creative Vermonters and supports them with funding, technical assistance, and promotion. The goal of The Bright Idea Project is to bring Vermont’s most talented artists and thinkers together to create a fun and meaningful celebration that includes over 30 events and reflects the unique energy and passion of the community. Learn more about The Bright Idea Project.
The Lightning Jar is a collaborative coworking space for entrepreneurs, students and professionals, located in downtown Bennington. VSECU is collaborating with The Lightning Jar to host the coworking space within VSECU’s Bennington retail branch to forward our shared principles of membership participation, autonomy, independence, education, cooperation, and community sustainability. Learn more about The Lightning Jar
Milk Money L3C is a Vermont low-profit limited liability company that aims to support local investment, entrepreneurship and small business through its local investment platform, educational and networking resources, and services for investors and entrepreneurs. Milk Money is powered by VSECU through its wholly owned, independently operated, subsidiary, Vermont Heritage Financial Group, Inc. Learn more about Milk Money
Investments made through Milk Money are not federally insured by NCUA, involve investment risk, may lose value and are not obligations of or guaranteed by the credit union.
Winter is a tough time for thousands of Vermonters. All too often, families must choose between basic necessities like food and heat. Children and seniors are the most vulnerable and suffer the most. Fuel Your Neighbors is a fundraising initiative powered by VSECU to support Capstone Community Action in their work to provide emergency food and heating assistance for vulnerable central Vermont households. Learn more about Fuel Your Neighbors
Imagine the power of large-scale investing with a local focus. That is what Vermont Works aims to do by providing growth-stage capital to businesses. The focus of these investments is on companies that are working to offer attractive jobs, and that want to expand or relocate to Vermont. The goal is not only to strengthen the local economy, but to attract more working-age people to the state, and ensure the long-term health of the Vermont economy. Learn more about Vermont Works
What if you had an idea to improve your community, but didn’t know how to get started? That’s where ShareYourself comes in. By connecting people with ideas and people with the skills to make them happen, ShareYourself aims to create real, local impact. Want to get involved? Anyone can register as a creator with an idea or as an expert with skills to make those ideas a reality. Learn more about ShareYourself
The Point to Point, powered by VSECU, is an iconic sporting event that was developed by the Harpoon Brewery in 2002 to raise funds and awareness for the Vermont Foodbank. Originally launched as a road ride, the Point to Point evolved to include mountain bike distances and now includes a half marathon trail run. Over 800 athletes, volunteers, and fans, from around the northeast and beyond, participate in this event because they are passionate about reducing hunger in Vermont. Learn more about the Point to Point, powered by VSECU.