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Giving Policy Requests

Proudly supporting the communities and people of Vermont.

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Making an impact, improving lives

We are proud to support the communities and people of Vermont. We believe that we can and should leverage our capital to support causes that align with our values and improve the lives of Vermonters.

How do we make a positive impact?

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    Member-focused products and services

    Our products and services empower our members’ financial prosperity.

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    Sustainable energy and development

    We want to leave the world a better place than we found it.

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    We’re multiplying impact by volunteering in our communities and supporting local cooperatives.

Fostering vibrant communities

Improving the quality of life for all Vermonters is a lofty goal. It is also VSECU’s mission. Find out how we follow through on our mission by meeting the needs of our communities.

VSECU team members talk about how VSECU fosters vibrant communities.

The causes that drive us

We consider giving requests that are in alignment with our sustainable principles that focus on the essential needs of Vermonters and community in the following areas:

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    Food Security

  • House

    Access to Housing

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    Financial Wellbeing

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    Connected Communities

  • Earth

    Environmental Stewardship

Make a request

Our donations and grants vary from $50 to larger donations of several thousand dollars. Funding must be used for non-political and non-sectarian purposes.

Requests up to $5000 are reviewed monthly. Requests above $5000 are reviewed and considered by our Foundation quarterly.

All requests for donations are reviewed. Although we cannot support every request submitted, we do our best to be fair and equitable, demonstrating our commitment to allocating funds throughout our members’ communities.