Champlain Investment Partners becomes a VBSR Gold member

Nov
18

Champlain Investment Partners becomes a VBSR Gold member

Champlain Investment Partners is an independent, employee-owned asset management firm headquartered in Burlington, Vermont. Champlain has a charitable ventures program with a mission to partner with exceptional organizations dedicated to improving the quality of life in Chittenden County and the greater Vermont Community through high impact philanthropy in the following areas: education/child care, substance abuse, […]

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Nov
18

Vermont Federal Credit Union becomes a VBSR Gold member

At Vermont Federal, we are passionate about making a difference in the communities that we serve, and we continue to be an active participant and contributor to a variety of charitable initiatives such as Feed Your Neighbor with the Vermont Food Bank, Pitchin’ for a Purpose with the Lund Family Center, and Vermont Special Olympics. […]

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Nov
18

Downstreet Launches New Podcast – Community Pulse with Eileen Peltier: A Localized Beat on Social Progress in Vermont

Downstreet Housing & Community Development (Downstreet), Central Vermont’s premiere non-profit affordable housing and community development organization, has launched a new podcast, Community Pulse with Eileen Peltier. The show features in-depth conversations with community members, partners, influencers, and leaders about exciting initiatives, local news, and the future of Central Vermont through the lens of social progress. […]

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Nov
17

VBSR Champion member VEIC has released their 2019 Impact Report

In May 2020 we introduced the new VEIC—a corporate commitment to make an impact, and a response to the pivotal social and environmental changes that are shaping how we deliver on that commitment. This report is one way we’re putting our commitment into practice. We begin with our performance in 2019, demonstrating how we held […]

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Nov
12

VSJF Project – Local Food Resiliency in Vermont

 Our project Communities all around Vermont are creating, discovering and revisiting strategies for building a more secure, accessible and resilient local food system. These projects showcase thoughtful planning and community connection. They are rooted in place-based thinking. We invite you to draw on these ideas and collective wisdom as you think and plan around food, […]

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Nov
11

Getting to Know Aqua ViTea Founder, Jeff Weaber

Meet Jeff Weaber, founder of Aqua ViTea Kombucha in Middlebury, Vermont. Jeff’s vision is to bring naturopathic principles of vitality and wellness to the masses. Learn about the early days of the Kombucha industry circa 2007 and Jeff’s journey from craft beer brewer to Vermont entrepreneur. Craft Beer Brewing in the Post-Grunge Heyday In 2004, […]

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Nov
11

National Life and Sodexo Work to Provide Hundreds of Thanksgiving Meals

Montpelier, Vermont – National Life Group and Sodexo are joining forces to provide a free Thanksgiving meal to those who need one in Montpelier. The team is working with Washington County Youth Service Bureau/Boys & Girls Club which led this tradition for the past 47 years. “Thanksgiving looks a lot different this year,” said Mehran […]

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Nov
10

VSECU, FEDERAL HOME LOAN BANK OF BOSTON AWARD $100,000 IN GRANTS TO VERMONT NONPROFITS

[PHOTO CAPTION] 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. Seven Vermont nonprofits receive Jobs for New England Recovery Grant Program funding MONTPELIER, VT—VSECU is distributing $100,000 in grants to seven Vermont nonprofits significantly impacted by COVID-19. […]

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Nov
09

Cookies for Good Celebrates 10 Years and Over $100,000 for Homeless Prevention – with Sugarsnap, Cabot

by Abbey Duke of Sugarsnap It all started with a cookie. Well, nine of them. Plus three creative, forward-thinking local organizations: one large business, one small business and one non-profit. Now, 10 years and over 300,000 cookies later, Cookies for Good has raised more than $100,000 for the Committee on Temporary Shelter’s homeless shelter and prevention […]

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An Election Day Message from VBSR

As our country carries out the 2020 election in the midst of a pandemic and Vermonters brace for what will surely be an eventful week, VBSR calls for unity, civility, and patience as state and local officials take the time to count all votes during this unique election season. Over these last few months, Vermonters […]

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