Area Nonprofits Receive Northeast Kingdom Fund Grants

MIDDLEBURY – The Albany Community Trust, Center for an Agricultural Economy, Craftsbury Saplings, and the Hardwick Area Food Pantry have received a portion of $115,800 in grants from the Northeast Kingdom Fund at the Vermont Community Foundation.

The grants were made to 27 organizations in Orleans, Essex, and Caledonia counties in the fall of 2020. This year’s awards represent a combination of grants to organizations supporting education, food access, the arts, and outdoor engagement.

The Albany Community Trust received $5,000 to support construction expenses for reopening the Albany General Store.

The Center for an Agricultural Economy in Hardwick received $5,000 to build partnerships and organizational capacity resulting in increased food security in Northeastern Vermont.

Craftsbury Saplings received $600 to support expansion of outdoor learning and play opportunities for children at Craftsbury Saplings and the Craftsbury Preschool in the non-summer months.

Hardwick Area Food Pantry received $5,000 to support the pantry’s service area expansion to include Craftsbury-Albany and satellite site locations.

The Northeast Kingdom Fund was established in 2011 by the Community Foundation and local partners as a permanent philanthropic resource to support the people and communities in the region.To learn more about the Northeast Kingdom Fund, see vermontcf.org/NEK