Funders & Partners
Funders and partners are vital to Advance Vermont’s work. The Vermont Student Assistance Corporation, the J. Warren and Lois McClure Foundation, the Nellie Mae Education Foundation, and the Lumina Foundation provide the support to make this initiative possible. Partner organizations help leverage existing efforts and resources and provide opportunities for collaboration.
Vermont student assistance corporation
VSAC is the home of Advance Vermont, providing expertise and backbone support for the organization. Singce 1965, the VSAC has helped Vermont students of all ages save, plan, and pay for college or training after high school.
Lumina Foundation is an independent, private foundation is indianapolis that is committed to making opportunities for learning beyound high school available to all. Lumina envisions a system that is easy to navigate, delivers fair results, and meets the nation’s need for talent through a broad range of credentials. Its goal is to prepare people for informed citizenship and for success in a global economy.
The J. Warren & Lois McClure Foundation is a supporting organization of the Vermont Community Foundation focused on access to postsecondary and career education.
Nellie Mae Education Foundation
The Nellie Mae Education Foundation supports the people and organizations who contribute to making our public schools the best they can be—including, teachers and administrators, policymakers and thought leaders.
The Windham Foundation is a not-for-profit organization located in Grafton, Vermont. The Foundation was established in 1963, and the mission of the Foundation is still carried today: to promote the vitality of Grafton and Vermont’s rural communities through its philanthropic and educational programs and its subsidiaries whose operations contribute to these endeavors.
Jane's Trust Foundation
Jane’s Trust supports important issues in the Trust’s fileds of interest, such as arts and culture, education, the environment, and health and welfare. The Trutees are primarily interested in supporting organizations and projects which benefit underserved populations and disadvantaged communities.
GOVERNOR'S INSTITUTES OF VERMONT
The mission of The Governor’s Institutes of Vermont mission is to empower young people with intensive, hands-on learning experiences in college settings which inspire their academic and creative passions, build confidence and leadership, and expand their sense of possibility.
UNIVERSITY OF VERMONT
Founded in 1791, The University of Vermont (UVM) is a Public Ivy and top 100 research university large enough to offer a breadth of ideas, resources, and opportunities, yet small enough to enable close faculty-student mentorship across all levels of study, from bachelor’s to M.D. programs.
VERMONT BUSINESS ROUNDTABLE
Created in 1987 as a nonprofit, public interest organization, the Vermont Business Roundtable membership is comprised of 100 CEOs of Vermont’s most active and committed for-profit and not-for-profit employers. Its mission is to make Vermont the best place in America to do business, be educated and live life.
VERMONT BUSINESSES FOR SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY
VBSR is a statewide, nonprofit business association with a mission to foster a business ethic in Vermont that recognizes the opportunity and responsibility of the business community to set a high standard for protecting the natural, human, and economic environments of our citizens.
VERMONT HIGHER EDUCATION COUNCIL
The Vermont Higher Education Council, Inc. (VHEC) is an organization of all Vermont chartered public, proprietary and independent colleges. Its mission is to explore and implement new forms of cooperative activity which will strengthen higher education in Vermont.
VERMONT STATE COLLEGES SYSTEM
The Vermont State Colleges — Castleton University, Community College of Vermont, Johnson State College, Lyndon State College, and Vermont Technical College—educate over 10,000 Vermonters every year; 84% of VSCS students are Vermonters, and 50% of our students are the first in their families to go to college. The education students receive changes their lives, and VSC graduates contribute to the future of Vermont.
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