Windham Foundation Grants Program


The Windham Foundation offers several philanthropic programs. Most significant is the grants program with a mission of supporting the vitality of small-town life. Grants are awarded four times a year to support educational programs, local food initiatives, land conservation for public use, environmental protection, social services, cultural resources, and historic preservation.

The grants program recognizes that the social and economic vitality of a town is maintained through many activities -- social, cultural, and educational. The well-being of small towns comes through the success of local organizations involved in this work and the Foundation is proud to be their partner.

Important Links:

Questions about our Grant Application? Please use our Grants Contact Form or call Becky Bryant at 802-843-2214.

Over the years the Foundation has given away over $12 million in grants. The Foundation also helps support nearly all nonprofits operating in Grafton and regularly opens its doors for activities that benefit the local elementary school and the community.

Please use our Online Grant Application.

Grant application deadlines for 2019 and 2020: November 13, 2019, February 12, 2020, May 13, 2020 and August 12, 2020.


The Grafton Fund:

The Windham Foundation offers a small grants program with sums up to $1000 going to community projects and nonprofits operating in the Grafton area. The Grafton Fund is supported through trustee donations and an annual grant from the Windham Foundation. Requests should be sent to Becky Reilly at or to the Windham Foundation, PO Box 70, Grafton, VT 05146.


In-kind donations of cheese

The Grafton Village Cheese Company, a subsidiary of the Windham Foundation, donates cheese to nonprofit organizations in the region. See our Guidelines and Request Form for more information.