BRATTLEBORO -- The Vermont Community Foundation in Middlebury has announced that applications from the Brattleboro community are now being accepted for grants from the Crosby-Gannett Fund. The Crosby-Gannett Fund is successor to the Crosby Foundation, which was founded in 1951 by Brattleboro native Charles R. Crosby to help support endeavors that would contribute to the betterment and vitality of the Brattleboro area. Following the transfer of Crosby Foundation assets to the Vermont Community Foundation, the fund’s local advisory committee added the Gannett name to honor the late Senator Robert T. Gannett, who helped found the Crosby Foundation and guided it as Secretary-Treasurer for over 50 years.
The Crosby-Gannett Fund is interested in supporting projects that rely mainly on local financial support and focus on innovation, capital improvements, and historical renovation/preservation. Grants will range from $250 to $1,000. To be eligible for a grant, an applicant must be a tax exempt 501(c)3 nonprofit corporation or provide a fiscal sponsor.
Interested parties should visit the Community Foundation’s website at www.vermontcf.org/crosby-gannett-fund for guidelines and an application. The deadline for applications this fall is October 15; the deadline for the next round of grants is May 1, 2013.
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