Vermont's communities, environment, and economy are threatened by the changing climate. We address this challenge within three areas of focus:

  • Energy: Improving buildings and transportation systems in order to use less and cleaner energy.
  • Land Use: Encouraging working farms and forests, compact settlements, and resilient watershed land use.
  • Sustainable Agriculture: Promoting healthy soil and expanding agricultural markets.

We do our work through charitable grantmaking, research, convening, direct engagement of our staff, and investing for mission impact. We particularly value initiatives that demonstrate social and marketplace innovations.


Recently the High Meadows Fund awarded  $249,000 to promote planning and action within Vermont's watersheds. Click on the photo below to learn more:
Click the center play button for a brief introduction to the High Meadows Fund.

Our work often falls within multiple areas of focus. We embrace such intersections and we value collaboration, learning, and the sharing of best practices.