Climate disruption threatens Vermont's communities and working landscape. It is urgent Vermonters address it head-on by both lowering their contribution to a warming planet and adapting to the changes already underway. High Meadows applies this sense of urgency in three areas of focus:

New High Meadows Team Member

The High Meadows Fund wishes Will Lathrop, our outgoing Environmental Philanthropy Fellow, all the best as he concludes his fellowship! The Fund is also happy to welcome Bobby Lussier, the incoming fellow, to the team for the next two years.

  • Land Use: Encouraging working farms and forests, compact settlements, and watershed land use that protects communities, soil, and water quality.

  • Clean and Efficient Energy: Lowering fossil fuel use, especially in homes of low income Vermonters.

  • Farm, Food and Forest Enterprises: Promoting vibrant enterprises as well as healthy ecosystems.

We do our work through charitable grantmaking, research, convenings, direct engagement of our staff, and investing for mission impact. We particularly value social and marketplace innovation and collaboration.