The High Meadows Fund promotes vibrant communities and a healthy natural environment while encouraging long term economic vitality in Vermont.
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:
- 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.
Our most recent Meadow Muffin blog post looks back on our work in 2016 and forward to our work in 2017.