Mission & Purpose

The mission of the new Vermont Catholic Community Foundation is to support and serve apostolic activities of the Church and make grants to nonprofit organizations in the statewide Diocese of Burlington that reflect the compassion of Christ in service to the community.


"Our purpose is to provide pathways for caring people to leave a legacy that will shape the future of our Catholic Church," said Ellen Kane, executive director of the Vermont Catholic Community Foundation. "Whether donors wish to support their own parish, a specific ministry or Catholic education, the Foundation is the mechanism that will bring the Catholic community together to build the foundation for generations to come."

Ellen Kane, Executive Director


  • Investments that meet the Catholic ethical standards required by USCCB Guidelines.
  • Competitive fee structure.
  • Potential for greater rate of return with pooling of funds.
  • Removes administrative burden and costs to manage and report on investments.
  • Provides a planned giving and major donor stewardship program to support growth of restricted and unrestricted gifts.