About VCTF Grants

The Vermont Children’s Trust Foundation Grants are for primary prevention programs, serving children ages 0-18. These programs strive to reduce the likelihood of juvenile delinquency, truancy, substance abuse, child abuse and other socially destructive behaviors before intervention by authorities, through strength-based activities in a community-based setting.  These programs:

  • Affirm and promote positive family functioning;
  • Work to positively impact societal forces that affect parents, children and youth;
  • Strive for coordinated and effective youth services, including service to at-risk youth
  • Promote racial equity and reduction of race disparities