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VCF Insight Hub: Supporting Vermonters in Social Isolation

Vermont Business Magazine Vermont Community Foundation’s Insight Hub, its research-focused arm focused on providing information to inform charitable giving, has released a brief on how charities can use their philanthropy to support Vermonters in dire straits. of social isolation. The Insight Hub offers webinars, events, briefs, and peer-to-peer experiences that help philanthropists understand where their giving can make a difference.

Social isolation, defined as a lack of meaningful connections with others, can increase the risk of mental and physical health problems, including heart disease, stroke, depression, anxiety and dementia. Philanthropy can help build community and connection to combat this trend. Our new brief shares three actions individuals can take today to help.

In this brief, discover:

  • The major factors that lead to social isolation
  • Three actions charities can take to support Vermonters experiencing social isolation
  • Insights from nonprofit leaders and additional resources to explore for deeper learning

To download “Too Much Alone Time: Three Ways Philanthropy Can Reduce Social Isolation,” visit, email [email protected], or call 802-388-3355 ext .246. To access additional information on topics such as mental health, entrepreneurship, arts recovery, inflation, and homeownership, visit

The Vermont Community Foundation inspires giving and brings people and resources together to make a difference in Vermont. A family of hundreds of funds and foundations, we provide the guidance, investment vehicles, and back-office expertise that makes it easy for people who care in Vermont to find and fund the causes they love.

The core of the Community Foundation’s work is to close the opportunity gap, the gap that leaves too many Vermonters struggling to get ahead, no matter how hard they work. We align our time, energy and discretionary resources with efforts that provide access to early care and learning, pathways to college and vocational training, support for youth and families, and community and economic vitality . We envision Vermont at its best, where everyone has the opportunity to build a bright and secure future. Visit or call 802-388-3355 for more information. For more information on our COVID-19 response, visit

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