You can help veterans in Vermont for as little as a dollar at tax time.
Simply check the box for the Vermont Veterans Fund on your state tax return.
History of the Vermont Veterans Fund
The Vermont Veterans Fund was created in 2010 to provide grants or support to individuals or organizations engaged in activities that provide services:
- For the long-term care of veterans.
- To aid homeless veterans.
- For transportation services for veterans.
- To fund veterans' service programs.
- To recognize veterans.
Under the guidance of the Veterans Fund committee, a group of veterans and veteran service providers with wide ranging experience in veteran services, the Fund supports large and small programs developed by organizations and individuals designed to address recognized need.
The Fund is endowed mainly by means of a check off box on individual Vermont State tax returns. The Fund may also receive direct donations from individuals, organizations or companies.
Since its inception the Fund grants went to support programs:
- To provide housing and support to homeless veterans in Rutland, Washington and Windham counties.
- To provide permanent housing for homeless veterans statewide and emergency assistance to those at risk of homelessness.
- Training and support for peer to peer veterans group facilitators state-wide.
- Support for dying veterans outside of hospice programs.
- Uniforms and materiel for a veterans honor guard to assure that every veteran receives a proper, dignified and appropriate military funerals.
- Unpaid, professional service advocacy for veterans with service connected disabilities.
For additional information about the Vermont Veterans Fund, please contact:
Robert E. Burke, Director
VT Office of Veterans Affairs
118 State Street
Montpelier, VT 05620-0441
(802) 828 3379