Vermont Fresh Network donations received

This is an online portal with information on donations that were announced publicly (or have been shared with permission) that were of interest to Vipul Naik. The git repository with the code for this portal, as well as all the underlying data, is available on GitHub. All payment amounts are in current United States dollars (USD). The repository of donations is being seeded with an initial collation by Issa Rice as well as continued contributions from him (see his commits and the contract work page listing all financially compensated contributions to the site) but all responsibility for errors and inaccuracies belongs to Vipul Naik. Current data is preliminary and has not been completely vetted and normalized; if sharing a link to this site or any page on this site, please include the caveat that the data is preliminary (if you want to share without including caveats, please check with Vipul Naik). We expect to have completed the first round of development by the end of March 2022. See the about page for more details. Also of interest: pageview data on, tutorial in README, request for feedback to EA Forum.

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Basic donee information

We do not have any donee information for the donee Vermont Fresh Network in our system.

Donee donation statistics

Cause areaCountMedianMeanMinimum10th percentile 20th percentile 30th percentile 40th percentile 50th percentile 60th percentile 70th percentile 80th percentile 90th percentile Maximum
Overall 9 33,000 42,556 15,000 15,000 15,000 30,000 30,000 33,000 40,000 65,000 65,000 90,000 90,000
Environment 8 30,000 39,750 15,000 15,000 15,000 30,000 30,000 30,000 33,000 40,000 65,000 90,000 90,000
Regional Food Systems 1 65,000 65,000 65,000 65,000 65,000 65,000 65,000 65,000 65,000 65,000 65,000 65,000 65,000

Donation amounts by donor and year for donee Vermont Fresh Network

Donor Total 2010 2009 2007 2005 2004 2002 2001 1998
John Merck Fund (filter this donee) 383,000.00 65,000.00 45,000.00 33,000.00 65,000.00 40,000.00 90,000.00 15,000.00 30,000.00
Total 383,000.00 65,000.00 45,000.00 33,000.00 65,000.00 40,000.00 90,000.00 15,000.00 30,000.00

Full list of donations in reverse chronological order (9 donations)

Graph of top 10 donors by amount, showing the timeframe of donations

Graph of donations and their timeframes
DonorAmount (current USD)Amount rank (out of 9)Donation dateCause areaURLInfluencerNotes
John Merck Fund65,000.0022010-12Regional Food Systems Focus: Food SystemsTo strengthen Vermont farms and working landscapes by using the Internet to increase demand and interest among visitors and consumers for sustainable Vermont food products and agricultural experiences.
John Merck Fund30,000.0062009-12Environment To build a website that is the gateway for all tourism experiences in Vermont’s agricultural economy.
John Merck Fund15,000.0082009-06Environment To promote local, fresh food in Vermont.
John Merck Fund33,000.0052007-12Environment To build more viable farm businesses through peer-to-peer and professional education on increasing demand for local food, farm production, and distributor partnerships, and through user-friendly, state-of-the-art electronic communications.
John Merck Fund65,000.0022005-12Environment To improve Vermont Fresh Network’s ability to increase consumer demand for locally grown food.
John Merck Fund40,000.0042004-12Environment To build a food distribution system that helps farmers get food more easily to restaurants and makes it possible for chefs to buy more local products; to further develop the distribution communications system via a network website that tracks food sources, buyers and distribution routes; to build an invoicing system that informs chefs/distributors of how much local food they are buying/carrying and reflects their buying/transporting histories with farmers; and to increase consumer awareness of the importance of demanding and buying more local food.
John Merck Fund90,000.0012002-12Environment To promote Vermont Fresh Network’s continued growth by strengthening the executive director position and initiating a pilot regional food shed program.
John Merck Fund15,000.0082001-11Environment To hire an executive director to execute the annual plan, and to work with other organizations to develop unified strategies in support of Vermont agriculture.
John Merck Fund30,000.0061998-09Environment To hire staff to foster partnerships between Vermont chefs and farmers to maintain the sustainable agriculture base in that state.