Vermont Sustainable Jobs Fund donations received

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Basic donee information

We do not have any donee information for the donee Vermont Sustainable Jobs Fund 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 24 50,000 51,688 1,500 10,000 15,000 20,000 44,000 50,000 50,000 60,000 100,000 100,000 125,000
Regional Food Systems 17 60,000 61,853 1,500 15,000 20,000 50,000 50,000 60,000 75,000 75,000 100,000 115,000 125,000
Environment 5 10,000 19,000 10,000 10,000 10,000 10,000 10,000 10,000 10,000 15,000 15,000 50,000 50,000
Capacity Building 1 44,000 44,000 44,000 44,000 44,000 44,000 44,000 44,000 44,000 44,000 44,000 44,000 44,000
Job Opportunities 1 50,000 50,000 50,000 50,000 50,000 50,000 50,000 50,000 50,000 50,000 50,000 50,000 50,000

Donation amounts by donor and year for donee Vermont Sustainable Jobs Fund

Donor Total 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2010 2009 2004 2003 1999 1997
John Merck Fund (filter this donee) 1,240,500.00 125,000.00 144,000.00 115,000.00 100,000.00 190,000.00 125,000.00 121,500.00 110,000.00 50,000.00 35,000.00 50,000.00 10,000.00 15,000.00 50,000.00
Total 1,240,500.00 125,000.00 144,000.00 115,000.00 100,000.00 190,000.00 125,000.00 121,500.00 110,000.00 50,000.00 35,000.00 50,000.00 10,000.00 15,000.00 50,000.00

Full list of donations in reverse chronological order (24 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 24)Donation dateCause areaURLInfluencerNotes
John Merck Fund125,000.0012019-03Regional Food Systemshttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- To support the Vermont Farm to Plate Network and to support the New England states’ Food System Planning Community of Practice.
John Merck Fund44,000.00152018-08Capacity Buildinghttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- Serving as convenor of the New England State Food System Planners Community of Practice, to support the COP as it develops a shared fundraising strategy and improves the ability of each state—and the region as a whole—to track and communicate its progress toward food-related goals.
John Merck Fund100,000.0032018-03Regional Food Systemshttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- To enable greater coordination and collaboration among organizations across Vermont to achieve the 25 goals of Vermont’s Farm to Plate Strategic Plan by 2020.
John Merck Fund115,000.0022017-03Regional Food Systemshttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- To enable greater coordination and collaboration among organizations across Vermont to achieve the 25 goals of Vermont’s Farm to Plate Strategic Plan by 2020.
John Merck Fund100,000.0032016-03Regional Food Systemshttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- To foster greater coordination and collaboration among organizations across Vermont that are working to achieve the 25 goals of Vermont’s Farm to Plate Strategic Plan by 2020.
John Merck Fund75,000.0062015-12Regional Food Systemshttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- To develop and launch a local food campaign designed to increase purchasing of Vermont-produced foods by Vermont consumers, including institutions.
John Merck Fund15,000.00182015-11Regional Food Systemshttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- To support student scholarships for the Food Hub Management Certificate Program at the University of Vermont.
John Merck Fund100,000.0032015-03Regional Food Systemshttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- To serve as the central coordinating organization for the Farm-to-Plate Network by overseeing program implementation, providing the governance infrastructure, fostering collaboration among participating organizations, and monitoring progress towards the Farm-to-Plate goals.
John Merck Fund50,000.00102014-12Regional Food Systemshttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- To strengthen the businesses and institutions that provide the infrastructure of Vermonts working lands and build the capacity of Vermonts food-based trade associations.
John Merck Fund75,000.0062014-03Regional Food Systemshttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- To support implementation of elements of the ten-year Farm-to-Plate strategic plan to develop Vermonts food system, including providing development and training for its member organizations, and conducting communication and outreach to connect with the Vermonters who are still unaware of the health, economic, community, and environmental benefits of supporting the states farmers and food producers.
John Merck Fund20,000.00172013-10Regional Food Systemshttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- To launch a higher education certificate program to strengthen the management skills of food hub operators in order to ultimately enhance these enterprises capacities in expanding local/regional food systems.
John Merck Fund1,500.00242013-10Regional Food Systemshttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- To provide stipends for New Englanders to attend the Vermont Farm to Plate gathering on October 29-30, 2013.
John Merck Fund40,000.00162013-06Regional Food Systemshttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- To make strategic investments in Vermonts sustainable food systems.
John Merck Fund60,000.0082013-03Regional Food Systemshttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- To promote job creation, greater economic output, and increased access for Vermont and regional consumers to healthy, fresh food over the next ten years.
John Merck Fund50,000.00102012-03Regional Food Systemshttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- To provide in-depth business coaching to food businesses that have developed value-added products and are providing critical infrastructure and processing facilities for other Vermont food enterprises.
John Merck Fund60,000.0082012-03Regional Food Systemshttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- To support implementation of elements of the Farm-to-Plate ten-year strategic plan to develop Vermonts food system, which includes hiring a network coordinator, expanding the network development, capacity building for member organizations, and a small grants program.
John Merck Fund50,000.00102010-12Regional Food Systemshttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- Focus: Food SystemsTo support agricultural entrepreneurs in Vermont who have a proven track record and are poised for growth, but need both capital and technical assistance to navigate capital options.
John Merck Fund10,000.00212009-12Environmenthttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- To facilitate strategic investments in sustainable food systems.
John Merck Fund10,000.00212009-06Environmenthttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- To create a strategic plan for agricultural economic development in Vermont for commodity, value-added and direct to consumer market channels.
John Merck Fund15,000.00182009-06Regional Food Systemshttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- Focus: Food SystemsTo support the economic viability and environmental sustainability of Vermont agriculture.
John Merck Fund50,000.00102004-03Environmenthttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- To promote living-wage job creation in rural Vermont through enterprise development in the forest products sector; to build the market brand for FSC certified lumber products in Vermont and Beyond; and to demonstrate community-based sustainable development.
John Merck Fund10,000.00212003-06Environmenthttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- To enable Vermont Quality Meats to hire a manager/sales agent to increase sales to new customers and emerging markets.
John Merck Fund15,000.00181999-09Environmenthttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- To enable Vermont Quality Meats to lease a refrigerated truck to transport freshly killed carcasses to New York and Boston restaurants.
John Merck Fund50,000.00101997-01Job Opportunitieshttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- To conserve and protect Vermont’s environment while supporting quality jobs.