Legislatively Authorized Fund Supports Financial Literacy
During the 2008 State Legislative session, legislators authorized the establishment of a trust fund to finance financial literacy in Vermont. According to the legislation, "The purpose of the fund is to promote the adoption of fiscally sound money management practices by Vermonters through education and outreach efforts that raise awareness of the need for and benefits of practicing such skills; and to create opportunities to build and encourage the development of new financial literacy activities and educational products for Vermont citizens." The Treasurer's Office is authorized to accept funding from a variety of sources to support these activities.The businesses listed below are supporters of the Financial Literacy Trust Fund.
Treasurer's office recognizes these supporters of financial literacy
Through the TD Bank Charitable Foundation and the financial grants it makes, we partner with area non-profit and public institutions to create meaningful change and improvement in our communities. Coupled with the commitment of our employees and the thousands of volunteer hours they donate each year, this makes a significant impact in the communities in which we live and do business. TD Bank provides a full range of personal and commercial banking products and services for customers in Vermont and throughout the northeast.
The Windham Foundation is a not-for-profit organization located in Grafton, Vermont. The Foundation was established in 1963 with the mission of promoting the vitality of Grafton and Vermont's rural communities through its philanthropic and educational programs and its subsidiaries whose operations contribute to these endeavors. For nearly 50 years, the Windham Foundation has been preserving and enhancing the social, economic and cultural vitality of Vermont’s small communities and rural way of life.
Great-West Retirement Services® is a provider of retirement products for a wide array of employer markets throughout America. As an industry leader, Great-West Retirement Services serves nearly 21,000 retirement plan sponsors representing 3.7 million defined contribution plan participants across the U.S. as of Dec. 31, 2008. Great-West Retirement Services remains committed to partnering with plan sponsors and supporting educational opportunities for its member communities.
For more than a dozen years, the Comcast Foundation has had a positive impact on lives in nearly 2,000 communities through approximately 3,000 organizations. The Foundation has given more than $113 million to nonprofit organizations that serve the same communities that we serve nationwide. The mission of these organizations fall within our priorities of expanding digital literacy, promoting community service and building tomorrow's leaders.
The Lintilhac Foundation is a private family foundation that has generously supported a wide range of medical, educational, scientific, environmental, and community projects in Vermont for more than 30 years. The foundation annually supports more than 100 projects and organizations across the state. The Lintilhac Foundation is dedicated to supporting efforts that empower succeeding generations to make effective and responsible decisions to solve tomorrow’s social and environmental challenges.
A statewide nonprofit organization founded in 1974, the Vermont Humanities Council is committed to "creating a state in which every individual reads, participates in public affairs, and continues to learn throughout life." Because the humanities and the world of ideas belong to everyone, VHC has developed a broad range of programs that serve Vermonters of all ages and backgrounds. In 2008, the VHC sponsored nearly 1,400 programs. They occurred in 155 Vermont towns, including communities in every county.