Donate to a Local Non-profit

Montpelier is fortunate to have many non-profit organizations working hard to provide services in our community to keep us all safe and comfortable. It is our hope at Montpelier Alive that our strong community can band together to help one another during these uncertain times. No matter the amount you give or cause you choose to support, all money or time will make a huge impact in Montpelier amidst COVID-19.

This list is not comprehensive, so be sure to donate to all your favorite local non-profits. If you represent a non-profit that is located in Montpelier or serves Montpelier and would like to be added to this list, please email us at director@montpelieralive.org

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  1. Arts & Culture
  2. Basic Needs
  3. Civic and Economic Development
  4. Education and Youth
  5. Environmental
  6. Media

The Art Resource Association is an organization of Central Vermont artists whose goal is to promote and support its member artists. As part of that mission, we regularly hold group art shows in Montpelier Vermont. We also provide a monthly, rotating exhibit at the City Center in Montpelier which is available for solo and group shows. The A.R. A. also provides educational opportunities where members offer special workshops to the community. Through the Phil Osgathorp Scholarship fund, we award need-based fellowships for the Vermont Artist Week at the Vermont Studio Center in Johnson. We believe in art - that it makes our world a better place and that it needs to be shared.

The purposes of the Capital City Band are to: Provide continuing education and performance opportunities to musicians based in Montpelier, Vermont and its vicinity; Provide summer musical education and experiences to middle and high school students; Enhance the community by sharing works of musical literature in public performances.

Contact: 802-456-7054

Capital City Concerts presents unique chamber music concerts performed by some of the world’s finest musicians, in collaboration with outstanding Vermont artists. Founded in 2000 by Grammy-nominated flutist Karen Kevra, the classical music concert series is based in Montpelier, the capital of Vermont. We bring the passion and beauty of classical music to Vermont.

COVID-19 updates: https://www.capitalcityconcerts.org/concerts.html

Contact: info@capitalcityconcerts.org

The Center for Arts and Learning offers space where artists, musicians, writers, and small nonprofits can practice, create, and serve the community. We show works by local artists, offer performances and events, and serve as a hub for the arts in Montpelier.

Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, CAL is closed to the general public, per the governor’s stay-at-home order, through at least May 15. This includes Monteverdi Music School, River Rock School and T.W. Wood Gallery. They look forward to reopening in the future - thanks for your patience, and for helping keep our community healthy!

Contact: https://cal-vt.org/contact/

The community engagement lab is providing artist financial support and resources during the pandemic. To learn more visit: https://www.communityengagementlab.org/teaching-artist-resources

Contact: 802-595-0087

  • Friends of the Vermont State House | DONATE

    The Friends of the Vermont State is an all-volunteer nonprofit organization, begun in 1980, to advocate for and help to fund the restoration and conservation of the building with its collection of art, furniture, and memorabilia, all expressing the history of Vermont itself.

    Contact: 802-828-0386

  • Green Mountain Film FestivalDONATE

The Green Mountain Film Festival engages the community by presenting films with a diversity of voices and cultural perspectives. Get updates about their COVID-19 protocol here: https://www.gmffestival.org/blank

Contact: gmffestival@gmail.com

Lost Nation Theater dedicates itself to staging stories about the hopeful possibilities of human interaction; to education; and to realizing the powerful potential of theater to transform people and communities.

Get updates about their season plans amidst the pandemic here: https://lostnationtheater.org/latest-update-to-lnts-2020-season-plans-04-14-20.html

Contact: 802-229-0492

The Montpelier Chamber Orchestra is committed to elevating contemporary and classical music through intimate performances, outreach in schools, and connecting the Central Vermont community around music.

Contact: laura.fried@montpelierchamberorchestra.org

The choir combines soul, jazz, blues, and original and traditional gospel music to produce an exuberant sound. We sing to share with each other and with the community the joy, hope, and inspiration of gospel music. "We sing because we have to, because we love it, and because we are changed by it."

Contact: 802-778-0881

The Monteverdi Music School is a community music school based in downtown Montpelier, Vermont.

Contact: 802-229-9000

The Sustainable Montpelier Coalition’s Mission is to inspire and empower the Montpelier community to develop a plan for a climate resilient, economically sustainable, and socially just future that models successful innovation for Central Vermont and beyond.

Contact: 802-272-1195

The T.W. Wood Gallery mission is to preserve our artistic heritage and to bring the best of today’s art to Central Vermont.

To ensure the health and safety of our community, the gallery is currently closed until May 15.

Contact: 802-262-6035

As the only college devoted exclusively to graduate fine arts education, VCFA offers artists and writers a transformative and progressive educational experience.

For corona virus updates follow this link: https://vcfa.edu/coronavirus-covid-19-information/

Contact: 866-934-VCFA

  • Vermont Arts Council | DONATE

    The Mission of the Vermont Arts Council is to cultivate and advance the arts and creativity throughout Vermont.

    Contact: 802-828-3291

  • Vermont Humanities Council DONATE

    The Vermont Humanities Council seeks to engage all Vermonters in the world of ideas, foster a culture of thoughtfulness, and inspire a lifelong love of reading and learning.

    Contact: 802-262-2626

  • Vermont Fiddle Orchestra | DONATE

    Vermont Fiddle Orchestra is a community orchestra open to all levels and ages of player. 35 to 40 orchestra members meet regularly to rehearse and prepare programs.

  • Vermont Mountaineers | DONATE

    Contact: 802-223-5224