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Thank you for considering a tax-deductible donation to the Vermont Children’s Trust Foundation. We are fortunate to live in a community with a strong commitment to children. Your generosity is greatly appreciated. 

VCTF is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. All gifts to the VCTF are tax deductible. If you have any questions, please call Linda Allen or Fagan Hart at 888-475-5437.

Cash Contributions

Cash donations are an easy method of giving. You may make an immediate gift, or pledge an amount to be paid over a period of three years.

Donate online by using our secure option (see box at right). Contributions by credit card, check or money order (payable to VCTF) can be mailed to :

Vermont Children's Trust Foundation
95 St. Paul Street, Suite 330
Burlington, VT 05401

You may also donate by calling: 888.475.5437

United Way Gift

Designate the Vermont Children's Trust Foundation for your United Way Gift—you can designate all or part of your United Way gift to the Vermont Children's Trust Foundation. Ask the United Way for details.

Making a Gift of Appreciated Stocks of Securities or Mutual Funds

By giving appreciated stock directly to VCTF, you may avoid hefty capital gains taxes and also receive a charitable deduction for the full fair market value of the stock at the time of the gift. Gifts of appreciated stock generally offer a greater tax benefit (up to 30% of adjusted gross income) than cash. It is important to check with your attorney or financial advisor in any gift planning to make sure that you are choosing the best way to achieve your personal and charitable goals. To make a gift of stock, have your broker or trust officer contact Linda Allen.

Matching Gifts

Matching gifts can double or even triple your contribution to the VCTF. These gifts are an important source of income to the VCTF.  Please explore your company’s gift matching policy.  If you work for a matching gift company, you must request a matching gift form from your employer's Human Resources Department, complete it and return it to the VCTF.

Include VCTF in Your Will

By including VCTF in your will, you ensure that your support of the VCTF mission continues in perpetuity. Such a contribution also helps ensure that VCTF services continue to reach those most in need for years to come. A bequest in a will or other estate plan can be made for a specific dollar amount, a percentage, or the remainder of an estate.  For more information about charitable remainder trusts, bequests, retirement plans or estate planning, please contact: Linda Allen

Other Methods of Planned Giving

There are a number of ways in which your planned gifts to VCTF can ensure VCTF’s future ability to serve children and families in Vermont.

  • Designate VCTF as a beneficiary of your life insurance policy or pension plan.
  • Establish a flexible living trust or a charitable remainder trust that provides assets to VCTF while continuing to provide you the full use and benefit of those assets during your lifetime.

VCTF encourages contributions of stock, real estate, personal property, insurance proceeds, etc. that are highly appreciated. Gifts of highly appreciated assets provide donors with a greater opportunity to maximize charitable tax deductions.

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