Major Funders

A little more than a third of Local Motion's budget comes from grants from and contracts with various public and private funders.  From our "Bike Ped Planning" contract with the Chittenden County Regional Planning Commission to a capacity-building grant from the Ben & Jerry's Foundation, there are many sources of funding that make our work possible.  Together with our business sponsors and our many individual members, these funders allow Local Motion to be a true statewide advocate for walking and biking.

VTrans Bike-Ped Program

The intent of the VTrans Bicycle and Pedestrian Program is to improve access and safety for bicyclists and/or pedestrians through the planning, design, and construction of infrastructure projects. This program provides funding for either a scoping study or a design/construction project for various facilities. These facilities include bicycle lanes, shoulders, sidewalks, pedestrian crossing improvements and signals, and shared-use paths.

Visit the VTrans Bike/Pedestrian Program homepage


Go Vermont

Go Vermont is a resource for Vermonters who want to reduce the cost and environmental impact of driving. They offer free carpool matching and vanpool services, statewide bus routes, and resources to help promote more efficient travel options at work and home. The Go! Vermont Bus Network has new city-to-city bus routes operated by Vermont Translines that include service to Albany, NY and Hanover, NH.

Visit the Go VT homepage


Vermont Governor's Highway Safety Program

The VT-GHSP is working towards the goal of "Zero Deaths" by promoting highway safety awareness through education and enforcement. As part of the VTrans family, they are committed to making a positive impact on peoples' lives and providing a safe, reliable, and multimodal transportation system that promotes Vermont's quality of life and economic well-being. They foster and expand local partnerships within the State of Vermont Agencies, State and Local Law Enforcement, and private partners to achieve their goals. 

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Chittenden County Regional Planning Commission

The CCRPC is one of eleven commissions serving Vermont municipalities. It operates under the Vermont Municipal and Regional Planning and Development Act, conducting metropolitan transportation planning projects. Each year the Commission approves a Budget and Work Plan which outline the organization's efforts to best meet the needs of the CCRPC municipalities.

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Vermont Children's Trust

The Vermont Children's Trust Foundation promotes the well-being of children and families in Vermont by raising funds for community-based prevention programs. This ground up approach makes sure children are safe and secure, they make wise choices, they are prepared to be good students, and are encouraged to feel good about themselves. These programs include after-school programs, high quality child care and preschool, literacy initiatives, parenting education, mentoring programs, and Teen Centers.

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High Meadows Fund

The High Meadows Fund promotes vibrant communities and a healthy environment while encouraging long term economic vitality in Vermont. They focus on counteracting the effects of climate change on Vermont's communities and working landscape through land use, energy, and sustainable agriculture. They do their work through charitable grant making, research, convenings, direct engagement of their staff, and investing for mission impact.

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Lintilhac Foundation

The Lintilhac Foundation's central purpose is to support organizations that are making sustainable, positive change for Vermont's environment and its people. They provide Vermonters the information and resources they need to control their environmental destinies and strong traditions of democratic engagement. Their three core giving areas are water quality, energy, and conservation.

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Virginia Wellington Cabot Foundation

The Virginia Wellington Cabot Foundation benefits mankind through the practice of responsible philanthropy. The Foundation has established a giving policy guided as much by the degree of personal, volunteer commitment a by subject matter. Beneficiaries of the Foundation typically consist of organizations known to and sponsored by the descendants of Tom and Virginia Cabot. 

Visit the Cabot-Wellington homepage


Lake Champlain Byways Program

The Lake Champlain Byway follows the Northern part of Lake Champlain for 185 miles and offers remarkable opportunities for outdoor recreation. It is compromised of 22 communities along this route and more than 200 intrinsic resource sites managed by government entities and non-profits. The spectacular scenery, vital historic towns and cities, and exceptional arts, culture, and history along this course make it plentiful for year round activities.  The Byway is managed by the Lake Champlain Byway Council.

Visit the Byways homepage


UVM Children's Hospital

The University of Vermont Children's Hospital offers a welcoming child and family-friendly atmosphere with high-quality pediatric care. From the maternity unit to the emergency department and from their Children's Specialty Center to their pediatric primary care clinics, they know that nothing is more important then the health of your child. 

Visit UVM Children's homepage


Rise VT

RiseVT is a community initiative to embrace healthy lifestyles. They motivate, inspire, and work with individuals and families to help them make small changes in their lives that will have a big impact on their health. They also have Health Advocates around Franklin and Grand Isle to work with schools, businesses, and municipalities to create an environment where the healthy choice is the easiest choice. 

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Ben & Jerry's Foundation

The Ben & Jerry's Foundation is interested in furthering social justice, protecting the environment, and supporting sustainable food systems. They are committed to supporting non-violent, thoughtful, and strategic approaches that are utilizing grassroots organizing strategies to work for social change. They give back to Vermont communities through small grant programs and the community service projects of the Vermont Community Action Teams.

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