VtSHARES is the State Employee workplace giving campaign which offers Employees with the State of Vermont the opportunity to designate payroll deduction donations to specific non-profit(s) organizations serving Vermonters. Green Mountain United Way acts as the umbrella for organizations headquartered in and serving Vermonters within Bennington, Caledonia, Essex, Orange, Orleans, Rutland, Washington, and Windsor Counties.

This year’s application period is now open.

Please return your materials to Green Mountain United Way
by May 2, 2022 at 12pm.

Eligibility criteria have changed and application processes have been updated. Please read the Application Instructions and Application (including the eligibility criteria) closely before applying.

Organizations must provide direct programs or services to Vermonters for one or more of the following areas:

  • Environmental
  • Health and human services
  • Civil and human rights
  • Housing, shelter, emergency relief
  • Food and nutrition
  • Recreation
  • Programs or services for Vermonters with special needs
  • Day, foster, protective, adoption, and shelter care for children, adults, families, and animals

To apply as a NEW nonprofit in 2022 (one that did not participate in the 2021 VtSHARES Campaign) please download the application instructions. New applications are now available.

To Apply as a Renewal Nonprofit (you must have participated in the 2021 VtSHARES Campaign to apply as a Renewal), please download the:

In addition, all applicants must submit a 50-word description about the work each organization does for the regions that they operate in. These descriptions can be different for different parts of the state based on actual work that is happening. This is your organization’s opportunity to connect with potential donors and tell your story!

Please use the following links to submit that description for the appropriate counties:

Questions about applying? Ask Beckie Blouin at For questions, please call 802-613-3989.