We are pleased to announce that applications are now open for the 2021 VtSHARES Campaign. 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 DEADLINE to return your materials to Green Mountain United Way is Monday, May 3, 2021 by 12:00pm.

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 (one that did not participate in the 2020 VtSHARES Campaign) please download the:

To Apply as a Renewal Nonprofit (you must have participated in the 2020 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:

Return all applications to Beckie Blouin at vtshares@gmunitedway.org. For questions, please call 802-613-3989.