Grant Opportunities

When looking for funding and grants, there are many resources for free and for fee on the Internet. Below are just a few suggestions on where to start your research.

  1. Foundation Center
    The Foundation Center provides both training and research information on corporate and foundation grant programs. Some services are free, but most are for a training fee or fee for database use. The Center also has offices in Atlanta, Cleveland, New York, San Francisco and Washington DC. The foundation database houses a collection of data of over 74,000 foundations, corporate giving programs, and grant-making public charities. The grants database is a collection of more than 250,000 grants.
  2. Guidestar
    An excellent source of IRS 990 forms for both private and corporate foundations and other non-profit organizations.
  3. Chronicle of Philanthropy
    The Chronicle is a newspaper for non-profit news publishing fundraising trends, resources, and recent grants.
  4. Non-profit Times
    Non-profit management newspaper.
  5. Hoovers
    Hoovers profiles more than 12 million U.S. companies. It is a great source for employee contact information.
  6. Fortune Magazine
    A resource for identifying companies by state and industry.
  7. Leadership Directories 
  8. Google, Yahoo Finance, and other general search engines.
  9. Newspapers and magazines like the Wall Street Journal, Newsweek, New York Times.

Commercial Members

We value our relationship with the outstanding commercial members of VRPA.  We encourage our members to utilize the services and products offered from our commercial members.  Click the button to view our commercial members.

Media List

A file containing a listing of Vermont media outlets and their contact information. You must be a VRPA Member to access this file

Job Postings

The Vermont Recreation & Parks Association (VRPA) Job Postings is the online resource for park and recreation professionals you won't find anywhere else.

Job Seekers:  Whether you're looking for a new job, or ready to take the next step in your career, we'll help you find the opportunity that's right for you.

Employers:  Target your recruiting and reach qualified park and recreation professionals quickly and easily.

Rec Check-In

The Weekly Recreation Check-In is a members-only benefit, emailed to members each Friday. The Rec Check-In includes an assortment of information including details and registration materials for upcoming events, resource materials and links to relevant websites, member requests for information, training opportunities, grant and funding opportunities, employment opportunities, etc. Members say that the Rec Check-In is a valuable member benefit. 

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