Creating Better Places with Crowdgranting

Posted on 11/30/19 by The AARP Bulletin

Across the state, Vermonters are revitalizing their downtowns and neighborhoods. In an effort to explore more collaborative funding for these projects, AARP Vermont and community partners developed the Better Places: Place-Based Crowdgranting Program.

The partners showcased their efforts recently at three statewide workshops. Representatives from 85 localities learned how to spark community renewal through DIY efforts, such as public gardens and parklets.

In 2020, AARP Vermont is planning “crowdgranting,” which combines community member donations with matching funds from state and other sponsors.

Want to learn more? Attend a workshop? Request a “recipe book” of project ideas by emailing kstoddardpoor@aarp.org or by calling 802-951-1313. Stay apprised at aarp.org/vt.

This story is provided by AARP Vermont. Visit the AARP Vermont page for more news, events, and programs affecting retirement, health care, and more.

More from AARP in Montpelier

Upcoming AARP Events

View All AARP Events »

AARP Member Card

Join or Renew Today

JOIN FOR JUST $16 A YEAR

  • Immediate access to your member benefits
  • Discounts on travel and everyday savings
  • Subscription to the award-winning AARP The Magazine
  • An ally on the issues that matter most to you in Montpelier
  • Free membership for your spouse or partner
JOIN NOW