2019 RiseVT Amplify Grant Application

RiseVT is excited to financially support a variety of projects by awarding 2019 Amplify Grants to community partners whose projects make the healthy choice the easy choice where we live, work, learn, and play. Amplify Grants range $250-$1,500—the budget of the proposed project must not exceed $1,500. We encourage applicants to apply for only what is needed for your specific project.

After the grant funds have been spent, grantees are required to submit at least one photo and a short blog post (250 to 350 words describing your project) highlighting the most significant change this project provided their community.

Grant checks will be written directly to grantees as listed on the W-9 submitted with the application. Recipients will be recognized on the RiseVT website and in local and social media. Deadline for application is April 19th, 2019.

We encourage you to contact your local program manager for application assistance or with any other questions:

Denise Smith
RiseVT FGI Program Manager

Developing your Proposal

When developing proposals, please address the following criteria. Funding is available for RiseVT community partners that specifically address these areas:

  • Work to address one or more of the CDC strategies to reduce obesity
  • Increase access and reduce barriers to:
    • Physical activity
    • Healthy foods
    • Physical, social, and emotional wellbeing

Additional Guidelines

  • Funds can be used for stipends or one-time funding for staff time related to the project.
  • Funds cannot be used for an organization’s overhead or core business operating expenses.
  • Project activities must take place and funds must be spent/committed in 2019 calendar year.

Amplify Grant submissions are now closed.

Amplify Grant Stories:


Written by Molly McGinty, Librarian, Haston Library In May, 2018, RiseVT granted the Haston Library in Franklin, VT a grant of $300 to support the activities described in our grant proposal. The Haston Library is the home of the Library’s Children’s...


Author: Joy Choquette The old adage, “it’s like riding a bike,” is meant to offer reassurance. Like riding a bike, one’s muscle memory gets built up while engaged in certain tasks. This is good news, particularly for residents of Richford. Here, current and would-be...


Author: Lisa Curry, Teacher at St. Albans Town Educational Center In August, when my returning students, now as second graders, entered my classroom, they noticed something different. Sure, I had changed the theme and rearranged the space as I...


Judy Paxman, Executive Director of the Swanton Arts Council (SAC) in Swanton, Vermont, is known for her creativity and vision in examining situations and topics through her own unique lens. It’s no wonder, then, that she was able to come up...

The Aldis Hill Playground – A Thank You

On behalf of the –Aldis Hill Playground Trust Board of Trustees 2017 RiseVT Mini Grant Project Thank You! The Aldis Hill Playground Trust Board of Trustees extends their sincere appreciation in being awarded a 2017 RiseVT grant of $4,000 for much needed...

Island Trail Running Series

Photo Caption: Frank Driscoll, Rebecca Torrisi, and Laura Ryan running during Island Trail Running Series at Pelots Point Nature Area in North Hero, VT A RiseVT Mini Grant Project During July and August of 2017 Healthy Island and Community Support Inc....

Water Fountains at Bakersfield Elementary Middle School

In 2017 RiseVT supported a Mini Grant Project at Bakersfield School in the amount of $2,500.00 to support the school's effort in embracing healthy lifestyles. The grant funds went to purchasing a water fountain and stainless steel water bottles for all...

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