Shelburne News: SCHIP awards $40k in Fall round of grants

The Shelburne, Charlotte, Hinesburg Interfaith Project has announced its autumn 2023 grant awards.

A total of $39,188 was awarded to 16 nonprofits that met the criteria of serving people in a variety of ways.

The recipients included: Age Well, Carpenter-Carse Library, Champlain Housing Trust, Community Cares for Champlain Valley Union High School, CVU Mongolia Educational, Hinesburg Community Resource Center, Hinesburg Community School, Hyperbaric Vermont, Joint Urban Ministry Project (JUMP), New Village, Prevent Child Abuse, ReSOURCE, Shelburne Community School Parent-Teacher Organization, Shelburne Rescue, Sustainable Charlotte and Vermont Association for the Blind.

The award to Shelburne Rescue was the first in the newly established major grants category. Grants funded in this category can range up to $15,000 and are designed to provide seed money to be used for future self-sustaining projects.

These awards are made possible as a result of the interfaith project’s mission to raise funds through the sale of donated, gently used clothing, household items, accessories, art and collectibles at its resale shop in the yellow building on Route 7, next to the town offices. Since the first grants given in April 2005, more than $867,600 has been distributed.

SCHIP accepts grant applications twice a year. The deadlines are March 15 and Sept. 15 of each year. The maximum grant size is $3,000 for routine grants and $15,000 for major ones. Application forms are available at

To volunteer or donate, call 802-985-3595.

Participating faith communities are: All Souls Interfaith Gathering, Shelburne; Charlotte Congregational Church; Hinesburg United Church; Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Catholic Church, Charlotte; Shelburne United Methodist Church; St. Catherine of Siena Catholic Church, Shelburne; St. Jude’s Catholic Church, Hinesburg; and Trinity Episcopal Church, Shelburne.

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