Thank you for your commitment to strengthening the early childhood system and improving the well-being of Vermont’s children and their families.

BBF is Vermont’s early childhood public-private partnership charged under Title 33, Chapter 46, and the Federal Head Start Act to serve as Vermont’s Early Childhood State Advisory Council Network, the mechanism used to advise the Governor and legislature on the well-being of children in the prenatal period through age eight and their families.

Securely donate online through this link or by check to 600 Blair Park, Suite 160, Williston VT 05495. Thank you!


Donation Initiatives


BBF General Fund

Making a donation to the BBF general fund provides support for BBF’s primary initiatives including but not limited to supporting 12 regional councils; monitoring Vermont’s early childhood system and national policy priorities;  using evidence and data to inform policy and decision-making; family and community partnership and engagement; bringing cross-sector stakeholders together to coordinate and develop strategies toward key initiatives (i.e. preK, child care, nutrition, early identification, early childhood and family mental health, etc.); and serving as the primary advisor to the Governor and legislature on the well-being of children and families.

Vermont Early Childhood Fund

The Vermont Early Childhood Fund (VECF) was developed to support creative solutions that will improve the well-being of children (prenatal-age 8), families, as well as the Vermont communities in which they live. This fund prioritizes funding towards the needs of communities and recognizes our 12 regional councils as the early childhood experts within communities to identify those needs. In our inaugural year, the VECF provided $100,000 in grant funds generously donated by a single private donor. We are now accepting donations to build this fund for FY22 and beyond!


PicoSummit365 is a campaign to raise awareness of, and funding for, Building Bright Futures (BBF). Randy Crossman from Rutland, VT has committed to summiting Pico Mountain 365 times this year for BBF in effort to promote the well-being of children and families in Vermont. His question to you is: “How are you building a love for outdoor activity and lifelong health and well-being in your kids or in the kids you’re working with?” You can follow his journey on Facebook at PicoSummit365. As of November 14, 2021 he completed 150 summits up Pico Mountain in 146 days, logging 500 miles climbed and 295,050 ft of elevation total. You can support this effort with a one-time donation or commit to sponsoring each summit he completes by clicking here.

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