Safer Society Receives Grant from Vermont Community Foundation to Support New Circle Mentoring

Safer Society Foundation recently received a $3,000 grant from the Vermont Community Foundation’s Spark! Connecting Community grant program. This grant will go toward expanding Safer Society’s New Circle Mentoring Program for children impacted by parental incarceration. This year, the goal is to double the number of children presently served by the program.

“With the support and guidance from their mentors, New Circle mentees build trusting relationships, make community connections, achieve academic goals, and explore fun activities.” Erika Linskey – Program Director

The Spark! Connecting Community grant program puts building and nurturing community front and center. The Foundation aims to support the work happening throughout Vermont’s 251 towns that builds social capital. These grants—where a small amount can make a big difference—are intended to light the spark that keeps Vermonters healthy and happy.


Safer Society Foundation is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization located in Brandon, Vermont, since 1982. The organization’s mission is providing services and resources to prevent sexual and social violence and better the lives of people impacted by antisocial behavior. Earnings from the publications of Safer Society Press help fund the work of the Foundation in Vermont. The Press publishes books and videos that help build a society safe from sexual abuse and personal violence. To learn more about us, please visit us at or call us at 802-247-3132.

The Vermont Community Foundation inspires giving and brings people and resources together to make a difference in Vermont. A family of hundreds of funds and foundations, we provide the advice, investment vehicles, and back-office expertise that make it easy for the people who care about Vermont to find and fund the causes they love.

The heart of the Community Foundation’s work is closing the opportunity gap—the divide that leaves too many Vermonters struggling to get ahead, no matter how hard they work. We are aligning our time, energy, and discretionary resources on efforts that provide access to early care and learning, pathways to college and career training, support for youth and families, and community and economic vitality. We envision Vermont at its best—where everyone has the opportunity to build a bright, secure future.

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