Valley Futures has received generous funding through Center For Whole Communities from the following supporters:
Carbon Shredders Carbon Shredders is a Mad River Valley-based conservation and education group, dedicated to helping people and institutions save money on energy costs, create a clean energy future for the community and reduce our collective energy usage and C02 footprint by 10% by 2010 through our “10 by 10″ initiative.
Center For Whole CommunitiesThe Center for Whole Communities creates a more just, balanced and healthy world by exploring, honoring, and deepening the connections among land, people and community.
Friends of the Mad River The Friends of the Mad River is a private, non-profit organization committed to protecting, improving and enhancing the ecological, recreational, and community values of the Mad River and its watershed. Founded in 1990, the Friends work to achieve this goal through research, education, advocacy and cooperative partnerships with neighbors, businesses, governments and other organizations.
Green Mountain Club The Green Mountain Club and its 9500 plus members from across the country share a love for hiking and a commitment to preserving and protecting the Long Trail System for future generations.
Green Mountain Cultural Center Dedicated to promoting the visual and performing arts in the Mad River Valley, this non-profit organization is staffed by committed volunteers seeking to marry the beauty of our valley with the unique talents of local artists and artists of international renown.
Kingsbury Community Farm A permanently protected farm that is available for community uses, promotes educational opportunities, encourages public access to the Mad River and Mad River Path, protects and enhances riparian buffers and habitat, provides permanently affordable housing for farmers and educators associated with the land, and contributes to a community-based food system in the Mad River Valley
Mad River Path Over twenty years ago a group of Mad River Valley visionaries began talking about creating a continuous trail system that would stretch from Warren to Moretown, connecting the communities, schools, recreation areas and centers of commerce. Ideally, the new path would stay as close to the Mad River as possible and be pedestrian-friendly, accommodating walkers, runners, bicyclists, snowshoers and cross-country skiers.
Mad River Valley Chamber of Commerce A comprehensive gateway to business, dining, shopping, and activities in the Mad River Valley.
Mad River Valley Localvore Project Celebrating and supporting local food in the Mad River Valley – those who eat it and those who grow it – through education, community connections, and collective wisdom.
Onion River Exchange A network of individuals, organizations, and businesses who have agreed to exchange their neighborly services for Community Credits.
Rootswork is making space for community to happen. We promote community with projects that foster sustainable agriculture, the exchange of ideas, social events, education, neighborly cooperation, connection to the land. Rootswork is a classroom, a radio station, community gardens, a community center, an historic building. We are a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, member-based organization devoted to providing space, both actual and virtual, for our community to grow and thrive.
Waitsfield Farmer’s Market A three season farmer’s market that serves the Mad River Valley. (organization currently in transition so there is no website at this time)
Vermont Bicycle & Pedestrian Coalition The Vermont Bicycle and Pedestrian Coalition’s mission is to promote bicycling and walking in Vermont, emphasizing access, safety, and education. We hold this vision, that as a result of our work, public attitudes and policies will create an environment across the state that promotes bicycling and walking as safe and valued modes of transportation and recreation.
Vermont Land Trust Founded in 1977, the Vermont Land Trust (VLT) is one of the most effective land trusts in the country. Its primary focus is on permanently conserving productive, recreational, and scenic lands vital to Vermont’s and rural economy and environment.
Waitsfield Conservation Commission The Waitsfield Conservation Commission is authorized to make an inventory and conduct continuing studies of the natural resources of the municipality to assess air, surface and ground waters; soils and their capabilities; mineral and other earth resources; streams, lakes, ponds, wetlands, and floodplains; unique or fragile biologic sites; scenic and recreational resources; plant and animal life, especially the rare and endangered species; prime agricultural and forest land, and other open lands.
Waitsfield Historic District The village of Waitsfield was established early in the 19th century as the commercial center for the rural farming communities of the Mad River Valley.
Yestermorrow Design Build School Yestermorrow Design/Build School inspires people to create a better, more sustainable world by providing hands-on education that integrates design and craft as a creative, interactive process.