We can't achieve our goal alone. We're building this movement in partnership with philanthropic organizations, government, business, health care, community nonprofits, and YOU to ensure success.


Anchor funders The A.D. Henderson Foundation and the Turrell Fund have led our philanthropic charge, enabling The Permanent Fund to raise over $35 million from local and regional foundations, businesses and individual philanthropists. Check back here soon for a complete listing of our investors.


We partner with business groups and leaders to help Vermont’s economy thrive:            

  • Vermont Business Roundtable
  • Vermont Businesses for Social Responsibility
  • Vermont Early Childhood Business Council
  • Lake Champlain Regional Chamber of Commerce
  • Main Street Alliance


We’re working with thought leaders and health care administrators on an innovative effort to integrate health care and child care:

  • University of Vermont Health Network
  • University of Vermont Medical Center
  • Developmental & Behavioral Pediatrics
  • Green Mountain Care Board


We recognize that innovative technology must play a key role in a new child care system—to enhance efficiency, accuracy, consistency, accessibility, and communication—for providers, parents and state agencies. To ensure we’re aligned with Vermont’s existing educational initiatives in this area we partner with:

  • South Burlington School District
  • Community College of Vermont
  • The Emergent Media Center at Champlain College


Meeting the needs of children and families requires community collaboration beyond the walls of a child care program. To ensure the development of a holistic system we work with:

  • Building Bright Futures
  • Hunger Free Vermont
  • Lund
  • Howard Center
  • Vermont Association for the Education of Young Children
  • Vermont Child Care Providers Association
  • Vermont Association of Child Care Resource & Referral Agencies
  • Vermont Parent Child Center Network


We work with Vermont’s Administration and legislators across the aisle to build support in the State House for high-quality, affordable  child care:

  • Administration
  • Vermont House & Senate
  • Agency of Education
  • Agency of Human Services
  • Vermont Commission on Women