- Anne Slade Frey Charitable Trust
The Anne Slade Frey Charitable Trust was founded in 1992 by long-time Upper Valley activist Anne Slade Frey and a circle of friends. It was established to promote innovation and creativity in education, the arts, nonviolence and social justice.
- The Chicago Community Foundation
The Chicago Community Foundation is the corporate affiliate of The Chicago Community Trust, which believes that investing in talented nonprofit leaders benefits their organization, their fields and the entire sector. Furthermore, they believe there is a need to increase diversity among the leadership ranks and to prepare for transition as current leaders retire. The Chicago Community Trust Fellowship offers professional development opportunities for both emerging and experienced leaders who are open to new learning, have a track record of accomplishments, have potential for significant community impact and demonstrate commitment to building strong nonprofit and public sectors.
- The Howard P. Colhoun Family Foundation, Inc.
The primary purpose of the Howard P. Colhoun Family Foundation, Inc. is to supports the charitable purpose of many non-profit organizations.
- Dilmaghani Foundation
Margot Dilmaghani is a highly talented Classical musician and an ardent supporter of women’s issues.
- Mascoma Savings Bank Foundation
The Mascoma Savings Bank Foundation seeks to offer grants to 501 (c)(3) not-for-profit organizations which help fund activities that strengthen community organizations as they pursue their mission and help initiate projects that improve life within the Bank’s service area.
Founded in 1851 in Springfield, Massachusettes, MassMutual is owned by its members and participating policyholders, who have traditionally supported the larger community through their generous donations.
- Red Lion Foundation
Red Lion foundation is a new Charitable Organization run by and funded by Mediacom London, which invests in the local community and more importantly invest in the future by funding young school students through University in a Media related discipline.
- Schwab Charitable Fund
Schwab Charitiable Fund seeks to increase charitable giving in the United States by offering advantageous ways to give, useful information and unbiased guidance.
- Sunrise Foundation
The Sunrise Foundation is a non-denominational Spiritualist organization which supports various organizations and people in their attempts to make the world a better place.
- Thompson Trust
The Will of Thomas Thompson in 1867, established a trust fund “for or towards the relief and support of poor seamstresses, needle-women and shop girls, who may be in the temporary need from want of employment, sickness, or misfortune, in the towns of Brattleboro, Vermont and Rhinebeck, Dutchess County, New York, the amount being equally divided between the two towns.”
Currently, the Thompson Trust limits its distribution of funds to organizations located in Windham County, Vermont, or in Dutchess County, New York, which predominately serves residents located in those areas. While the Will defined Thompson’s charitable purposes rather narrowly (as was practiced with 19th Century philanthropy), successive court decrees in the 20th Century have expanded the aims of the trust. The Trustees are now authorized to make grants to charitable organizations whose work and purposes promote health, education or the general social or civic betterment in the stated geographical areas; but the Trustees continue to place particular emphasis on healthcare and other social services.
- The Voelbel Family Fund in Partnership with the Twin Cities Christian Foundation
The Twin Cities Christian Foundation enables followers of Christ to give wisely, creatively, and generously to the causes they care about.
- Vershire Riding School
Sarah Wright-Swain, Director of the VRS, and her family strongly believe in HJWT’s purpose and mission to stop the generational cycle of abuse.
- W.K. Kellogg Foundation
The W.K. Kellogg Foundation supports children, families, and communities as they strengthen and create conditions that propel vulnerable children to achieve success as individuals and as contributors to the larger community and society.
- Vermont Bar Foundation:
The VBF has supported the HJWT Legal Empowerment Assistance Program (LEAP) and the work of Robin Goodrum for over five years.
The VBF grant money comes from interest on trust accounts established by lawyers to hold client's money, called
non-segregated client funds. The VBF awards grants to organizations that support public education, awareness and access to
the legal system in Vermont.
- Mill Foundation:
A private family foundation that enables Brandy Todd to continue her work as a paralegal and client services coordinator at
- Schultz Foundation:
A family foundation that supports the work of HJWT in Vermont.
- Schultz-Blackwell Trust:
A private family foundation that has funded the work of HJWT in the Northeast Kingdom area of Vermont since 2006.
- Michael Bolton Charities:
Provides assistance to children and women "at risk" in an attempt to lessen children's and women's vulnerability to the
damaging effects of poverty and emotional, physical and sexual abuse.
- Foundation for the Improvement of Justice:
Wynona was nominated to receive an award from this organization by Susan Sweetzer, a former awardee and former Vermont
legislator from Chittenden County. The Foundation for Improvement of Justice, Inc. was founded to encourage improvement in
our various systems of justice through both recognition and reward. This purpose is accomplished through an annual awards
program, which honors innovative and effective efforts by individuals and groups.
- Equal Justice Works:
Equal Justice Works (formerly the National Association for Public Interest Law) was founded in 1986 by law students dedicated
to working for equal justice on behalf of underserved communities and causes. Today, Equal Justice Works is the national
leader in creating summer and postgraduate public interest opportunities for law students and lawyers as well as in urging
more public interest programming at law schools.
- Vermont Law School and the South Royalton Legal Clinic:
VLS first supported Wynona as a non-profit fudiciary and with an office at the SRLC. All the attorneys at the SRLC served as
legal mentors for Wynona when she was a student and when she served as a legal intern.
- Department of Justice:
The United States Department of Justice Violence Against Women Office Rural Domestic Violence and Child Victimization Program
has allowed for the expansion of the HJWT organization possible in Windham and Bennington counties through an 18-month grant.
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- Lifetime Achievement Award:
Wynona received the "Champion" award from Lifetime Television and received a $10,000 prize that enabled her to continue her
work at HJWT until the end of 2003. This award was presented to a woman who overcame "...seemingly insurmountable odds to
create a positive change for herself or others" - News Release
AmeriCorps is a network of national service programs that engage more than 50,000 Americans each year in intensive service to
meet critical needs in education, public safety, health, and the environment. AmeriCorps*VISTA members have been helping
bring individuals and communities out of poverty. Members serve full-time for a year in nonprofit, public agencies and faith
based groups throughout the country.
- Grace River Foundation:
An anonymous donation was given to Have Justice Will Travel by the trustees of this foundation in the fall of 2002. Wynona
and the rest of the staff were honored to receive this donation.
- ALCES Foundation:
The Women in Transition Support Group was made possible by the ALCES Foundation. The ALCES Foundation helps people find
pathways to a better life through education, access to healthcare, and fostering greater respect for the people and
environment that surround us.
- Bronfman Foundation:
A private family foundation from Washington D.C. has enabled Kate to continue her work at HJWT.
- Vermont Community Foundation:
The Vermont Community Foundation has helped Have Justice--Will Travel in many ways. They are responsible for a donation to
increase HJWT's services to Lamoille County. The Vermont Community Foundation is a philanthropic resource. Their mission
statement is "to identify emerging issues and underserved populations that will benefit most from private charitable funds."
- Lintilhac Foundation, Inc.:
A private foundation located in Vermont, the Lintilhac foundation. Grant making by the Lintilhac Foundation is directed
towards the medical, social and educational needs of Vermonters.
- The National Association for Public Interest Law (NAPIL):
A coalition of equal-justice law-student groups from across the United States, through a $32,500 fellowship in 1998 and a
$16,250 grant in 1999.
- The Vermont Women's Fund in the form of a $10,000 grant in 1999 and a $5,000 grant in 2000.
The funds from these two organizations allowed HJWT to provide free legal services for abused women in Vermont, including
representation in relief from abuse, divorce, parentage, child custody and visitation, and child support hearings. HJWT also
provided transportation for clients to and from court hearings, for social service appointments, and for court ordered
supervised visits for children. In-home consultations were an integral part of the services provided.
Innovators for the Public: an international organization that funds social entrepreneurs with new and
innovative ideas for solving social problems. In September 2000, Wynona was chosen as one of the first US Ashoka fellows and
will receive $40,000 a year for 3 years.
- The Lyndhurst Foundation:
Wynona was awarded the Lyndhurst Foundation prize in the year 2000 for her work with HJWT.
This award is given to select individuals who have made distinctive contributions in the arts, community service, and
HJWT received a $5,000 grant from one individual to continue helping Vermont women and children.