NEFCU ends 2021 with major support for community organizations

WILLISTON, VT (January 10, 2022) — To continue fulfilling its mission of promoting and improving the economic well-being of its members and the communities it serves, and to support challenges communities face with housing, nutrition and healthcare, New England Federal Credit Union (NEFCU) is pleased to announce a number of year-end donations for 2021:

Committee on Temporary Shelter: $20,000. Since 1982, COTS has advocated for solutions to end homelessness, providing shelter, services, and long-term housing for homeless Vermonters.

Community Health Centers of Burlington: $10,000. Originating as the People’s Free Clinic in Burlington in 1971, Community Health Centers of Burlington provides exceptional health care to all people under an umbrella of comprehensive services.

Champlain Housing Trust: $5,000. CHT strengthens the communities of northwest Vermont by providing permanently affordable homes and related community assets.

Franklin County Home Health: $5,000. FCHHA offers a full range of rehabilitative therapies, hospice service, and palliative care to people of all ages in Franklin County.

Martha’s Community Kitchen: $5,000. Created in 1983 by local churches, Martha’s Community Kitchen meets the basic needs of food, companionship, and hope through compassionate service.

United Way of Northwest Vermont: $5,000. UWNV builds a stronger northwest Vermont by supporting education, financial stability, and the health of all people in Chittenden, Franklin, and Grand Isle Counties.

Tim’s House: $5,000. Tim’s House Shelter, named after community advocate Timothy Bovat, serves individuals and families experiencing homelessness in the Franklin and Grand Isle areas.

Williston Community Food Shelf : $2,500.00. Launched in 2008 by a group of dedicated community volunteers, WCFS is dedicated to the mission of feeding neighbors in need.

COTS: Back Row, l to r: Mike Bouffard, NEFCU; Rebekah Mott, COTS; Tammy Santamore, COTS; Jason Pidgeon, NEFCU. Front Row, l to r: Kristin LaPointe (NEFCU); Cassandra Ellison (NEFCU)

About NEFCU (VT)

New England Federal Credit Union (NEFCU), headquartered in Williston, Vermont, is a member-owned financial institution serving Vermont and select counties in New Hampshire. For more information about membership requirements and benefits, visit


Simeon Chapin
Head of Social Impact


Molly Walsh
The Vermont Community Foundation
802-388-3355 ext. 264  

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