Who We Are

Since 1965, we have supported individuals and families in Central Vermont to achieve stability and rise out of poverty. We focus on making ends meet, building stronger families, creating warm and healthy homes, and opening doors to economic opportunity. 

Get in touch with us today to learn more and get started with support that works for you!

Call (800) 639-1053 Monday through Friday 8am-4:30pm or
Complete our Online Form anytime. For Head Start programs use this Online Form

View of Vermont mountain range in the countryside 

At Capstone Community Action we improve the lives of Vermonters in need by providing opportunities, education, and vital assistance. By breaking down the barriers that prevent people from thriving, we offer the hope people need, the dignity everyone deserves, and a better community for all.

Call to Action!

Picture of Mary Johnson, Capstone employee

Support Neighbors Navigating Challenging Times

Capstone financial coach, Mary Johnson (left), recently supported Diana* through a complex point in her life. A single mom of two teenagers, without a car, and living in a motel due to a recent eviction, Diana was simultaneously fired from her job and diagnosed with cancer. Mary helped her enroll in Reach Up and improve her financial skills, and worked with Diana for a year in individual meetings and classes.

Fast forward to today, Diana has a new job, is paying down debt and starting to improve her credit score. Most importantly, she is excited to restart her life with greater stability and independence!  *Note: Name has been changed to protect privacy.

Together, we can make these stories of a community that cares a reality. Your donation empowers our neighbors to build security in the face of adversity.

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2023 By The Numbers

Vermonters Served
Homes weatherized
Vermonters fed through our food shelf
Vermonters stayed warm with emergency heating services

Capstone News

Keep up to date with all things Capstone


National EITC Day with Congresswoman Becca Balint

On January 26th, to mark National Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) Day, Rep. Becca Balint was joined by state and local representatives and advocacy groups at Capstone Community Action to raise awareness of the tax credits available to Vermonters.


Vermont Emergency Eats Program Delivers Significant Economic Impact

$700K program produced 49,000 meals plus an additional $1.2M in local spending


Brook Street School Mural Project

Capstone Community Action envisions an original mural inspired by early children’s literature on the street-facing retaining wall at the Brook Street School in Barre Vermont. A call for artists is open, deadline for submissions is January 31, 2024.

A Participant's Story

“I’ve worked with Sue Rossi at Capstone since the 90’s for fuel assistance. I need to keep warm and this program helps me do that. I’ve also had weatherization twice in my house. I just feel very honestly that this is a godsend and a blessing. ”
- Marcia Kepnes, speaking about LIHEAP and Capstone support
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