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

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!

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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Provide Food and Fuel for Your Neighbors

It’s no secret that increased costs and a challenging housing market are negatively impacting Vermonters right now. The current economic strains make it even more challenging for our low-income neighbors, especially seniors on fixed incomes, to afford basic necessities. Visits to Capstone's Food Shelf have increased by 40% since last spring and Capstone staff received 5,755 calls from July, 2021 to June, 2022 about heating assistance.

In the next year, thousands of Central Vermonters will visit Capstone for nutritious meals as well as support to keep their homes warm and safe. None of this work would be possible without the continued support of our dedicated donors.

Our 7th annual Fuel Your Neighbors campaign, powered by VSECU, starts on Giving Tuesday (November 29) to raise $300,000 in 100 days for our emergency food and heating assistance programs. Please help ensure no Vermonters have to choose between heating their home and feeding their families this winter.

Your gift made today will double its impact with a $1 for $1 match thanks to our generous community partners, VSECU and The Alchemist.

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2021 By The Numbers

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Capstone All Staff Day 2022

Capstone Staff enjoyed a day of outdoors, connection, and fun at Hosmer Point Camp.

Home Heating & Utility Assistance

Capstone Community Action Surpasses Fundraising Goal for Fuel Your Neighbors

A campaign providing emergency food and heating assistance this winter.

Head Start

Capstone Head Start and Others Collaborate on STEM Education

ECHO, Leahy Center for Lake Champlain and Capstone Community Action’s Head Start are collaborating on an exciting STEM enrichment grant project for preschool classrooms.

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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