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
For Head Start programs use this Online Form

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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.

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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


2024 Emergency Resources For Extreme Weather Events

A compilation of key statewide and local community resources for flooding and extreme weather emergencies.


Reflections: A year of Flood Crisis and Recovery

As we approach the 1-year anniversary of the historic flooding that devastated so many communities, many challenges persist...Tremendous progress has been made to support flood survivors and address future flooding, but the hard truth is that recovery efforts take years to complete. Vermont has moved through a phase of “immediate response”, is in an active “recovery” state, and will face the prospect of years of “long term” recovery. Capstone is here for the long haul, doing our part to help our communities become more resilient and be part of the solution for our future.


Community Action Network Recognizes 60 Years of Service

Capstone is a proud member of the Community Action Network that was established in 1965. This May, during Community Action Month, we recognize the network's 60 years of service across the country.

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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