Hayes Foundation grants, including team grants, are available ONLY to residents of Rutland County, Vermont and out-of-county students enrolled in Rutland County schools. Rutland County comprises the following cities and towns:  Benson‎ • Brandon‎‎ • Castleton‎‎ • Chittenden‎‎ • Clarendon‎‎ • Danby‎‎ • Fair Haven‎‎ • Hubbardton‎ • Ira‎‎ • Killington‎ • Mendon‎‎ • Middletown Springs‎ • Mount Holly‎ • Mount Tabor‎ • Pawlet‎‎ • Pittsfield‎‎ • Pittsford‎‎ • Poultney‎‎ • Proctor‎‎ • Rutland‎ • ‎Shrewsbury‎‎ • Tinmouth‎ • Wallingford‎‎ • Wells‎‎ • West Haven‎‎ • West Rutland‎

TEAM grants

Team Grants help elementary, middle- and high-school teams that have specific goals or achievements in a variety of sanctioned competitions. All team members must reside in Rutland County, Vermont.


P.O.Box  1257 • Rutland, VT 05701 • 802-417-2170


Throughout the year, the Hayes Foundation selectively supports Rutland County organizations that provide enrichment programming. If you are interested in discussing a partnership, please contact us.

IndivIDUAL Grants

Individual Grants give highly motivated young people the opportunity to participate in partial or full-year academic and summer enrichment courses, live or online, and selective visual and performing arts programs.


The Hayes Foundation provides two types of grants to young people wishing to pursue areas of interest: Individual Grants and Team Grants (such as for Odyssey of the Mind or First Lego League, for example) for teams meeting certain criteria.

For general procedures or to download applications, go to our
Forms & Info page.