All forms are fillable online; we no longer accept mailed applications.
Hayes Foundation grants for individuals are available ONLY to youth 18 and under who are residents of Rutland County, Vermont and out-of-county students enrolled full-time in Rutland County schools.
Individual Grants give highly motivated young people the opportunity to participate in partial or full-year academic and summer enrichment courses and programs, live or online, and selective arts and service programs in the United States and abroad.
The Hayes Foundation funds participation in suitable programs that challenge and nurture intellectual promise (see our Resources page for examples). This can include a wide variety of scholastic and visual and performing arts programs and camps (e.g. fine art, theater, music), as well as international travel, if the experience is sufficiently expansive and in-depth. The foundation does not fund athletic teams, programs, or camps (including dance, gymnastics, and circus programs or camps), and in general is disinclined to fund individual music lessons, “student ambassador” and "student leadership" programs, junkets, field trips, or general tourism (such as teen tours).
If you have concerns that a program you are interested in may not be a fit for a Hayes grant, please contact usbefore beginning an application.
Our 2023 application deadlines are April 1 and June 1. Our board will meet and respond to applications within three weeks of these deadlines. Please plan accordingly, well in advance of your program or competition.
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The Hayes Foundation does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, national origin (ancestry), disability, sexual orientation, or any protected class in any of its grantmaking operations.