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UPDATED Grant Application Forms are now online.
Please use these NEW FORMS for any
2014-15 or summer '15 applications.


In 1982, THE HAYES FOUNDATION was organized to provide educational and financial support for bright and motivated children living in Rutland County, Vermont. Highly capable and intellectually ambitious children are encouraged to seek rich and challenging learning experiences. The Hayes Foundation provides a variety of resources for these young people and their families:

  • Furnishing information about suitable programs that challenge and nurture intellectual promise (see our Links - Resources page for suggestions)

  • Offering need-based financial grants to support the learning experiences of children who demonstrate intellectual promise: School-year Study Grants and Summer Study Grants

  • Collaborating with three Vermont summer camps to provide financial assistance to campers from Rutland County. Financial aid and applications are directly through the individual camps.
The Hayes Foundation looks forward to hearing from the young people of Rutland County. The Board meets regularly to discuss applications for support. In the years since our founding, the Hayes Foundation has provided hundreds of Rutland County children with challenging and enriching educational experiences and financial support for their learning endeavors.

The Hayes Foundation supports youth residing in Rutland County, Vermont. The Foundation does not discriminate in any of its policies, procedures, or practices on the basis of sex, religion, color, national origin, sexual orientation, medical condition, or physical handicap.