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Our Impact in FY22

Front cover of BBF Impact Report FY22

The newly released 2022 Impact Report provides an overview of Building Bright Futures’ finances, recognizes our donors, and outlines the ways that BBF’s robust 450+ person network carried out our primary functions in FY22: to advise, monitor, convene, respond, and empower. 

Here are three highlights:

1. BBF established the Vermont Early Childhood Fund, awarding $100,000 of private funds to help address barriers in the system and make impactful connections with Regional Councils. Projects were selected to address emerging community needs through regional creative solutions, including anti-racism training for early childhood educators in Chittenden County, meeting family transportation needs through gas cards and auto repairs in Franklin/Grand Isle, and purchasing vision and screening equipment for the Bennington Children’s Integrated Services Early Intervention Program.

“At a time when fuel prices are soaring and significantly impacting the financial stability of families, to have funding to support this significant expense has been an incredible blessing.” —A program administrator of the Franklin/Grand Isle transportation project funded by the Vermont Early Childhood Fund

2. One of the most critical roles the Building Bright Futures State Advisory Council Network has is serving as the primary advisor to Vermont’s Governor and Legislature on the well-being of children in the prenatal period through age 8 and their families. In 2022, BBF provided formal advisement 36 times and was selected to oversee the Child Care and Early Childhood Education Systems Analysis called for under Act 45. BBF worked closely with contractors, with coordination and input from the Governor’s Office, Agency leaders, the Legislature, a 50-person cross-agency advisory committee, and over 400 early childhood stakeholders.

3. BBF plays a critical role in monitoring Vermont’s early childhood system and has a proven track record of supporting the state in capturing, compiling, and producing high-quality cross-sector data. Learn more about issues impacting children and families in 2022 in the newest edition of The State of Vermont’s Children, BBF’s annual data report.

Thank you to all those who helped BBF to support Vermont’s young children and families in FY22. We look forward to another productive year ahead!

Read the Impact Report:

Cover of Impact Report 2022, showing students and teacher on a path toward a meadow and a hillside

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