Main Street Grants


At National Life, we’re grounded on Main Street. We recognize our obligation to help our neighbors protect their families and businesses.

That’s why we partnered with the Preservation Trust of Vermont and the Vermont Community Foundation to launch our Main Street Grants program.

Last year, we awarded more than $85,000 to communities across the state.

St Albans used its grant to transform City Hall Auditorium into a modern performance space with new sound, lighting equipment, curtains and a repaired stage.

Main Street Grants are awarded to communities that have vibrant downtowns and a vision towards the future.

We look for applications from Vermont State Designated Downtown Organizations that have:

  • opportunities to build community by bringing people together,

  • a realistic, well-planned approach to underlying issues or needs,

  • a base of support,

  • a committed and skilled leadership team, and

  • clear, measurable outcomes.

Could your community benefit from a Main Street Grant? Find out how you can apply here.

Matt Kane