Thank you for your interest applying for the Lawson’s Finest Liquids Sunshine Fund!

This application is for nonprofit organizations who would like to be considered for inclusion in our 2025 Sunshine Fund calendar. Each year, a committee of staff volunteers from across the company reviews and selects 24 Vermont-based nonprofit organizations to be featured "on tap" in our Taproom, each receiving 100% guest donations contributed during a two week period of the year.

This application will remain open through August 31, 2024. Applications will be reviewed throughout September and October with all applicants being notified about our decisions in early November.

We consider applications through multiple lenses, including diversity, equity, and inclusion as well as connection to one or more of our four giving priority areas: healthy communities, food & economic security, natural resource protection, and sustainable recreation.

In order to be eligible for this program, organizations must be 501c3 nonprofits or have a 501c3 fiscal sponsor. Organizations must also be based in Vermont.

If you have any questions, please feel free to email our Social Impact Program (SIP) Manager, Carra Cheslin, at sunshine@lawsonsfinest.com

For more information about the Sunshine Fund, including a list of our 2024 Sunshine Fund recipient organizations, visit: https://www.lawsonsfinest.com/sip/sunshine-fund/

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* 1. Nonprofit organization name

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* 2. Nonprofit fiscal sponsor (if applicable)

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* 3. Contact's first name

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* 4. Contact's last name

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* 5. Contact’s title/role at organization

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* 6. Contact’s email address

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* 7. Organization's Mailing Address

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* 8. Organization’s website

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* 9. Location that best describes the area served by your organization’s programs

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* 10. Please enter the approximate percentage of your organization's work that directly supports the following communities:

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* 11. Application Focus:
Below are our four giving priority areas, please select which giving priority best applies to your organization and the project you are applying for funding to support. You may select multiple, if relevant.

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* 12. Organization Description:
At a high level, please describe your organization's mission, programming, and/or scope of work.

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* 13. Project/Program Description:
Please describe the specific project or program for which you seek support. Help us understand why funding this program or project is particularly important.

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* 14. Short Description:
In order for our Taproom team members to verbally explain your organization to our guests, please summarize your organization's work and project in a brief 2 sentence description.

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* 15. Optional: If your organization, project, or program is led by or will support an underserved or marginalized community, please describe that connection here.
This may include but is not limited to individuals identifying as BIPOC, LGBTQ+, disabled, homeless or unhoused, new Americans, low to moderate income, veterans, women, senior citizens, in recovery, or formerly incarcerated.

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* 16. Which bracket below best represents your organization's annual operating budget?

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* 17. IRS 990 Form Upload:
Please upload a copy of organization's most recent IRS 990 form (Return of Organization Exempt From Income Tax)

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* 18. Logo upload:
Please upload a copy of your organization's logo

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* 19. Photo upload (1):
Please upload a photo that displays your organization's work and/or the project or program you are applying for

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* 20. Photo upload (2):
Please upload a photo that displays your organization's work and/or the project or program you are applying for

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* 21. On Tap Timing:
Optional: Should your application be selected for inclusion in the 2025 Sunshine Fund calendar, please let us know if you have a preference for a certain time of the year when your organization would like to be featured "on tap" for any reason.

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* 22. Anything else you’d like to share with us?

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* 23. Would you like to join our Lawson's Finest Liquids email list?

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