ALTA Good Deeds Foundation Provides Emergency Grant Following Vermont Flooding  

July 27, 2023

The ALTA Good Deeds Foundation awarded a $5,000 emergency grant to the Vermont Main Street Flood Relief Fund. The fund provides grants to Vermont’s small business owners who were impacted by severe rainstorms that caused catastrophic flooding earlier this month. 

Partnering with Capstone Community Action, the relief fund provides grants in the range of $2,500 to $10,000 to cover costs such as equipment replacement, supplies replenishment and cleanup. Donations made to Capstone are restricted for the sole use of the relief fund to ensure they are used for their intended purpose.  

The foundation board awarded the emergency grant to aid Vermont’s small business owners with restoration following the flooding.  

“Vermont communities were devastated by the recent flooding, including many local small businesses,” said ALTA CEO Diane Tomb. “This emergency grant from the ALTA Good Deeds Foundation will be spent on rebuilding not just the businesses themselves but also the thriving community to which they belong.”  

“Many Main Street businesses struggled to survive the pandemic and have now incurred devastating losses from the horrible flooding throughout Vermont,” said Vermont State Treasurer Mike Pieciak. “The generosity of organizations like ALTA Good Deeds Foundation in supporting the Main Street Flood Recovery Fund will be critical to getting businesses across Vermont back on their feet.”  

AGDF Board Chair Mary O’Donnell, CEO of Westcor Land Title Insurance Co., added, “Our thoughts are with those who lost a loved one or no longer have a home or business. In less than three years since the ALTA Good Deeds Foundation was founded, we have awarded $729,000 in grants to 124 community nonprofits in 40 states and Washington, D.C. Because of ALTA members’ support of the foundation, we are able to help return these communities to their former glory. Good deeds truly do grow communities.” 

Contact ALTA at 202-296-3671 or [email protected].