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The Rowland Foundation Inc.


Last Updated: 2016-07-23

At A Glance

The Rowland Foundation Inc.

P.O. Box 88

South Londonderry, VT United States 05155-0088

Telephone: (802) 824-6400


Type of Grantmaker

Independent foundation

Financial Data

(yr. ended 2015-06-30)

Assets: $14,213,664

Total giving: $500,000






Established in 2008 in VT

Purpose and Activities

The foundation provides Vermont secondary school educators with a unique professional development and leadership opportunity, and the resources to positively affect the culture and climate of their respective schools.

Program Area(s)

The grantmaker has identified the following area(s) of interest:

Grants to Individuals Program

Fellowships to VT high school teachers seeking professional development and leadership opportunities to positively affect the culture and climate at their schools. .

Rowland Fellowships

Each year, up to ten Vermont secondary school educators will be chosen as Rowland Fellows, whereby their schools will receive a $100,000 grant to implement a vision to transform an aspect of the school which will positively impact its culture and climate. An initial grant of $50,000 will cover a sabbatical for each fellow (and his/her family, if applicable) to provide an opportunity for travel, research, personal reflection and renewal, and the development of an action plan to be implemented upon the fellow's return to his/her school. An additional $50,000 grant is provided to each school in two installments to support initiatives developed by the fellow. The first $25,000 is made available upon the fellow's return from sabbatical. The balance of the grant is made after a visit by the Executive Director to each school and the submission of a final report.

Fields of Interest

  • Adult education
  • Basic and remedial instruction
  • Education
  • Elementary and secondary education
  • Secondary education
  • Teacher education
Population Groups
  • Academics
  • Adolescents
  • Children and youth
  • Christians
  • Students

Financial Data

Year ended 2015-06-30

Assets: $14,213,664 (market value)

Expenditures: $830,635

Total giving: $500,000

Qualifying distributions: $773,445