Vermont Women's Fund Awards Grant for Community Classroom


The Center for Women & Enterprise received a $5,000 grant from the Vermont Women's Fund at the Vermont Community Foundation.  The grant will support CWE's Community Classroom and bring entrepreneurial education to women in the Northeast Kingdom.

"We are honored to receive this grant from the Vermont Women's Fund," said Susan Rittscher, President & CEO, Center for Women & Enterprise.  "Because of this generous support our organization is able to help women become economically self-sufficient through business and entrepreneurship.”

The Vermont Women's Fund is a statewide organization committed to supporting the advancement, self-sufficiency, economic and social equality of women and girls ages 12-25.  Learn more at

About the Center for Women & Enterprise

Established in 1995, the Center for Women & Enterprise (CWE) is a non-profit organization that provides opportunities for women entrepreneurs and women in business to increase their professional success, personal growth, and financial independence. CWE also operates the Veterans Business Outreach Center of New England (VBOC of NE) that equips veteran and active duty service members and their families with the resources to help them start and run their businesses

As New England's leading organization for women entrepreneurs, we work hard to ensure that all women, regardless of their economic status, are provided access to our programs and services. CWE offers scholarships to disadvantaged clients while fostering influential relationships for successful business women at the other end of the financial spectrum.

The Center for Women & Enterprise provides education, training, resources and connections to women (and men) through Centers in Boston, MA; Westborough, MA; Nashua, NH; Providence, RI; Burlington, VT; and Community Classrooms throughout New England.

In addition, CWE is the New England affiliate for Women's Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC), serving as their certification arm for women-owned businesses. WBENC Certification is nationally recognized in helping established women business owners access new corporate contracts with organizations that are actively seeking supplier diversity. 

To learn more about CWE visit,  Find CWE on Facebook at , Twitter at and LinkedIn, Friends of Center for Women & Enterprise.

The Vermont Community Foundation

The Vermont Community Foundation is a family of hundreds of funds and foundations established by Vermonters to serve their charitable goals.  It provides the advice, investment vehicles, and back-office expertise to make giving easy and effective.  The Foundation also provides leadership in giving by responding to community needs, mobilizing and connecting philanthropists to multiply their impact, and by keeping Vermont's nonprofit sector vital with grants and other investments in the community.  Visit or call 802-388-3355 for more information.