Sponsorship Guidelines

Our Commitment to the Community

Since the firm’s inception, Davis & Hodgdon has been committed to improving the community in which we live in. Our goal is to give back to the community we live and work in by supporting organizations that make a positive difference.

We demonstrate our dedication to the community by encouraging our staff to volunteer their time to local organizations, including annual group efforts. In the past those efforts have included renovating and cleaning up the Ethan Allen Homestead, Rebuilding Together* Burlington, and planting trees with Branch Out Burlington. In addition to dedicating our time to local organizations we also support many with event sponsorship and monetary donations.

We strongly believe in making a difference in our community with a special focus on promoting the innovative spirit of local entrepreneurs. It is our sincere desire to help strengthen the economy of our region and well-being of our fellow New Englanders. As such, we make every effort to help local organizations who work towards that common goal.  Priority is typically given to those organizations that support the Firm’s three identified cause areas:

  1. Financial literacy
  2. Entrepreneurship
  3. Vermont’s Green Economy

For more information about the Firm’s Community Works Policy please click here.

Who is Eligible?

To be considered for a donation, an organization must be a public charity ideally located in or serving the people of Vermont, which is exempt from income taxes under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code (and not classified as a private foundation).

We do not make donations to organizations that discriminate in any way on the basis of religion, gender, age, national origin, disability, or sexual orientation.

Consequently, the firm has established procedures and guidelines to assist you with your charitable donation request.

Green Mountain Club staff. Davis & Hodgdon client since 2009.


  • Please allow four weeks for response to your request.
  • Maximum one request per year per organization.
  • Date, time, location of event (if applicable).
  • A specific description of what you are requesting of the firm.

All monetary donations are limited to beneficiaries that reside or conduct business in Vermont.

When to Apply

The firm will look at the consistency of your request with the focus of our charitable giving and respond to your request within four weeks of receipt.

How Much to Ask For

Requests for our support exceed our capacity to fund them. Therefore, requests should be appropriate to the project and reflect realistic expectations.

Evaluation of Application

  • Is it compatible with the firm’s guidelines?
  • Is the need well-documented?
  • How does the project foster a healthy, vital community?

Apply for Sponsorship

If your request fulfills our requirements, please move forward and complete this form. You will receive a response within one week.

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