Marshall Webb Climate Action Fund
A co-founder of the nonprofit at Shelburne Farms in 1972, Marshall Webb worked for five decades at the farm until his untimely passing in August 2022. Read about Marshall’s life. Marshall was a passionate believer in the mission of Shelburne Farms, cherished its woodlands and trails, and was tirelessly dedicated to addressing global climate change for the future of all. As Carbon Drawdown Coordinator, he led our efforts towards achieving the Climate Action goal of carbon negative status by Earth Day 2028, the day that he would have turned 80 years old. The Marshall C. Webb Climate Action Fund was created in his honor and memory to help Shelburne Farms achieve that goal.
Accessibility & Scholarship Fund
We never want finances to be a barrier for a child, family, or adult to enroll in our programs. This Fund helps ensure all students have the opportunity to enjoy our camps, field trips, workshops, and other programs, and we are grateful for the many supporters who make special gifts to this Fund.
An educational organization and historic property as extensive and complex as Shelburne Farms needs a significant endowment to assure its long-term sustainability. Shelburne Farms current endowment is undersized for an organization with a $12M budget, and the endowment generates just 3% of the nonprofit’s annual operating revenue. Growing our endowment is critical to the Farm’s continued success. By making a special gift to the Endowment Fund, you ensure the continued success of Shelburne Farms and all of our programs educating for a sustainable future, now and for generations to come. Thank you!
Burlington City & Lake
Burlington City & Lake is powerful place-based learning that empowers high school students as citizens and community members. Shelburne Farms is the lead community partner in this innovative semester-long program because we believe in the power of transformative education to create a sustainable future. A Burlington-born donor who loves Shelburne Farms and Lake Champlain, has made an anonymous $50,000 challenge gift to support our share of Burlington City & Lake staff and expenses in the 2023-24 academic year. To meet this challenge, we must raise $50,000 in matching support by December 31, 2023. Please help us reach our $100,000 goal by donating today. Your gift at any level will be matched. Thank you!
Ayiti Konsè Vèt (AKV) "Keep Haiti Green"
Make a gift in support of Ayiti Konsè Vèt (AKV), Haitian kreyol for “Keep Haiti Green.” AKV is a partner project of Shelburne Farms, with the shared goal of strengthening global networks to support agricultural literacy and sustainability education.