Through our 2021-2022 grantmaking, we support a range of systems development and systemic change efforts, growth-stage programs, and ongoing events and convenings in support of our vision of college and career training that drives equity and resilience. The following represents the majority of our current portfolio of grantee partners. We anticipate adding to this list throughout the year.

Advance Vermont

Funding for 2018-19 through 2020-21

Our funding has helped Advance Vermont execute a communications and public affairs campaign to broaden the understanding of the importance of college and career training; launch the Today's Student Summit and related initiative; and develop MyFutureVT, a public-facing digital portal to drive awareness of promising occupations, the education and training that lead to them, and the related services and resources available to people in Vermont seeking training and jobs.

Careers CLiC

Funding for 2017-18 through 2021-22

McClure Foundation funds support Career CLiC in building high-quality work-based learning systems that help ensure Vermont youth are career-aware and career-ready.  Their work with schools guides K-12 students through the Continuum of Career Development and builds partnerships between schools and employers for student success. Additional funding supported the development of a postsecondary resource guide for Vermont-based mentors in partnership with MENTOR Vermont and the Vermont Student Assistance Corporation.

Community College of Vermont (CCV)

Promise to the VT High School Class of 2020

Funding for 2020-21

Our funding supports tuition and fees associated with a free course at CCV for every member of the VT high school class of 2020. Announced in June 2020 with the help of Governor Scott, this initiative generated a significant increase in the enrollment of recent high school graduates at CCV at a time when new enrollment was plummeting nationally. Read a fact sheet about this initiative. 

Secondary Programs & Initiatives

Funding for 2008-09 through 2021-22

Our funding supports CCV's engagement with 6-12th grade students in a continuum of programs that support awareness of and aspirations to college and career training. Programs include Middle School Access Days, Intro to College and Careers, Dual Enrollment and Early College.


Veteran Student Services

Funding for 2010-11 through 2021-22

Our funding supports veteran and military services at CCV through which CCV provides specialized support from admission through graduation for veterans and military-connected students. The McClure family is a multi-generation military family with a deep belief in the capabilities and talents of veterans and an interest in supporting their successful transition to civilian life and work.

Career Learning Management

Funding for 2021-22

Our funding will support investment in career learning management capacity and the integration of career learning into CCV program pathways and the student experience. A new Manager of Career Learning at CCV will work at a high level with staff and faculty across College to ensure career advising, career exploration, and experiential career learning opportunities are integral to the CCV student experience. 

Occupational Credentialing Programs

Funding for 2018-19 through 2020-21

Our funding supports the development of flexible, online occupational credentialing programs serving Vermonters who need targeted skills and credentials to move ahead in their careers.

Most Promising Jobs Campaign and the Pathways to Promising Careers Resource

Funding for 2010-11 through 2021-22

The Most Promising Jobs Campaign is a statewide effort to promote the digital and print Pathways to Promising Careers Resource, which identifies the highest-paying, highest-demand jobs projected for Vermont and the educational requirements needed to obtain them. Created in partnership with the Vermont Department of Labor, the McClure Foundation’s “Pathways” resource identifies over sixty occupations expected to have at least 220 job openings over the next decade and pay an hourly wage of at least $22. Well over 150,000 brochures featuring the jobs have been distributed to high schools, colleges, career counseling organizations, nonprofits, and libraries across the state. The website was beta tested with Vermont National Guard members prior to their return from Afghanistan in late 2010.

Governor's Institutes of Vermont 

Funding for 2018 through 2021

Funding to support scholarships that improve the access of young Vermonters in low-income families to the Institutes’ in-depth, hands-on programming that offers students pathways from curiosity into careers.

Northern Vermont University

Funding for 2016 through 2021

Support for a week-long Summer Bridge program that enhances the academic preparation, motivation, and retention of over 50 first-time, low-income, first-generation, and/or disabled students.


Funding for 2020 and 2021

Support for the Multicultural Youth Program.

Vermont Community Learning Network

Funding for 2020 and 2021

Support for a collaborative model led by Community Engagement Lab to support engaged school communities with an eye toward improving equitable continuation to college and career training. 

Vermont Principals' Association

Funding for 2019 through 2021

Support for the VPA's Equity Initiative, which is focused on increasing equity literacy in Vermont's schools through public engagement and individual and cohort-based practice. 

Vermont State Colleges

Funding for 2020

To support the development of competency-based pathways to early care and education credentials within the Vermont State Colleges System.

Vermont Talent Pipeline Management

Funding for 2019 through 2021

To support a demand-driven, employee-led workforce development approach to closing the skills gap in Vermont. Vermont Talent Pipeline Management is an initiative of the Vermont Business Roundtable.

Vermont Technical College

Funding for 2020-21 and 2021-2022

To support the development of a Dental Therapy program that would represent a new and innovative type of credential in an industry with a critical labor shortage. In addition to increasing the number of credentialed dental health professionals, we also believe this effort will improve rural access to dental care and will support the vitality of an institution that has a strong track record of serving Vermonters facing barriers to college and career training. Since 2018, we have also provided funding to support summer youth programming that encourages participants to continue engaging with STEM learning into high school and college.

Notable Recent Grants at CCV

Prison to College Pathway

Funding for 2017-18 through 2019-20

Our funding helped launch CCV's ReSET VT Program, a promising initiative to offer college courses and advising to men incarcerated at Northern State Correctional Facility in Newport. In large part due to the early successes of that program, CCV was awarded a Second-Chance Pell grant from the federal Department of Education in 2020 to continue and expand their incarcerated education efforts in ways that will lead to significant improvement in access to college and career training for Vermonters experiencing incarceration. With support from the federal grant, CCV will continue offering college courses in the Northern State Facility with hopes to expand the work.

Enhanced Student Advising

Funding for 2020-21

Our funding will support enhanced training for all Coordinators of Student Advising at CCV, a new role that focuses on advising and supporting student success.

Assessment of Prior Learning

Funding for 2020

Funding in recognition of CCV's 50th anniversary to support take-up of Assessment of Prior Learning program that provides convenient options for gaining college credit for college-level learning and experienced gained through work or training, military or community service, online or individual study.