Our Impact

The Willowell Foundation is committed to changing the community we serve for the better. By teaching & mentoring youth, developing innovative community resource initiatives, & stewarding the land on which our organization operates, we are building a stronger community today and fostering a greater vision for tomorrow.



youth served

Land-based programming for youth is Willowell’s calling card. Our organization proudly connects youth from preschool through high school to Vermont’s natural beauty and to each other.




Years Serving communities

Since 2001, Willowell has grown from an 18-student alternative high school program in an unused school building to a youth environmental education center and conductor of vital community resource initiatives, including community gardening, home heating fuel assistance, and a network of open access art and nature trails.




aCres of land protected

Commitments to stewardship and partnerships with Vermont’s Nature Converservancy and Department of Fish & Wildlife from 2010 to the present have restored and conserved wetlands and forest that are vital to Champlain Valley wildlife. This is part of a larger 400 acre reserve in the Pond Brook/Lewis Creek Watershed.