John M. Bissell Foundation, Inc. will be accepting grants again from February 1, 2019 to March 1, 2019. Grants will be awarded during the summer of 2019.


John M. Bissell Foundation, Inc. is dedicated to promoting the production, distribution, and exhibition of films in the Vermont community. The Bissell Foundation seeks to support the local film community, local film festivals, and generally educating Vermonters about the value of film in our lives and culture.

The Bissell Foundation is a qualified 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation which can administer grants and accept tax deductible donations.

Board of Directors

Edward B. French, Jr., Esq.

Jennifer B. Colin, Esq.

Angela Norder, CPA



Katie Reen
Executive Director and Secretary