The Alchemist Foundation

The Alchemist Foundation is a private foundation created by John & Jen Kimmich, co-founders of the Alchemist Brewery, to expand economic & educational opportunity for local youth. We’re passionate about making sure every young person knows that they have a positive future in Vermont, and can explore the many paths to realizing their dreams.

We are a place-based foundation, focused on students attending and graduating from the high schools dotting the stretch of Route 100 where our employees live and work. Our primary area is Warren to Eden, stretching from the Mad River Valley north through Lamoille County.

Our resources are directed toward:

Partnerships: We work with our local schools, technical & career centers and workforce development organizations to expand opportunity and connect students into the local economy. If you are a local employer who would like to learn more about the ways employers can connect with local students, please fill out our survey or contact us.

Programs: We work with local organizations to develop, pilot and support programs that expand youth opportunity. Grants are made throughout the year, and proposals are by invitation only. If you are an organization working in our target area with our focus population (young people ages 16-24), we invite you to send us an email with more details about the work you are doing and your thoughts on how our missions may align.

Donations: We are a 501c3 nonprofit organization and gratefully accept donations to support our work. If you are interesting in making a donation, please contact the Foundation’s Executive Director Liz Schlegel.