The McKenzie Family Charitable Trust


John Michael McKenzie, Founder

Torin S. Koester, Managing Trustee



The McKenzie Family Charitable Trust is a 501(c)3 private foundation that gives grants to educational organizations.  The Trust, incorporated in Vermont, was created in 1993.



Organizations supported by the McKenzie Family Charitable Trust include:


Yellow Barn: a world-class summer chamber music school and festival, located in Putney, VT


Vermont Jazz Center: Vermont´┐Żs premier jazz center, located in Brattleboro, VT


Basic Science Partnership: a community-outreach program of Harvard Medical School, located in Boston, MA


Epiphany School: an independent day school for grades 5-8, located in Dorchester, MA


Sandglass Theater:  an internationally-known puppet company, located in Putney, VT


Next Stage Arts Project:  presents arts organizations in Putney, VT


Operation Walk Boston:  educates medical professionals in the Dominican Republic about joint replacement surgery


Putney Public Library: a public library located in Putney, VT


Boys and Girls Club of Windham County: provides services and programs for youth in Brattleboro, VT


New England Youth Theatre: provides professional training and production experience in theatre arts to young people, located in Brattleboro, VT


Compass School: an independent day school for grades 7-12, located in Westminster, VT



The McKenzie Family Charitable Trust does not accept unsolicited grant proposals.



For more information, please contact Torin Koester, Managing Trustee.



The McKenzie Family Charitable Trust

P. O. Box 285

Putney, VT  05346