Fanny Holt Ames and Edna Louise Holt FundThe Holt Fund was created through the generosity of Fanny Holt Ames and Edna Louise Holt. Both Miss Holt and her sister were longtime residents of Grafton, Vermont. Quiet and unassuming, they nonetheless held a deep and abiding concern for the health and well-being of the residents in the communities where they lived.
In 1983, an automobile accident claimed the life of Fanny Holt Ames and seriously injured Edna Louise Holt. Following a series of hospitalizations, Miss Holt successfully recovered from her injuries. The experience had a profound effect on her view of medical care. She felt fortunate to have been able to afford the care she received and expressed a desire to help others access the same health and medical care opportunities.
Per Miss Holt's instructions, The Fanny Holt Ames and Edna Louise Holt Fund was established, in perpetuity, with Bank of America as the Trustee, following her death in February, 1998. Fully funded in 2000 as a charitable entity, The Fanny Holt Ames and Edna Louise Holt Fund makes grants to qualified not-for-profit organizations that provide health and medical services to individuals living in and around Grafton, Vermont.
To date, the Holt Fund has invested over $7 million in programs to improve community heath outcomes. Holt Fund recipients are meeting the health and medical needs of the community through a variety of innovative programs.