The Sunshine Fund is a charitable initiative of our Social Impact Program (SIP) that harnesses the generosity of our guests to advance thriving local communities. Our staff receives wages that don’t require tips to supplement their income, so we invite our guests to join us in donating to the Sunshine Fund instead. Each month the Sunshine Fund benefits different local nonprofits.


This month, the Sunshine Fund will support the Mad River Valley Volunteer Fire Departments. This includes the Waitsfield/Fayston, Warren and Granville Fire Departments.

The Volunteer Firefighters that keep each Fire Department running need updated equipment and vehicles to protect our citizens and communities. All Sunshine Fund donations in February will fund these updates as well as fire safety training for kids and families.

Our MRV volunteer fire departments are an integral part of the community, keeping us safe by responding to calls at any time of the day or night. They answer fire and carbon monoxide alarms, motor vehicle crashes, hazmat incidents, weather events, downed power lines, public service calls, structure fires and everything in between. All the Volunteer Firefighters put in an abundance of training hours every year to stay on top of the changing skills required to respond to calls and maintain fire stations, trucks and equipment.

Donate on our website or at our Taproom and Retail Store.