Catalysts for Change

How Nonprofits and a Foundation Are Helping Shape Vermont’s Future

By Doug Wilhelm
From Rootstock Publishing, Montpelier, 2022

“If today’s news has you down, this book is for you!”

– Paul Burns, Executive Director, Vermont Public Interest Research Group

Catalysts for Change tells in-depth stories about how Vermont nonprofits and the Lintilhac Foundation have made positive impacts on a range of challenges facing the state — from how local journalism can survive to how Vermont can shift to a clean-energy economy.

“The great theme of Catalysts for Change is health — health of the individual, of the environment and of the democracy,” said David Moats, Pulitzer Prize-winning former editorial writer for the Rutland Herald. “Doug Wilhelm’s book ranges over the wide landscape of good works promoted by an active and engaged foundation … It’s heartening to see so many people doing so much good.”

“Catalysts for Change is for everyone who cares about making a difference, and about effective ways to bring about long-term, sustainable positive change.”

– Jeffrey Hollender, co-founder, Seventh Generation

Catalysts for Change is available wherever books are sold, in hardcover and paperback. For bulk discount orders, visit the Rootstock website — or email

Catalysts For Change Book Cover with pages