SCHIP was formed in 2003 as a 501(c)(3) organization of local faith communities working together to raise funds for grants to improve the lives of our neighbors and to strengthen  our communities.  Funds are generated by the sales of donated items to SCHIP's Treasure Resale Shop. From store proceeds, over $400,000 in grants have been made to support food shelves and emergency aid, community projects, education, and health and welfare.

WHO WE ARESCHIP includes the following faith communities:​ All Souls Interfaith Gathering, Shelburne​; Charlotte Congregational, UCC; Hinesburg United Church; Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Catholic Church, Charlotte; Shelburne United Methodist Church; St. Jude's Catholic Church, Hinesburg; St. Catherine of Siena Catholic Church, Shelburne; Trinity Episcopal Church, Shelburne; Vermont Zen Center, Shelburne.

Applications are due the last day of January, May and September. See contact page for link.