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It is because of VCLF that I am busy and still able to respond to new customers.  I have 18 jobs going right now.  I like the concept of the Loan Fund and when I can I plan to invest there to help other small business people like me.

John Blittersdorf
Central VT Solar and Wind

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The Vermont Community Loan Fund creates opportunities that lead to healthy communities and financial stability for all Vermonters.

VCLF is a mission-driven, community-focused alternative lender. We make loans to small businesses, community organizations & nonprofits, child care providers and developers of affordable housing who don’t qualify for a loan from a traditional lender. We combine our loans with financial consulting and business development services to make sure our borrowers have access to everything they need to succeed.  


Recent News

  • The Food, Farms & Forests Fund: A New Resource for Sustainability and Health

    The Vermont Community Loan Fund is excited to announce a new loan fund dedicated to investing in Vermont's healthy foods, sustainable agriculture and natural resources enterprises. VCLF's new Food, Farms & Forests Fund will grown and sustain the capital and technical assistance resources that VCLF makes available to meet the financial and business consulting needs of small farms, food producers, and working landscape entrepreneurs.

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  • VCLF Lends $3.3 Million in 2014

    The Vermont Community Loan Fund (VCLF) loaned $3,259,000 in 2014. For the 28th year, our mission-driven, community-focused lending helped bolster Vermont's economy and led to the creation or preservation of jobs, high-quality early care & education, safe and affordable homes and essential services for hundreds of Vermonters. 

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  • VCLF Celebrates Community Solar Program, Financing with SunCommon

    On October 23rd, VCLF Executive Director Will Belongia joined SunCommon staff, officials and renewable energy enthusiasts to celebrate the launch of SunCommon’s Community Solar Program with the installation of their first Community Solar Array in Waltham.

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  • Slow Money Vermont Launches with Support from VCLF

    The Vermont Community Loan Fund was among the many localvore, agricultural and social investment enthusiasts in attendance for the launch of Slow Money Vermont. VCLF has signed on as an organizing member of the newly launched group - the most recent local chapter of the national Slow Money movement.