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VCLF’s thorough understanding of our work, commitment to our mission and appreciation of our track record makes them a valued partner to us. Because of that, people have places to live that are safe, secure and affordable.

Brenda Torpy
Champlain Housing Trust


AquaViTea: An Ancient Beverage, a Modern Success (February)

2017 Sets Records for VCLF Loan Volume & More (February)


At 30, VCLF's Mission Remains Strong, Times-Argus/Rutland Herald (October)

30 Years of Local Lending, VCLF Invests Millions in Lamoille County, Stowe Reporter/News & Citizen (October)

VCLF Puts $1 Million USDA Award to Work for Vermont

VCLF Awards $54,000 in Building Bright Spaces for Bright Futures Grants (July)

VCLF Borrower Barton Maple Company's Sweet Synergies (June)

VCLF Staff and Board News & Notes (June)

Save the Date! Celebrate VCLF's 30th Anniversary With Us! (May)

VCLF Enewsletter (February)

VCLF Now Accepting Applications for Building Bright Spaces for Bright Futures 2017 Grants (February)

VCLF's Busy 2016 Leads to Hundreds of Vermont Jobs, Homes & More

VCLF Investors Invest for Impact (February)

VCLF Financing Powers Up Waitsfield's Northern Reliability


VCLF Loan Preserves Co-operative Preschool for 21 Vermont Families (November)

VCLF Staff News: Congratulations in Order! (November)

VCLF One of Four VT Orgs Awarded $4.45M By CDFI Fund (October)

VCLF Launches SPROUT Deferred Payment Loan Program (October)

VCLF's First Community Gathering Addresses Trends in Impact Investing (September)

VCLF Partners with Cabot, Co-ops to Benefit VT Farms, Food (September)

State Treasurer Beth Pearce & VCLF Partner to Increase Local Investment (August)

VCLF Announces 2016 Building Bright Spaces for Bright Futures Fund Grants (July)

VCLF Borrower Meets Urgent Senior Needs with Historic Property, 2nd Qtr. 2016 Lending Reaches $145,800 (July)

VCLF  Awarded $12,000 by People's United Community Foundation (June)

VCLF Lends $518,000 in 1st Qtr. of 2016, Growing Applesauce Maker and More

VCLF Receives USDA Funding to Create Opportunities for Small & Emerging Businesses (June)

Seasoned Nonprofit Lender Heads VCLF Business Programs

VCLF Welcomes New Senior Staff, Bids Farewell to Intern (May)

2016 Building Bright Spaces for Bright Futures Fund Grants Now Available

VCLF's Campbell Testifies Before Vermont Blue Ribbon Commission (January)

VCLF Partners with Champlain Housing Trust, Creating Affordable Homes and Opportunity

Longtime VCLF Borrower High Mowing Organic Seeds Wins Prestigious 5x5x5 Growth Award for 3rd Consecutive Year (January)

VCLF & Clean Yield Asset Management: Aligned for Investors' Best Advantage (January)


VCLF Named 2015 Vermont Mission Lender of the Year by US SBA (December)

VCLF Lends $790,000 in 3rd Quarter 2015 (October)

VCLF Child Care Borrower Melanie Zinn Awarded Early Childhood Educator of the Year (September)

VCLF Borrower Duane Peterson Recognized for Socially Responsible Business Practices (September)

VCLF Lends $2.9 Million in 1st Half of 2015 (July)

VCLF Awarded People's United Foundation Grant (July)

Shelburne Farms Becomes New VCLF Ag Fund 'Seed' Investor (June)

VCLF Launches New Food, Farms & Forests Fund (June)

VCLF Launches the Food, Farms & Forests Fund (May)

Watch WCAX's Feature Story on VCLF's Food, Farms & Forests Fund Now (May)

VCLF Borrower Hollister Hill Farm Named Yankee Magazine's  Best of New England (May)

VCLF Participates in "Your Investments Matter!: A Seminar on Personal Divestment" (May)

VCLF Borrower Danforth Pewter Celebrates 40 Years (May)   

At Slow Money Showcase, Food Entrepreneurs Pitch Private Investors (May)

VCLF Social Impacts: Hundreds of Thousands of Vermonters Served... and Counting! (January)


VCLF Lends $3.3 Million in 2014 (December)

VCLF Awarded $750,000 Grant from US Department of Treasury (October)

VCLF Lends $837,000 in Q3 (October)

VCLF Celebrates Community Solar Program With SunCommon (October) 

Equipment Lease Program Targets Local Food Producers (August)

New Let's Grow Kids Campaign Educates Vermonters About Brain Development and 'Focuses on the First Years'  (August)

VCLF Awarded $8,000 by People's United Community Foundation  (July)

VCLF Awards $64,770 in Grants to VT Child Care Programs  (July)

VCLF Lends Almost $350,000 in 2nd Qtr. 2014  (July)

VCLF-Sponsored VECA Welcomes New Executive Director  (May) 

VCLF Staff Burns Rubber in Montpelier's Annual Corporate Cup Race  (May)

VCLF Lends Over $900,000 in 1st Quarter 2014 (April)

VCLF Links with VECA to Benefit Vermont's Children (April)

Vermont Early Childhood Alliance Legislative Day Inspires Industry (March)


VCLF Funding Project Brings Emergency Housing to Homeless (October)

VCLF Lends $3.75 Million in 3rd Quarter 2013 (October)

VCLF Supports Creation of Child Care Centers (July)

Small Businesses Get Boost from the Loan Fund (July)

Vermont Public Radio Spotlights VCLF Child Care Program (July)

VCLF Lends $971,000 in Second Quarter 2013 (July)

Child Care Quality Improvements Linked to VCLF, Study Shows (May)

VCLF Lends $1.4 Million in 1st Quarter 2013 (April)

VCLF Aids Lamoille County Businesses in 2012 (January)

VCLF Lends $2.4 Million in 4th Quarter 2012 (January)


VCLF Child Care Borrower Awarded $300,000 Community Development Block Grant (December 2012)

VCLF Announces CRIBS Loans for Child Care Programs  (October 2012)

VCLF Lends Over $500,000 in 3rd Quarter 2012 (October 2012)

VCLF Awarded $671,000 by U.S. Dept. of Treasury CDFI Fund  (September 2012)

VCLF Celebrates 25 Years of Putting Money to Work in Vermont, for Vermont  (July 2012) 

VCLF Lends $763.000 in 2nd Quarter 2012   (July 2012)

VCLF Partners with Encore Redevelopment for Clean Energy at Burlington Schools (May 2012)

VCLF Aids Irene-Damaged Businesses (May 2012)

VCLF Receives Capital from Small Business Lending Fund (April 2012)

VCLF Borrower Little Dippers Doodle Children's Center Recognized by NCIC (April 2012)

VCLF Increases Lending by $3.3M (April 2012)

VCLF Lends Over $1.3 Million in 1st Quarter 2012  (April 2012)

VCLF Grants $160K to Vermont Child Care Providers  (February 2012)

New VCLF Partnership with Carrot Project Creates Agriculture Loan Fund  (October 2011)

VCLF Executive Director Honored by Housing Vermont   (September 2011)

VCLF Awarded $1.24 Million by U.S. Dept. of Treasury's Small Business Lending Fund (July 2011)

VCLF Joins Vermont Working Landscape Partnership  (March 2011)

Nonprofit Lender Has Social Conscience  (February 2011)

VCLF Puts Stimulus Bill Dollars to Work  (July 2010)

2010 Building Bright Futures Fund Grant Announcement (August 2010)

VT Delegation Announces Infusion Of Capital For Nonprofit Lenders In Vermont (August 2010)

VCLF Awarded $750,000 Federal Grant for Economic Development  (August 2010)

VCLF Part of Expanded SBA Microloan Program  (August 2010)

VCLF Receives $500,000 Award for Loans in Northeast Kingdom  (April 2010)

VCLF Becomes VT's First Statewide Microlender (January 2010)

VCLF Becomes VT's First Statewide Microlender  (January 2010)