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September 21st: Read our 2021 Annual Report, "The Road to Resilience"

It's been a challenging road, but at every turn we've been guided by our core values. Community. Access. Justice. Read More

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August 16th: VCLF Launches the Justice Forward Fund

The Vermont Community Loan Fund has launched the Justice Forward Fund, a new financing and business assistance resource for Black, Indigenous & Vermonters of Color (BIPOC Vermonters). A Special Purpose Credit Program, the JFF provides low-/no-cost loans and business development services. Read More

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The Loan Fund's Business Resource Center Builds & Expands

Ten years ago, the Loan Fund launched our first technical assistance programming in the form of Project SUCCESS, which provided specialized resources and services to support early care & learning entrepreneurs. But since then, “things have evolved quite a bit,” says Elena Gustavson, VCLF’s Director of Business Resources. Read More

VCLF Becomes VT's First Statewide Microlender

MONTPELIER, Vt. ”“ Representatives of the Vermont Community Loan Fund (VCLF), small businesses from across the state, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and Senator Patrick Leahy said Friday that two key loan provisions of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act ”“ the Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) Fund and the Small Business Administration’s Micro-Loan Program ”“ are helping Vermont businesses find access to much-needed capital.Read More