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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 Celebrates 25 Years of Putting Money to Work in Vermont, for Vermont

On the evening of Thursday, September 27th, the Vermont Community Loan Fund celebrated its 25th anniversary, amidst the company of founders, investors, donors, borrowers, staff and board, stakeholders, legislators and friends of all stripes - who came together to recognize the nonprofit, mission-driven lender’s social and financial impacts across Vermont.Read More

VCLF Awarded $671,000 by U.S. Dept. of Treasury CDFI Fund

The U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFI) Fund has announced that the Vermont Community Loan Fund (VCLF) has been awarded a grant of $671,416 to support its mission-driven lending to Vermont’s small businesses, community facilities and affordable housing and child care programs.Read More

VCLF 1st Quarter 2012 Lending Activity

The Vermont Community Loan Fund (VCLF) approved $1,379,000 in financing to affordable housing developers, and small businesses throughout Vermont, during the first quarter of 2012.Read More