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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 Awarded SBA Vermont Micro-Lender of the Year

The Vermont Community Loan Fund, a 501(c)3 nonprofit, mission-driven lender, was today awarded Vermont Micro-Lender of the Year by the Small Business Administration (SBA) Vermont District Office. Seth Goodall SBA Region 1 Administrator and Darcy Carter, SBA Vermont District Director presented the award to VCLF Executive Director Will Belongia at a gathering at Montpelier’s Capital Plaza Hotel.Read More

VCLF Lends $3.75 Million in 3rd Quarter 2013

The Vermont Community Loan Fund (VCLF) loaned $3,751,000 to Vermont’s small businesses, child care programs and affordable housing developers in the third quarter of 2013, helping create jobs, quality child care, and safe, affordable homes for Vermont’s families.Read More

VCLF Partner Cow Power is Focus of New Film

Vermont's dairy cows are headed for Hollywood. A new documentary film, focusing on the innovative 'Cow Power' program, premiered in Rutland to rave reviews and will open in Los Angeles later this month.Read More