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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

Rutland Herald Spotlights Loan Fund's SPROUT Program

A new washing station at Sweetland Farm has made a big difference in produce production at the diversified vegetable operation in Norwich. “It’s increased efficiency, increased produce cleanliness, and increases our control over pests entering this space,” says farm owner Norah Lake..Read More

Neighborworks, VCLF Net Federal Grants

The U.S. Treasury Department’s Community Development Financial Institutions Fund gave $184 million in grants and loans to community credit unions and loan funds nationwide, two of them in Vermont..Read More