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"A Good Journey": Burlington Trolley Tours Hits the Road with Help from VCLF

Catherine Turyamureeba can’t forget the day she climbed into an Uber and uttered a few words providing directions to the driver. To her surprise, he immediately recognized her distinctive Ugandan accent. Catherine and her driver, Hannington Kasagga, shared that they’d both emigrated to Vermont from Uganda, as had Catherine’s sister, Barbara Asiimwe. A friendship - and then a business - was launched. Read More

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VCLF Tapped to Administer New $15 Million Career Technical Education Program

Following the Vermont State Legislature’s $15 million dollar appropriation to establish a new revolving loan fund supporting educational workforce development, the Vermont Community Loan Fund has been selected by the Vermont Housing and Conservation Board (VHCB) to develop and launch this new initiative. Read More

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With VCLF, a New American Entrepreneur Says 'Yes' to a New Bridal Showroom

New American entrepreneur Marina Smith made her dream of opening her own bridal showroom come true. But when the mall she leased from suddenly closed, she didn't know if she could finance a re-opening...until she met with the Loan Fund. Read More

On Environmental Justice

Justice has always been at the heart of our work at the Vermont Community Loan Fund. As popular concern about the climate crisis has grown, the relationships between social justice, economic justice and environmental justice have only become more apparent. .Read More

VCLF Lends Almost $2.8 Million in Q2 2019

Jeffersonville food entrepreneur Lea Ann Macrery has never lacked for drive. Now, thanks to financing from the Vermont Community Loan Fund, her new business, My Favorite Things Food Truck, is ready to hit the road..Read More

State of Vermont Invests $1.5 Million in VCLF

Vermont Business Magazine State Treasurer Beth Pearce announced a new agreement with the Vermont Community Loan Fund to invest up to $1.5 million to support local investment in Vermont communities, increasing VCLF’s capacity to offer flexible financing so businesses and organizations can grow their missions and stimulate economic activity across the state..Read More