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August 9th: The Alliance is Hiring a Public Engagement Director

The Vermont Early Childhood Advocacy Alliance (the Alliance) is a statewide, independent advocacy coalition of parents, community members, organizations, and early childhood providers who are committed to improving public policies that impact young children between the ages of birth and eight in the areas of health, safety, food and economic security, and early care and education. The role of the Public Engagement Director is to support advocacy activities that advance the mission of the Alliance by coordinating its community engagement and education activities; providing direct advocacy support during the legislative session; and supporting membership engagement. 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

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VCLF Lends $1.58 Million in 4th Quarter 2021

In the fourth quarter of 2021, VCLF loaned $1.58 million to Vermont's small businesses, early care & learning programs and affordable housing developers. 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