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The Right to Breathe

As we continue to bear witness to the seemingly endless onslaught of murders and attacks suffered by people and communities of color across the country, we at the Vermont Community Loan Fund struggle. We search for words and ways to more effectively, more fully, incorporate racial justice into our work and mission. Read More

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VCLF's Business Resource Center: Growing to Meet the Need

VCLF commits to providing free-of-charge business advisory services to borrowers: tools, resources and consulting services to help build their successful enterprises. Now, with a major expansion of the Loan Fund’s Business Resource Center, those resources will reach further than ever before. Read More

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2020 Impacts Under Review: Doing More With Less

The Loan Fund's 2020 social impact numbers are in, and they tell a compelling story about the collective efforts of our borrowers and staff during a time of extraordinary challenges. 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

VCLF Lends $522,000 in Q1 2019

Sarah Leblanc seems never to have encountered a closed door she couldn’t open. Take,for example, the challenges she encountered when starting up Georgia’s Next Generation, her new early care & learning center. Located in Georgia, Franklin County, where need for quality early care & learning programs is among the highest in the state, Sarah’s plan for Georgia’s Next Generation would open doors for local families and children from the get-go..Read More