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October 22nd: VCLF is Hiring a Senior Accountant

The Vermont Community Loan Fund (VCLF) is hiring a Senior Accountant to apply principles of accounting to record and analyze financial information, and prepare financial reports for internal and external customers. This includes responsibility for all general ledger accounting transactions, maintaining general and subsidiary ledgers, government reporting, and preparing financial statements. Read More

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Digging Deeper: Black Dirt Farm Reconsiders Agriculture From the Ground Up

From his 128-acre Black Dirt Farm in Stannard, farmer, composter and activist Tom Gilbert digs deep. He’s devoted decades to exploring sustainable agriculture, food systems and soil health, as he re-thinks farming from the ground up. Read More

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VCLF's Learning Lab Opens New Doors

From the Loan Fund’s new home at 7 School Street in Montpelier, VCLF Director of Business Resources Elena Gustavson glances at the large, wall-mounted memo board in the all-new Learning Lab. It’s filled from top to bottom with calendar items for the next several months: dates for surveys, details from brainstorming sessions, conferences, presentation topics and more. “And there’s a lot more coming up,” Elena says, excitedly. Read More

VCLF Awarded $12,000 by People's United Community Foundation

The People’s United Community Foundation, the philanthropic arm of People’s United Bank, announced that it has once again awarded $12,000 to the Vermont Community Loan Fund to support its Business Loan Program. This brings the total to over $65,000 in 7 years.Read More

VCLF's 2015 Annual Report Now Available

Our 2015 Annual Report, Focus On Vermont Community Loan Fund, is now available hereon our website. Read all about our continuing focus on building a stronger, healthier Vermont and the extraordinary outcomes resulting from the year's work and collaborations..Read More

VCLF Welcomes New Staff, Bids Farewell to UVM Intern

In March, we welcomed Sharon Bernard as our new Senior Accountant. Sharon joined us from Capstone Community Action in Barre, where she served as Director of Finance for seven years. Prior to that, Sharon spent 13 years at National Life of Vermont. Sharon and her husband live in Montpelier, nearby to their two daughters' families.Read More