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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

Seasoned Nonprofit Lender Raymond Lanza-Weil Heads VCLF Business Programs

Raymond Lanza-Weil has joined the Loan Fund as Director of Business Programs. Lanza-Weil comes to VCLF with extensive experience in both the nonprofit and commercial lending sectors. Getting his start underwriting consumer loans at a community bank in California, Lanza-Weil spent a decade underwriting business loans for US Bank in Portland, Oregon before transitioning to nonprofits.Read More

VCLF & Clean Yield Asset Management: Aligned for Investors' Best Advantage

In the third quarter of 2015, the Loan Fund provided $790,000 in flexible, supported financing to small businesses, early education and child care programs, affordable housing developers, and community-focused organizations, supporting job creation, safe and affordable homes, high-quality early care and vital community services throughout Vermon.Read More