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September 23rd: VCLF's 2020 Social Impact Report is Here!

Even in the midst of a global pandemic, an ongoing climate emergency and the rising call for a national reckoning on racial justice, the Loan Fund’s work has yielded a remarkable harvest already in 2020. Read More

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July 20th: Read VCLFs Summer NoteWorthy "Driven Apart, Pulling Together: Community in Action"

Read about VCLF borrowers responses, resourcefulness, selflessness & solidarity during COVID-19. Read More

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OUR Opportunity

Read about VCLF's commitment to opening doors and creating access in our 2019 Annual Report, "Access to Success: Opportunity for All Vermonters" Read More

Seven Days Profiles Loan Fund Borrowers at Stone's Throw Pizza

The plates at the new pizzeria in Fairfax are nine-inch pizza pans that cost 70 cents apiece. The silverware is left over from a Stowe wedding. The base of the table by the front door, a low wooden pedestal, was found in the woods by chef and co-owner Silas Pollitt when he was foraging for mushrooms. It holds a slab of rock that evokes the name of the restaurant: Stone's Throw Pizza..Read More

Rutland Herald Spotlights Loan Fund's SPROUT Program

A new washing station at Sweetland Farm has made a big difference in produce production at the diversified vegetable operation in Norwich. “It’s increased efficiency, increased produce cleanliness, and increases our control over pests entering this space,” says farm owner Norah Lake..Read More

Neighborworks, VCLF Net Federal Grants

The U.S. Treasury Department’s Community Development Financial Institutions Fund gave $184 million in grants and loans to community credit unions and loan funds nationwide, two of them in Vermont..Read More