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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

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VCLF Announces New Round of SPROUT Loan Program

The Vermont Community Loan Fund has announced the second round of SPROUT, a low-interest loan program for emerging working lands entrepreneurs. Read More

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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

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VCLF Staff and Board News & Notes

We welcome to Faye Longo, who joined the Loan Fund in November as Coordinator of Child Care Programs. Faye grew up in Vermont, and had been living in New Mexico before returning to the Green Mountains.Read More

VCLF Borrower Barton Maple Company's Sweet Synergies

Synergy has characterized Art LaPlante and Mark Royer’s working partnership for decades. The two first met years ago when Art was managing a building materials store in Barton. Mark, a customer, was in timberwork, specializing in specialty lumber. “So Mark started buying logs from land owners for me,” Art recalls.Read More

VCLF Investors Invest for Impact

The money we lend comes to us as investments from hundreds of socially responsible individuals and families, faith-based groups, foundations and other nonprofits, corporations and community banks and local, state and federal governments.Read More

VCLF Financing Powers Up Waitsfield's Northern Reliability

When tens of thousands of families and businesses count on you every day to deliver their power - no interruptions and no exceptions - reliability is everything. Hence the name: Northern Reliability, the newest member of the Vermont Community Loan Fund’s (VCLF) family of borrowers.Read More