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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

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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

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Building Bright Spaces for Bright Futures Grants Now Accepting Applications Through VCLF

The Vermont Community Loan Fund is now accepting applications for Building Bright Spaces for Bright Futures (BBSBF) 2019 grants. The fund was created in 2002 by the Vermont legislature to increase the quantity and quality of child care and early education programs in Vermont. Read More

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