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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

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VCLF Lends $522,000 in Q1 2019

Sarah Leblanc seems never to have encountered a closed door she couldn’t open. Take,for example, the challenges she encountered when starting up Georgia’s Next Generation, her new early care & learning center. Located in Georgia, Franklin County, where need for quality early care & learning programs is among the highest in the state, Sarah’s plan for Georgia’s Next Generation would open doors for local families and children from the get-go. Read More

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VCLF welcomes Carmen Tall, new Director of Business and Early Care & Learning Programs

Carmen Tall has joined the Vermont Community Loan Fund (VCLF) as Director of Business and Early Care & Learning Programs. Carmen comes to the Loan Fund with extensive experience in commercial lending, mortgage banking, and financial education. Read More

VCLF Awarded SBA Vermont Micro-Lender of the Year

The Vermont Community Loan Fund, a 501(c)3 nonprofit, mission-driven lender, was today awarded Vermont Micro-Lender of the Year by the Small Business Administration (SBA) Vermont District Office. Seth Goodall SBA Region 1 Administrator and Darcy Carter, SBA Vermont District Director presented the award to VCLF Executive Director Will Belongia at a gathering at Montpelier’s Capital Plaza Hotel.Read More

VCLF Lends $3.75 Million in 3rd Quarter 2013

The Vermont Community Loan Fund (VCLF) loaned $3,751,000 to Vermont’s small businesses, child care programs and affordable housing developers in the third quarter of 2013, helping create jobs, quality child care, and safe, affordable homes for Vermont’s families.Read More

VCLF Partner Cow Power is Focus of New Film

Vermont's dairy cows are headed for Hollywood. A new documentary film, focusing on the innovative 'Cow Power' program, premiered in Rutland to rave reviews and will open in Los Angeles later this month.Read More