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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 Lends $837,000 in 3rd Qtr. 2014

The Vermont Community Loan Fund (VCLF) loaned $837,212 in the 3rd quarter of 2014 to Vermont's small businesses, community facilities, child care programs and developers of affordable housing. These loans have created or preserved quality jobs, affordable homes, quality child care and other essential services for Vermonters throughout the state.Read More

VCLF Awarded $750,000 Grant from U.S. Treasury CDFI Fund

In August, VCLF was awarded a $750,000 grant from the Community Development Financial Institutions Fund (CDFI Fund), a program of the US Department of the Treasury. The grant will provide permanent loan capital and support for VCLF's loan programs, providing financial services to Vermont's small businesses, affordable housing developers, child care programs and community facilities.Read More