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Resources for VT Businesses Impacted by COVID-19

Like you, everyone at the Vermont Community Loan Fund is pulling together to adapt to our changing work (and life!) landscape this week. As our world community organizes to fight the spread of COVID-19, the Loan Fund will continue to work with our partners and stakeholders to ensure that we’re doing everything we can to help folks stay healthy and weather this unprecedented situation. Read More

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VCLF Lends $660,4766 in Q4, $4.47 Million in 2019

The Vermont Community Loan Fund loaned $660,476 to Vermont’s small businesses, early care & learning programs, affordable housing developers and community facilities in the fourth quarter of 2019, promoting job creation, expanding access to quality care, affordable homes and provision of vital community services throughout Vermont. Read More

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On Environmental Justice

Justice has always been at the heart of our work at the Vermont Community Loan Fund. As popular concern about the climate crisis has grown, the relationships between social justice, economic justice and environmental justice have only become more apparent. Read More

Building Bright Futures Issues New Early Care & Learning Industry Report

In January, Building Bright Futures (BBF), Vermont’s early childhood state advisory council, issued their latest report, Building Vermont’s Future from the Child Up, outlining the think tank’s recommendations to ensure high-quality, affordable, accessible early care and learning opportunities for all Vermont families. .Read More

VCLF Lends $609,500 in Q4 2018

Learn about recent loans to the Skinny Pancake, Amber Bollman Child Care, Cedar Sawmill of Vermont, NU Chocolat, and West Meadow Farm Bakery..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