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jakeREMOVETHISBEFORESENDING@vclf.org
(802) 223-1448
15 State Street, Suite 101
Montpelier, VT 05602

The Loan Fund has provided flexible financing and business development services for small farms, local food producers and natural resources-based entrepreneurs for 20 years. In 2011, we partnered with The Carrot Project (thecarrotproject.org) to provide in-depth technical assistance tailored to meet the needs of small- and mid-sized farms and agricultural organizations. In 2015, we launched our Food, Farms & Forests Fund to meet the Vermonters' capital needs around sustainable agriculture, healthy food production and the working landscape. The money we lend comes from the community: individuals & families, corporations, state & federal governments, foundations, financial institutions, faith-based groups and others who want to align their investments with their values, earning them a social or "community" return as well as a financial return. YOU can invest in Vermont food, farms & forests today!

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Will Belongia
Executive Director (802) 223-1448 Add to Collection
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Executive Director of the Vermont Community Loan Fund A nonprofit, mission-driven alternative lender and Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI), the Vermont Community Loan Fund (VCLF) creates opportunities leading to healthy communities and financial stability for all Vermonters. An expert in finding and financing opportunities that traditional lenders overlook or avoid, VCLF puts capital in the hands of Vermont entrepreneurs and organizations who can’t get it anywhere else, all to benefit the Vermonters who need it most. We make loans and provide financial consulting and business development services to help lower-income Vermonters access safe, affordable homes, quality jobs, early care & education and other essential services. We seek to serve Vermonters who traditionally lack equitable access to credit, including lower-income Vermonters, communities at risk, and women.
Jake Ide
Director of Development (802) 223-4423 Add to Collection
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Jake Is Director of Development for the Vermont Community Loan Fund. An expert in finding and financing opportunities that don’t qualify for credit from traditional lenders, the Vermont Community Loan Fund (VCLF) puts capital in the hands of VT's small businesses, entrepreneurs and community organizations who can’t access it anywhere else, to benefit the Vermonters who need it most. We finance businesses and programs that help lower-income Vermonters access safe, affordable homes, quality jobs, quality early care & education and essential community services. The money we lend comes from the community: individuals & families, corporations, state & federal governments, foundations, financial institutions, faith-based groups and others who want to align their investments with their values, earning them a social or "community" return as well as a financial return. We make sure our borrowers have access not just to capital, but to the other tools and resources they need to succeed. We provide comprehensive business development services, both in-house and in partnership with outside partners and collaborators. In 2009, we were designated VT’s first-ever statewide US SBA microlender intermediary; in 2013, we were honored as VT SBA's Microlender of the Year. VCLF was designated an SBA-guaranteed Community Advantage lender in 2014. As of December 31st, 2014, our portfolio consisted of 252 loans totaling $26.4 million, representing jobs for 1,532 Vermonters, 1,552 affordable homes, child care for 1,342 children and organizations serving 45,791 Vermonters annually. Since 1987, we’ve made over 850 loans surpassing $85 million that have created or preserved employment for 4,500 Vermonters, 3,700 affordable homes, quality care for 3400 children and essential services for hundreds of thousands of Vermonters. The Loan Fund has provided flexible financing and business development services for small farms, local food producers and natural resources-based entrepreneurs for 20 years. In 2011, we partnered with The Carrot Project (thecarrotproject.org) to provide in-depth technical assistance tailored to meet the needs of small- and mid-sized farms and agricultural organizations. In 2015, we launched our Food, Farms & Forests Fund to meet the Vermonters' capital needs around sustainable agriculture, healthy food production and the working landscape.
Anne Loecher
802-224-9140 Add to Collection
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The Vermont Community Loan FUnd is a mission-driven, community-focused alternative lender. We make loans to local businesses, community organizations & nonprofits, child care providers and developers of affordable housing who don’t qualify for a loan from a traditional lender. We combine our loans with financial consulting and business development services to make sure our borrowers have access to everything they need to succeed.

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