“30 years ago, a committed group of people decided to act.” remarked VCLF Executive Director Will Belongia. “To take a risk and start something without any assurance that it would work. It wasn’t people saying, ‘Someone should fix that.’ It was people saying, ‘I will fix that!’”

Since 1987, the Loan Fund has loaned almost $100 million to local businesses, affordable housing developers and community-based organizations that has created or preserved 5,600 jobs; built or rehabilitated 4,000 affordable homes; created or preserved quality care for over 3,850 children and their families; and supported community organizations providing vital services to hundreds of thousands of Vermonters.

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