We’ve all heard the CDFI industry referred to as a movement, and there’s some truth to that.
“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!’”
(July 2017) The Vermont Community Loan Fund (VCLF), a nonprofit, mission-driven, alternative lender, has been awarded a $1 million financing package from USDA Rural Development’s Intermediary Relending Program (IRP).