Funders of Community, and Capital
Community Capital receives and leverages federal funds
With broad reach, decades of experience in working with people and small businesses, and the capacity to provide comprehensive advice and support for low and moderate-income entrepreneurs, Community Capital successfully oversees, manages and distributes federal, state and municipal funds designated for business development.
US Department of Agriculture Rural Development
- Community Capital utilizes the US Department of Agriculture Rural Microentrepreneur Assistance Program and Intermediary Relending Program to assist with the flow of capital to Vermont’s rural communities.
US Small Business Administration
- Community Capital accesses loan funds and grants for business advisory services through the US Small Business Administration’s microloan program.
- For several years running, Community Capital was been honored as Vermont’s highest volume microlender.
- Created by Vermont’s Legislature to develop self-employment opportunities for lower income Vermonters, we administer JobStart funds to start, strengthen or grow small businesses.
Foundations and Municipal Revolving Loan Funds
- In addition to donations, foundations lend Community Capital funds, which are used to provide financial support to small businesses. This flexible capital supports both the foundation’s and Community Capital’s missions.
- We work with several Vermont towns to administer their revolving loan funds, where the interest and principal payments from existing loans are used to create capital for new loans.