A beautiful red covered bridge spanning a serene creek, taken in the fall

Donations and referrals from foundations, businesses, and individuals help us to support more Vermont businesses

A donation to Community Capital is an investment in opportunity

Community Capital is networked for success. Each donation or referral from foundations, businesses, individuals and philanthropists supports our mission to serve new or existing businesses through flexible financing and business advisory support services.


  • A diverse mix of Vermont’s community foundations, regional nonprofits, and foundations connected to national and international corporations support Community Capital’s work.


  • Banks, utilities and cooperatives invest in Community Capital’s mission – a healthy small business community benefits businesses of all sizes.

Individuals and Philanthropists

  • Community Capital is the choice for individuals who wish to support growing communities through strong small businesses.
Talia Smith of The Grooming Shoppe in Richmond wears a blue apron and grooms a golden retriever

A Success Story: Talia Smith, The Grooming Shoppe, Richmond

After working in the dog care industry for 15 years, Talia opened her own dog grooming studio with start-up financing from Community Capital. The Grooming Shoppe specializes in care of large breeds and dogs who are arthritic or older. A small boutique in the lobby includes pet accessories: stink-proof collars for summer swimmers, warm winter layers, brightly-colored vests for enhanced pet visibility, and more. Talia’s love for animals is the cornerstone of her pet care business.