Virtual Townhall: VCLF: Innovatively Combatting Injustice in Vermont
Guests from the Vermont Community Loan Fund: Will Belongia, Executive Director, Jake Ide, Director of Investment & Philanthropy and Dr. Asma Ali Abunaib, Board Member.
It is time to address the injustice and inequity that has resulted from systemic racism within our financial systems.
The Vermont Community Loan Fund (VCLF) is committed to building new ways to move capital to those who have been historically, systemically disenfranchised and denied access to opportunity. VCLF’s new Justice Forward Fund provides affordable access to capital and financing in an equitable way to Vermonters traditionally and generationally excluded from financial markets, including Black Vermonters, Indigenous Vermonters, Vermonters of Color and New Americans.
Michael L. Thompson, CAP®, AIF®, AEP® of Copper Leaf Financial welcomes three guests from the Vermont Community Loan Fund: Will Belongia, Executive Director, Jake Ide, Director of Investment & Philanthropy and Dr. Asma Ali Abunaib, Board Member. Specifically, they will discuss:
- The origins of this new fund
- The funds unique characteristics including a streamlined loan application, no fees and no credit score requirements to name a few
- Information about the people already being served
Join us and learn about how you could potentially help support these efforts in the future.
For more information about the Justice Forward Fund click here.