The Vermont Sustainable Jobs Fund is a nonprofit organization committed to nurturing the sustainable development of Vermont’s economy.

We nurture the economic prosperity, ecological health, and social connectivity of people, businesses, organizations and communities in Vermont for the benefit and well-being of all who live here by providing business assistancevalue chain facilitationnetwork development, and strategic planning in agriculture and food systemsforest productswaste managementrenewable energy, and environmental technology sectors.

Our Work
  • The Vermont Sustainable Jobs Fund (VSJF) announces the hire of Jessica Poulin as Farm to Plate Network Assistant and Kurt Ericksen as Operations and Human Resources Manager. VSJF is a nonprofit organization focused on economic prosperity, ecological health, and social connectivity of people, businesses, organizations......

  • The third and fourth generation owners of Monument Farms Dairy navigate the business, the legacy, and the future of one of Vermont’s last independent dairy farms.   If the James and Rooney family could bottle and sell the authenticity, quality, and humility behind Monument Farms......

  • The Vermont Sustainable Jobs Fund (VSJF) announces the selection of the Energy 2024 cohort of the Vermont-based DeltaClimeVT climate economy business accelerator. Eight early-stage energy companies from across the U.S. and Canada will work directly with Vermont utilities to contribute to Vermont’s 90% renewable by......

  • Jared Reynolds at the Vermont Forestry Accelerator thinks so, and he has a plan. By Christine McGowan, Vermont Sustainable Jobs Fund One of our country’s great legacy industries, the forest products industry hasn’t changed much in the past century. But that’s something Jared Reynolds, manager......

  • The Vermont Sustainable Jobs Fund (VSJF) is providing important leadership for a new initiative called New England Feeding New England (NEFNE), aimed at increasing 30% of the food that is produced and consumed in New England by 2030. The initiative aims to unite the food......

  • Last year was an historically hard year on Vermont farmers and food businesses. A late spring frost resulted in significant losses for fruit growers, the July floods inundated farm fields of all types, though produce and hay crops were hit especially hard, and global grain......

Events & Resources

Business Sense Training Tools
For Entrepreneurs and Small Business Owners

Business Sense is a no-fluff source of information that gets right to the heart of what small business owners need: essential tools and informational resources to help your business grow!

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Do you love to work outdoors? Enjoy making things with your hands? Love to drive big machines, or want to use technology to solve environmental problems? A career in Vermont’s forest economy could be a great fit for you! Photo by Erica Houskeeper.

2024 Vermont Forest Industry Summit

June 6, 2024
Bolton Valley Resort
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DeltaClimeVT Energy 2023 climate economy business accelerator announces ProsumerGrid as the winner of the $25,000 prize and a pilot project with Burlington Electric Department (BED). BED also awarded pilot projects to Plug Zen and Vermillion Power Technologies during the awards ceremony at Main Street Landing in Burlington, VT on June 15, 2023. Left to right: Geoff Robertson of DeltaClimeVT at Vermont Sustainable Jobs Fund, Freddy Hall of Burlington Electric Department, Chenel and Kwabena “Q” Johnson of Plug Zen, Marcelo Sandoval of ProsumerGrid, Kelly Hall of Vermillion Power Technologies, James Gibbons of Burlington Electric Department and Joseph Steig of ecosVC. Photo courtesy of Vermont Sustainable Jobs Fund.

DeltaClimeVT Energy2024

The Energy 2024 climate economy business accelerator is now in motion!
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Karin Bellemare unloads a delivery of potatoes at The Roots Farm Market in Middlesex. Photo by Erica Houskeeper.

RFSI Technical Assistance Available Through Farm to Plate

The Vermont Sustainable Jobs Fund (VSJF) and Larklea are offering Resilient Food Systems Infrastructure (RFSI) applicants and grantees support and technical services including RFSI application support, infrastructure capital and financial planning technical assistance, and ongoing business coaching services.
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14th Annual Farm to Plate Network Gathering

November 20-21, 2024
Killington Grand Resort

VSJF Vermont Sustainability Funders

Become a Funder

Are you interested in funding one of our programs or services? We are seeking funders to achieve our sustainable economic goals as a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization.
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VSJF Vermont Sustainability Clients

Become a Client

Are you interested in becoming a client to grow your business, industry sector, or replicate one of our approaches? We offer a suite of services for businesses, nonprofits, and government agencies.
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Become a Partner

Are you interested in partnering with us to build a thriving economic, social, and ecological future for Vermont? We invite collaboration from diverse stakeholders in all areas of our work.
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