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
  • After three months of intense focus, camaraderie and both virtual and in-person learning, The DeltaClimeVT Energy 2024 climate economy business accelerator announces Rock Rabbit as the peer-selected winner. Fifteen entrepreneurs from eight start-ups focused on reducing greenhouse gas emissions by enabling the acceleration of electrification......

  • Through a pilot with Vermont Electric Coop, software startup Qilo is helping utilities understand the impact of electrification on both consumers and the grid. Electrification of, well, pretty much everything, is widely seen as a path to reducing our reliance on fossil fuels and curbing......

  • 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......

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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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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DeltaClimeVT Energy2024

Rock Rabbit won the Energy 2024 climate economy business accelerator!
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14th Annual Farm to Plate Network Gathering

November 20-21, 2024
Killington Grand Resort

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

Was Held June 6, 2024
Bolton Valley Resort
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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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