The Vermont Sustainable Jobs Fund offers business assistance, value chain facilitation, network development, and strategic planning services.

The Vermont Sustainable Jobs Fund serves a wide range of clients from private sector businesses, nonprofit organizations, and government agencies connected to agriculture and food system, forest product, waste management, renewable energy, and environmental technology sectors.

Our services are tailored to meet individual client needs at their different stages of development:

  • Business assistance services help Vermont companies create and retain jobs, reach new markets with their products and services, plan for the future, and strengthen the sustainable economic development of our state.
  • Value chain facilitation services identify gaps in supply chains and opportunities for product development and overall market growth.
  • Network development services help diverse stakeholders find a common agenda around which to connect, align, and take action on systems level change efforts.
  • Strategic planning services drive action-oriented results through organizational analysis and adaptive planning.
  • Financial services support the management of the Flexible Capital Fund, LC3, occasional grant making, and fiscal sponsorship.
  • We periodically work with clients from other states and regions seeking to replicate our approach. We are also available for speaking engagements and presentations on how we accelerate sustainable economic development.

Vermont Sustainable Jobs Fund past and current clients:

Agriculture and Food Systems

Aqua ViTea

Blake Hill Preserves

Butterworks Farm

Champlain Orchards

Chesapeake Bay Foodshed Network

Crowley Cheese

Deep Root Organic Cooperative

Eden Ice Cider

Farmers To You

Fat Toad Farm

Freedom Foods

Global Village Foods

Harlow Farm

High Mowing Seeds

Jericho Settlers Farm

Kimball Brook Farm

Lawson’s Finest Liquids


Luce Farm Wellness

Mad River Food Hub

Monument Farms

Olivia’s Croutons

Ontario Agriculture and Food Initiative

Rutland Area Farm and Food Link

Peterson Quality Malt

Pete’s Greens

Screamin’ Ridge Farm


Sunrise Orchards

The Royal Butcher

Upper Valley Produce

Vermont Beef Producers Association

Vermont Cheese Council

Vermont Cookie Love

Vermont Food Venture Center

Vermont Fresh Network

Vermont Grass Farmers Association

Vermont Livestock Slaughter & Processing

Vermont Sheep and Goat Association

Vermont Smoke and Cure

Vermont Soy

Vermont Specialty Food Association

Vermont Tree Fruit Growers Association

Vital Communities

Westminster Meats

Wilcox Creamery

Y Enterprises


Forest Products

Allard Lumber

Cooperman Fife & Drum

Ironwood Brands

Rick’s Firewood

Vermont Butcher Block & Board Company

Vermont Farm Table

Vermont Wood Pellet Company


Renewable Energy

Agrilab Technologies



Vermont Energy and Contracting Supply Corporation

Vermont Wood Pellet Company

Environmental Technology

Green Mountain Antibodies

Kalow Technologies

Nathanial Electronics


Waste Management

Compost Association of Vermont

Grow Compost

Highfields Center for Composting

Kingdom Compost

Vermont Compost Company


Conant Custom Brass

Danforth Pewters

Manufacturing Solutions, Inc.

Union Street Media

Way Out Wax

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Contact Ellen Kahler
Executive Director

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