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 management coaching 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

Babette’s Table

Blake Hill Preserves

Bobolink Yarns

Butterfly Bakery

Butterworks Farm

Champlain Orchards

Chesapeake Bay Foodshed Network

Crowley Cheese

Deep Root Organic Cooperative

Eden Ice Cider

Farmers To You

Fat Toad Farm

Food Connects

Freedom Foods

Global Village Foods

Halyard Brewing Co.

Harlow Farm

High Mowing Organic Seeds

Jericho Settlers Farm

Junction Fiber Mill

Kimball Brook Farm

KRB Specialists

Lawson’s Finest Liquids


Luce Farm Wellness

Mad River Food Hub


Monument Farms Dairy

Myer’s Produce

Olivia’s Croutons

Ontario Agriculture and Food Initiative

Roots Farm Market

Rutland Area Farm and Food Link

Peterson Quality Malt

Pete’s Greens

Screamin’ Ridge Farm

Smuggler’s Notch Distillery


Sunrise Orchards

The Royal Butcher

Trenchers Farmhouse

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 Hempicurean

Vermont Livestock Slaughter & Processing

Vermont Sheep and Goat Association

Vermont Smoke and Cure

Vermont Soy

Vermont Specialty Food Association

Vermont Tortilla Company

Vermont Tree Fruit Growers Association

Vital Communities

Westminster Meats

Wilcox Creamery

Y Enterprises


Forest Products

Allard Lumber

Cooperman Fife & Drum

Currier Forest Products

Ironwood Brands

New Frameworks

Rick’s Firewood

Rockledge Farm Woodworks

Sawyer Made

Up End This

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

Green Mountain Druid School

Manufacturing Solutions, Inc.

Union Street Media

Way Out Wax

VSJF Vermont Sustainability Funders

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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

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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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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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