We are an intentionally inclusive, diverse network connecting local entrepreneurs with local community investors and formal investors in the Dallas Fort Worth local community, with a focus on supporting local sustainable food systems. We are an active part of a national, becoming international, movement – called Slow Money.
Slow Money events have attracted thousands of people from 36 states and 9 countries. Over 27,000 people have signed the Slow Money Principles. The first international Slow Money investment—a $20,000 loan to a solar dairy in Switzerland—has been made. Slow Money France is in the early stages of organizing, and inquiries about chapter formation have been received from Canada, Australia and Japan.
Through Slow Money national gatherings, regional events and local activities, more than $38 million has been invested in over 350 small food enterprises around the United States since mid-2010.
We CONVENE gatherings, CONNECT people to each other’s needs, and CATALYZE the flow of funds and technical assistance to a wide array of farmers, food and other local businesses.
Inspired by the vision of Inquiries into the Nature of Slow Money: Investing As If Food, Farms and Fertility Mattered, published in 2009, the Slow Money Alliance is bringing people together around a new conversation about money that is too fast, about finance that is disconnected from people and place, about how we can begin fixing our economy from the ground up... starting with food.