Slow Money SoCal
Slow Money is a movement and national nonprofit organization that catalyzes investments in our local food systems. In over 15 local networks across the North America, entrepreneurs, investors, farmers, foodies, and localization activists have joined forces to rebuild the economics of local food and agriculture.
Slow Money SoCal's Mission:
- To build a diverse Southern California community focused on aligning our money and our values through investing in local, sustainable food businesses.
- To inspire and educate people about the connected nature of investing and food system change.
- To catalyze new and democratic opportunities for investment in businesses that yield a sustainable food system for all.
Join our discussions and connect with others at our LinkedIn Group.
Why Invest Locally?
Local businesses need capital, but the Wall St. model for raising funds is prohibitively expensive for small businesses and has troubling inefficiencies for many investors.
All investments have risk, but investing locally gives you line of sight visibility to your investment at work in your community. Ability to understand investment risk and opportunity comes from personal interaction with company management and with patience can lead to returns and benefits that go far beyond ROI offered by Wall St.
Investing directly with a small growing business contributes to community diversity, helps build your economy by keeping profits local, and builds the local tax base which in turn enables a range of community services like education, healthcare and development programs.
So if you are fed up with Wall St., take a few hours to come join like-minded entrepreneurs, investors and community members interested in sustaining and enhancing Southern California's food system with new opportunities to invest locally in your community -- organized for you by Slow Money SoCal.