Slow Money SoCal
Slow Money SoCal is a non-profit organization that enables communities to directly invest and participate in building a healthy, sustainable, local food system across Southern California. In over 20 local networks in North America and Europe, entrepreneurs, investors, farmers, foodies, and localization activists are using Slow Money to join forces in rebuilding the economics and capabilities of local food and agriculture.
Slow Money SoCal's Mission:
- To build a diverse Southern California community focused on aligning our money with 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 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 money to start up and grow, but the Wall Street model for raising funds is prohibitively expensive for small businesses and virtually excludes most community members from investing locally.
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 Street.
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 want to consider new alternatives to achieve ROI, better diversify your risk and support your community, take a few hours to come join like-minded entrepreneurs, investors and community members interested in sustaining and enhancing Southern California's own food system -- organized for you by Slow Money SoCal.