Mission: SMW supports community-centered investing in resilient and healthful food systems.
Slow Money Alliance
Changing what it means to be an investor in the 21st century. Promoting principles of soil fertility, sense of place and cultural, ecological and economic diversity.
Over the past three years, Slow Money has tested ideas around the country and engaged thousands of individuals working at the intersection of food and finance.
There are now over 15 Slow Money regional chapters around the U.S. conducting local food systems assessments and deal identification, holding regional gatherings & entrepreneur showcases and making loans or forming funds to link those working to build their own sustainable food businesses with those who believe in the value of local food system resiliency and revitalization.
Slow Money Wisconsin
Slow Money Wisconsin is a regional chapter of the Slow Money Alliance. We are bringing people interested in investing in local food enterprises and sustainable farms here in Wisconsin together with the sustainable farms and local food entrepreneurs seeking investment. We are also looking to have some fun along the way.
Steering Committee consists of Grant Abert, Bartlett Durand, Tina Frailey, Jim Gage, Beth Gehred, Mark Olson, and Anne Pfeiffer with insights from Michael Hernke. Discovery sessions with farmers, entrepreneurs, economic developers, investors, bankers, cooperative owners, CEOs, CFOs, loan officers, technical assistance providers, restaurant owners, philosophers, activists, and Slow aficionados from here in Wisconsin and around the country have provided the meat to our bones to date.