Finance for Food was a project that operated between late 2010 and early 2014… much longer than the “year or so” time frame we initially envisioned, but we were having so much success that we kept going for another couple of years! Within that time, we successfully developed and delivered online and print materials, workshops, and other educational opportunities designed to inform sustainable food system entrepreneurs about the wide variety of capital opportunities available, helping them identify and secure values-aligned financing. Ultimately, the goal of the project was to catalyze an increase in the pace and scale of the transition to a food system that restores the health of our bodies, families, communities, economies, and environment.
Imagine a world in which…
…entrepreneurs across the United States are helping people solve environmental and social problems, domestically and abroad, through a wide variety of food-based businesses founded upon sustainable values…
…and lack of access to capital no longer stands in the way of their efforts to launch, maintain, or grow their social ventures.
This was the vision of Finance for Food.
Staff & Advisors
Elizabeth Ü was the founder and executive director of Finance for Food.
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The Kitchen Cabinet of advisors was comprised of thought leaders and innovators from a variety of fields, including social finance, sustainable agriculture and farming, food-based social enterprise, food systems philanthropy, and food justice.
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Finance for Food is a project of the Trust for Conservation Innovation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization; in other words, they serve as our fiscal sponsor. That role is currently limited to accepting and redistributing royalties and affiliate income received from sales of Raising Dough: the Complete Guide to Financing a Socially Responsible Food Business.