Bring Money Down to Earth: Give to Slow Money NYC
December 18, 2013

Hawthorne Valley Farm
Slow Money NYC gives so much to you.
Now, we ask you to give to Slow Money NYC.

Slow Money NYC has been catalyzing investment in local, sustainable food business since 2011. Disseminating information. Producing events. Creating investment pipelines. Building our Network. Thanks to all of you for making Slow Money NYC such a success.

Our Ask

Give to Slow Money NYC today — so we can give to you year round! Donate now
Write Checks to: “Slow Money” with memo: “Slow Money NYC” and send to:
Slow Money
PO Box 333
York Harbor, ME 03911

Bring Money Down to Earth
Our Need

Help realize our plans for the New Year.

  • 6 Meetups — one every other month — starting on February 18, 2014
  • Collaborate with GrowNYC, NRDC and other good food organizations to plan “Catalyzing NY Foodshed Finance” in early 2015.
  • Collaborate with Food Book Fair: Pitch Competition
  • Improve deal pipeline with newly-renamed Foodshed Investors NY (formerly NYC LION).

As usual, these ambitious plans will be coordinated by Derek Denckla and Brian Kaminer with generous help from the Board. However, this year, we’re looking to raise sufficient funds to rent desk space and pay our Network Coordinators a small stipend. This modest but necessary step will help maintain our small organization.

Local Food Mashup
Year in Review

2013 was an amazing year for growth.

Slow Money NYC brought on a new board of directors in 2013, helping catalyze investment through an amazing number and variety of impactful activities:

  • 10 Meetups attended by 388 SMNYC Networkers
  • Co-hosted 4 events with other organizations
  • Produced Food Book Fair: Resource Fair + Pitch Competition, 260 attended.
  • Hosted Regional Food Finance Work Group attended by 60 good food organizations.
  • Grant of $2,000 from Sustainable Agriculture Food System Funders
  • Activist in Community Food Funders, NESAWG Regional Food Funders, NYC Food Policy Forum
  • Launched Indiegogo Campaign for Cayuga Pure Organics, helping raise $85,000
  • Coordinated 5 Meetings of NYC LION, reviewing presentation by 13 local food entrepreneurs
  • Held Educational Webinar on Royalty Financing attended by 25 Networkers.

Help us continue to build on this amazing track record — achieved on a shoe string budget with all volunteer effort!!!

Kimberly WetherellOur Impact

Testimonial from Slow Money NYC Community:

I was introduced to Slow Money NYC just a few months ago and as a Brooklyn entrepreneur with a locally-minded start-up, I found both Meetups I attended to be incredibly insightful. . . . I am inspired to re-invest in my community as my own business grows and flourishes. Having the opportunity to speak to the Slow Money NYC group was a great chance to practice my pitch, expand my audience and share a small taste of what I make with other like-minded individuals.

Kimberly M. Wetherell

Goatfell FarmHappy Holidays

Hope to see you in the New Year!

Our next event is February 18, 2014 — rumored to be a chocolate-theme for Valentine’s Day. Location: Purpose, 115 5th Ave, New York, NY 10011. Check Meetup for more details.

Please let us know if you have any wishes for the New Year! Thanks for your interest in slow money and your support of Slow Money NYC.

Late with gifts? Buy Woody Tasch‘s new e-book “Staring the Pig in Face,” released today on Amazon.

Or, buy Credibles for friends and family from these NY food businesses:

And, if you have some additional charitable dollars left after you have made your donation to Slow Money NYC, please consider making a tax-deductible gift via Indiegogo to non-profit, CARI Organic Farm, located in Lisbon, NY, which lost its greenhouse in windstorm on November 16, 2013.

Happy Holidays and Best Wishes for the New Year,

The Board of Slow Money NYC
Claude Arpels, Amy Cortese
Erica Dorn, Derek Denckla
Lindsay Greene, Jennifer Grossman
Kerry Gendron, Brian Kaminer
and Job Zeltsman