To catalyze the flow of capital to our local food system
by developing a network of entrepreneurs, farmers and investors
guided by new impact investment principles
connected to place, rooted in relationships and respecting human dignity and environmental limits.


Everyone is an investor in food.

 What We Do

  • Build a diverse community of Investors and Entrepreneurs aiming to finance local, sustainable food businesses.
  • Inspire and educate people through events and public forums about the connected nature of investing and food system change.
  • Catalyze new and democratic opportunities for investment in food and farm businesses that yield a better food system for all.

Why We Do It

Our aim is simple.  Start Local. Support local food enterprises which provide consumers and investors a tangible, direct way to address the structural problems caused by the global food economy.

20 million people in the NYC Metro Statistical Area spend $70 billion per year on food. Diverting a small portion of those dollars to local food could go a long way toward regenerating our food system.

Who We Are

Slow Money NYC (SMNYC) is a start-up non-profit network organization, part of a national Slow Money movement.

Slow Money NYC is fiscally-sponsored by Slow Money, Inc. SMNYC, a 501(c)(3) organization.

Slow Money NYC is managed by a very part-time Network Coordinator and a volunteer Board of Directors installed formally in January 2016 after acting as an Advisory Board since 2011.