Membership Criteria

Members come to invest. Foodshed Investors brings together a peer network of  impact investors focused on funding small, local and sustainable food enterprises creating a safe space for sharing, learning together, co-investing and mentoring enterprises.

Members build Foodhsed Investors together. Investors educate each other and help create  our network based on trust and transparency.

We expect our members commit to do the following:

  • Contribute enterprises to deal flow process
  • Make at least one investments each year
  • Share due diligence conducted on deals
  • Share terms of investments completed on deals
  • Support the impact and financial monitoring of deals
  • Serve as one of the following at least once per year: Deal Champion, Selection Committee, Mentor, Meeting Facilitator
  • Pay membership fee and any expenses related deals authorized by members collectively

Approved Members are people who have:

  1. Submitted an Application for Membership
  2. Received an Invitation to Workspace on Podio, AND
  3. Endorsed Membership Agreement on Podio (either by email message to Membership Coordinator, Derek Denckla, or by signing & transmitting to him)
  4. After a 6-month free trial period, make a suggested donation of $400 each year to Slow Money, which manages the business affairs of Foodshed Investors.