SOIL making 0% loans to local sustainable farmers and food enterprises in Boulder and surrounding areas.
Want to chip in but not interested in membership?
Join for an annual total donation of $250 or more ($25 per year for farmers).
Vote three times per year at member meetings. One member, one vote – no matter the size of the donation.
Repaid loans mix with memberships, corporate sponsorship funds, grants and other donations to grow SOIL’s impact over time.
As a program of the Slow Money Institute, SOIL is registered with 1% For The Planet.
Five businesses and an NGO have joined our O% FOR SOIL campaign and many others donate in-kind product or services.
Please email email@example.com if you are interested in corporate membership.
1: Download and fill out the application below.
2: Upload your application to our Loan Review Committee using the submission form below.
3: Approved applicants are invited to make an in-person presentation to our membership at the next business meeting.
We will answer any questions, assist with application, loan presentation, and other preparation as needed. Email our Director at firstname.lastname@example.org.
I’m a member of SOIL for many reasons! To name the top two: the premise and mission give me great hope, and it brings together a fascinatingly diverse and inspiringly dedicated group of people who I always learn from and enjoy spending time with
Local food is all about relationships. As is soil fertility. We need a new kind of funding source that supports both. It’s Slow Opportunities for Investing Locally.
The SOIL model has been pioneered since 2014 by the 2 Forks Club (Carbondale, CO), which was co-founded by the Slow Money Institute and Roaring Fork Valley resident Susan Brady.
2 Forks Club has made more than a dozen loans totaling more than $200,000.