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The Slow Money Institute was founded by Woody Tasch.

Our mission is to catalyze the flow of capital to local food systems, connecting investors to the places where they live and promoting sense of place, diversity, nonviolence and health.

The Slow Money Institute does not directly make loans. Instead, we catalyze the formation of self-organizing local groups, which use a diversity of approaches to invest in local food systems. These groups may provide loans, but they operate independently, using their discretion to determine where investments are made. We encourage farmers and local food entrepreneurs to connect with these local groups for potential funding opportunities. For more information, please visit our Local Groups page.

The Slow Money Institute office is located at 1035 Pearl St #428 Boulder, CO 80302.

In 2022, we launched Beetcoin — a way everyone can chip in no matter where you live. Beetcoin donations are pooled by the Slow Money Institute and given as matching grants to new Slow Money groups that give 0% loans.


Yes, the Slow Money Institute is a registered 501(c)3 organization.

Yes, contributions to the Slow Money Institute and Beetcoin are tax deductible to the fullest extent permitted by law.

Our tax ID number is 47-1118354.

Yes, please make your check payable to Slow Money Institute and mail to:

Slow Money Institute
1035 Pearl Street, #428
Boulder, CO 80302

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