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We strive to invest in building an economy based on principles of soil fertility, sense of place, care of the commons, and economic, cultural and biological diversity.


To support the sustainable growth of small food, beverage and farm businesses which benefit the local food ecosystem and the economic development and health of the SLO County region.


Food and farm products, grown, raised, caught or produced locally help to build a thriving local economy, vibrant soil, healthy population and a quality food system.

  • Facilitate growth financing to small businesses that support the food system so they may grow sustainably as they become eligible for traditional lending.

  • Identify and assess impediments to small business growth with the intention over time to finding solutions.

  • Foster and participate in a collaborative and supportive food business community.

  • Support farms and farming tools, methods and practices that build soil fertility.

  • Continue to make Slow Money SLO operations sustainable so that our future efforts benefit the SLO County Regional food system and the small businesses that support it.


It takes a community to support and sustain a healthy food system. If our mission, vision, and goals align with your interests, please lend your support, expertise, ideas, and elbow grease to the cause!


Slow Money SLO does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations. These activities include, but are not limited to, hiring and firing of staff, selection of volunteers and vendors, and provision of services. We are committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all members of our staff, clients, volunteers, subcontractors, vendors, and clients.

Slow Money SLO is an equal opportunity employer. We will not discriminate and will take affirmative action measures to ensure against discrimination in employment, recruitment, advertisements for employment, compensation, termination, upgrading, promotions, and other conditions of employment against any employee or job applicant on the bases of race, color, gender, national origin, age, religion, creed, disability, veteran's status, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression.

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