Calling All Food Entrepreneurs
Fair Food Network’s Fair Food Fund is a national fund that works locally to support food entrepreneurs in being the engine of a more equitable future
We provide holistic support – weaving together catalytic capital and wrap-around business assistance alongside the resources of our national network with an eye toward realizing investments that might otherwise not be possible with a focus on BIPOC and women-led businesses.
Current places of work include Camden, New Jersey, Michigan through our leadership of the statewide Michigan Good Food Fund, and the Northeastern United States.
We want to partner with you as you grow your business. Let’s get started!
We know entrepreneurs don’t just need capital, but the right capital. Fair Food Fund provides patient, customized financing working with you to match your needs with the right product. Products include loans, royalty financing, convertible debt, or equity investments.
Investments are offered as stand-alone investments ranging from $50,000 to $350,000 or as part of a larger financing package.
We bring more than money. We provide wrap-around business assistance that meets you where you are. This includes targeted one-on-one support, immersive trainings, access to industry expertise, and advising and mentorship from Fair Food Network’s national network.
As a mission-driven fund, we’re on the lookout for entrepreneurs making a difference in their communities.
See below for specific criteria we use.
- Geography: We invest in companies incorporated in the U.S. that are working in Camden, New Jersey, Michigan, and in the Northeast United States including Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, Rhode Island, and Vermont.
- Sector: We invest in businesses working across the food system from farm to fork.
- Stage: We are stage agnostic. We invest in early-stage enterprises and support the continued growth of more mature companies.
- Social Impact: As a mission-driven fund, we focus our investments on businesses that are increasing healthy food access, supporting family farms, and creating quality jobs. We’re also committed to advancing greater racial and social equity by supporting enterprises led by women and BIPOC entrepreneurs (Black, Indigenous, People of Color).
- Financial Sustainability: We’re looking for enterprises that are profitable or can demonstrate a path to profitability. We will review your current financial position and discuss your future plans.