Calling All Entrepreneurs
From farm-to-table community caterers working to increase healthy food access to enterprises on the frontier of sustainable aquaculture, our companies are harnessing the power of food to grow healthier, wealthier communities.
Fair Food Fund provides patient, customized financing working with entrepreneurs to match their needs with the right product including 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 bolster financing with wrap-around business assistance that meets entrepreneurs where they are and takes them where they want to go. This includes targeted one-on-one support, immersive trainings, access to industry expertise, advising and mentorship, and insights and connections from Fair Food Network’s national network.
As a mission-driven fund, we’re on the lookout for early-stage food enterprises committed to making a difference in their communities. Enterprise qualifications are reviewed based on mission fit, management strength, business model, risk, and potential for financial return.
See below for specific criteria we use.
- Geography: We invest in companies that are making a difference in the Northeastern United States and incorporated in the U.S.
- Sector: We invest in businesses working across the food system from farm to fork.
- Stage: We invest in early-stage enterprises with one or more years of operating history and annual revenue of at least $100,000.
- 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 people of color.
- Financial Sustainability: We’re looking for enterprises that are profitable or can demonstrate a path to profitability. Enterprises must be able to provide financial projections for three years (five years preferred) including income statements, balance sheets, and cash flow statements.