Frequently Asked Questions
Does Slow Money Maine serve as an alternative to a conventional bank?
No, Slow Money Maine does not handle any money as a group but rather is focused on matching investors to forms of investing in local sustainable food systems through existing and innovative approaches that include banks, non-profits, and other entities.
Does Slow Money Maine offer financial guidance to any small Maine business?
No. Slow Money Maine, like its national umbrella organization (Slow Money Alliance), is focused on sustainable food system endeavors.
Are Slow Money Maine meetings invitational or open to anyone?
Our meetings are open to anyone but we ask that you let our Coordinator know in advance so that she can effectively prepare for the group.
Is there an application process for securing loans through Slow Money Maine?
No. Slow Money Maine provides opportunities for education and networking so that farmers and producers can find the financial and technical support that they need independently.