Maine Organic Lenders
Investing for a Sustainable Future
We are a group of people focused on supporting the developing Maine Food Economy. The primary interest of Maine Organic Lenders is to enable food producers, processors and distributors to expand and increase their capabilities. We believe that a sustainable food system, based on organic practices, is essential to human health, the vitality of our local economy and the survival of our environment. We want to stimulate and assist this expanding group of key participants in the food system in Maine by providing low cost loans of $5,000 to $25,000.
Applications for loans are reviewed when they are received – in other words, in an ongoing process. In most cases, the process will have at least two parts: 1) an initial description of your business and how a loan will move that business forward and 2) a meeting with one or more members of the Lenders following which additional information may be requested.
As you create the initial description of your business and the loan you are seeking, please include information about the following:
- What is your business? What makes it special?
- The amount of the loan you are looking for and what it will be used for
- The amount of time you need to repay the loan
- How this money will help your business
- How you will repay the loan
In addition, please include three references who know you and with whom you presently do business.
For more information or to submit your application, please contact Deb Chapman.
View our website – Maine Organic Lenders