This was an incredibly busy month for our 0% SOIL Loan program as we made a total of five loans during the month, bringing our total overall to eleven. This includes our first two loans in the Tidewater region.
After launching in 2018 as a fiscally sponsored project of the Slow Money Institute, we began officially operating under our own 501(c)(3) effective July 1, 2019. In this newsletter we are excited to announce our new board of directors.
A truly exciting month. We made our sixth loan, to River Oak Farm in Nelson County and we received a very generous donation from the John & Harriet Malbon Family Fund, through the Hampton Roads Community Foundation to jumpstart our expansion into the Tidewater region.
This month marked our One Year Anniversary. We are so grateful for the tremendous support in the community, and we are excited about our expansion into the Tidewater region.
Our fifth 0% loan was made to Little Hat Creek Farm in Nelson County and we have now made nearly $35,000 in loans since the first of the year.
Our next 0% loan was made to Twenty Paces, a farmstead sheep dairy and creamery in Albemarle County.
We made our third 0% loan to Free Union Grass Farm and were featured in an NPR story in Richmond.
It was a watershed month for Slow Money Central Virginia as our first two 0% loans were made to two small-scale organic farms.
December was a watershed month for our organization as we received our first grants from two local community foundations.
A recap of an exciting month that included a visit by Slow Money founder Woody Tasch to Charlottesville and Richmond for a series of events.
Featuring news of a Slow Money Central Virginia article in the Virginia Impact Investing report. We appeared along some really amazing company!