Fw: 2011 Seed Fund Grantees, B-Corp Legislation and a New Loan to Kuskokwim Seafoods!

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主題: 2011 Seed Fund Grantees, B-Corp Legislation and a New Loan to Kuskokwim Seafoods!
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日期: 2011年6月7日,星期二,下午8:03

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IN THIS ISSUE >

From Co-Creation to Association

Biodynamic Farming Scholarship Program

New Loan to Kuskokwim

2011 Seed Fund Grantees Announced!

Benefit Corporation Legislation Progress

Slow Money Northern California Showcase

Mid-States Shared Gifting Program Update

Upcoming Events

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WHAT WE VALUE >

“To this end it is necessary, by direct human experience, to take hold of the economic process, as it were, in its nascent state—to be within it all the time. However, the individual alone can never do this; nor can a society above a certain size, such as the State. It can only be done by associations growing out of the economic life itself, and able therefore to work out of the immediate reality of economic life” – Rudolf Steiner, Economics: The World as One Economy

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June 2011

RSF is committed to supporting innovation through social finance. This month we are pleased to share some exciting developments in the field  — a new loan to Kuskokwim Seafoods supports Native Alaskan sustainable fishermen, the 2011 Seed Fund grantees are announced, and the Biodynamic Farming and Gardening Association has launched a scholarship program for new farmers. Also check out the latest efforts to enact Benefit Corporation legislation in California!

From Co-Creation to Association: A Social Challenge for the New Economy

I would hold that understanding this collectively evolved consciousness, the reality which we co-create with others, is a critical, if difficult to achieve, practice needed for transforming our economic relationships. Imagination, inspiration, and intuition are essential “tools” for understanding not only ourselves but also others with whom we create our interdependent communities…Read the full post on the Reimagine Money blog.

Biodynamic Farming & Gardening Association Launches Scholarship Fund for Beginning Farmers

Beginning farmers who want to learn the principles and practices of biodynamic agriculture have a new source of support – the Biodynamic Scholarship Fund. Responding to a growing interest in farming in general, and biodynamics in particular, the Biodynamic Farming and Gardening Association has launched a new scholarship fund to help the next generation of farmers gain the knowledge and skills they need to manage successful biodynamic farms…Read more in the RSF Newsroom.

RSF Social Finance Supports Sustainable Fishermen in Native Alaskan Communities

RSF Social Finance is pleased to announce a new loan to Kuskokwim Seafoods, LLC.

Kuskokwim Seafoods, LLC is a small salmon processing company located in Bethel, Alaska, and is certified by the Marine Stewardship Council. They provide an important revenue source to a community of native, subsistence fishermen, and other local residents…Read more in the RSF Newsroom.

Announcing the 2011 RSF Seed Fund Grantees!

In April, 5 members of the RSF staff volunteered hours of their time to review and discuss the 80+ proposals we received for the RSF Seed Fund this year, a record number!  We were so inspired by the interest in the Seed Fund and the quality of the applications that we all lamented the fact that we did not have more money to grant out…Read the full post on the Reimagine Money blog.

Successful Step for California’s Benefit Corporation Legislation

California’s Assembly Judiciary Committee approved Assembly Bill 361, which proposes a new corporate structure category known as a Benefit Corporation. Businesses incorporated as Benefit Corporations are required to include environmental and social impact in their decision-making and reporting. Don Shaffer, our President & CEO and Adam Lowry, co-founder of Method, joined Assemblymember Jared Huffman (D-San Rafael) to testify at the hearing….Read the full post on the Reimagine Money blog.

June 12: Slow Money Northern California Entrepreneur Showcase

We’re proud to sponsor Slow Money Northern California’s Entrepreneur Showcase on June 12, 2011. The Showcase will bring together 200+ investors, sustainable food entrepreneurs and leaders working to rebuild our local food system.

Over the past two years, several million dollars have been invested in small food enterprises who presented at Slow Money showcases. Now is your chance to invest close to home. Join us at Fort Mason in San Francisco to learn about investment opportunities and how you can participate in rebuilding local economies…Read the full post on the Reimagine Money blog.

Mid-States Shared Gifting Program Update

At a recent meeting with the advisors of the Mid-States Shared Gifting group we determined that this grant program will not be accepting proposals until further notice.

The Mid-States Shared Gifting Program is actively trying to rebuild the fund as well as support the fund’s visibility in the Mid-States community…Read more in the RSF Newsroom.

Upcoming Events

June 12 – Slow Money Northern California Entrepreneur Showcase – San Francisco, CA
June 14 –BALLE 2011 – Bellingham, WA
June 21 –2011 SAFSF Forum – Minneapolis, MN
July 12 – Pachamama Alliance Luncheon – San Francisco, CA

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