Community Foundation News

October 2019

Virginia Foodshed Capital co-founder Michael Reilly participated in a panel discussion on September 26 hosted by the Charlottesville Area Community Foundation. This article recaps the event… Read More

Richmond Mag: Help to the Shelf

August 5, 2019

Slow Money Virginia (Virginia Foodshed Capital) provides the first prize money for a local food and beverage pitch competition in Richmond… Read More

WPVC Radio: To Your Health Podcast

June 29, 2019

For the second time in two weeks Slow Money Virginia was featured on WPVC radio, this time on the show “To Your Health” hosted by M.C. Blair. Joining Slow Money Virginia co-founder Michael Reilly was Renard Turner from Vanguard Ranch. You can listen to a recording of the show here.

WPVC Radio: Slow Money and the Craft of Farming

June 16, 2019

Rick Moore hosted a Slow Money panel on his weekly show “Sunday Morning Wake-Up” call airing weekly on WPVC, the Progressive Voice Of Charlottesville. Joining Slow Money Virginia co-founder Michael Reilly were two of our recent borrowers: Renard Turner from Vanguard Ranch and Mark Jones from Sharondale Farm. You can listen to a recording of the show here.

C-Ville Weekly: Fertilizing Small-Scale Farming

June 5, 2019

Most small farmers could use a little green. That’s the idea behind Slow Money Central Virginia, a micro-finance nonprofit that helps local small farmers grow…Read More

Invest Locally: Do Your Investments Reflect Your Values?

May 15, 2019

Richmond-based financial advisory firm Alexis Advisors posts a blog piece by Slow Money Central Virginia co-founder Hunter Hopcroft about the merits of investing in our local food system. Read More

Impact Investing in the Central Virginia Foodshed

May 14, 2019

The Virginia Impact Investing Forum interviews Slow Money Central Virginia co-founder Hunter Hopcroft in honor of our one-year anniversary. Read More

Discover Darden Blog: Profile on Hunter Hopcroft

February 28, 2019

University of Virginia’s Darden School of Business profiles one of its students, Hunter Hopcroft, who is co-founder of Slow Money Central Virginia…Read More

Full Disclosure with Roben Farzad on npr: Seed Capital

February 2019

Business journalist Roben Farzad, host of the radio program Full Disclosure, interviewed Slow Money CVA co-founder Hunter Hopcroft and Erica Hellen from Free Union Grass Farm. It aired on WCVE-FM, Richmond's NPR station and is also available on iTunes. In addition to hosting the weekly podcast Full Disclosure on NPR One, Roben Farzad is a special correspondent on PBS NewsHour. He was previously a senior writer for Bloomberg Businessweek, where he covered Wall Street, international finance, and Latin America. Farzad is a graduate of Princeton University and Harvard Business School. Click Here to Listen to the Program on NPR, or Click Here to Download on iTunes.

Virginia Farm To Table Conference

December 2018

Slow Money Central Virginia Co-Founder Michael Reilly serves on a panel called “Nourishing Local Communities” with Reverend Dr. Heber Brown from the Black Church Food Security Network in Baltimore, and Beth Schermerhorn with the Chesapeake Foodshed Network. Click here to download a conference program.

Virginia Impact Report

September 2018

Produced by the Virginia Impact Investing Forum, this report provides a snapshot of various efforts around the state to produce more sustainable, responsible, and impactful investment outcomes. It includes a great article on Slow Money Central Virginia. Click here for the full report. Finance Your Foodshed, by Hunter Hopcroft

June 6, 2018

Our food system’s successes and spectacular failures account for nearly one trillion dollars of US GDP, yet the media spotlight is usually reserved for the sexier tech and financial sectors. I hear regularly about growing populations, water shortages and rapidly changing international trade policies, and still, food and its ancillary industries seem to be taken as a given in the American economic schema…Read More

NPR: Filling In The Gap for Small Farmers

May 11, 2018

There’s no shortage of challenges to life as a farmer: long hours, unpredictable weather, small profit margins. But a new group in central Virginia wants to make sure access to capital isn’t one of those challenges…Read More And Listen

Richmond Mag: Giving a New Meaning to ‘Growth Fund’

April 26, 2018

From Autumn Olive Farms’ pork to Rudy’s Exotic Mushrooms, our menus and grocery store displays proudly point to local producers.But how do small, local producers continue to do what they do? Not the growing part — instead, the money part. Banks have no problem lending funds for land and building purchases, but getting capital for small projects isn’t quite so easy. Enter Hunter Hopcroft of Slow Money Central Virginia… Read More

Charlottesville Tomorrow: New Non-Profit Helps Local Farms With Their Financial Needs

April 19, 2018

Slow Money Central Virginia is embarking on a mission to support the financial needs of small sustainable farms and food entrepreneurs in the region surrounding Richmond and Charlottesville… Read More