Steve Fondiller is Chair of the Board of Local Farms Fund, a lease-to-own investment fund; LFF”s model empowers organic/sustainable farmers with lease-to-own farmland funded by investment from non-accredited and accredited investors. He led the committee that created LFF, based upon Slow Money values.
His activism has spanned from divestment from South Africa to current investments in enterprises and funds focused on sustainability, fair trade, cooperatives and other positive impacts. Integrating values for positive impact into social enterprise DNA and practices are among his special interests. He has be an expert for the Food + Enterprise Summit and Foodstand Spotlight. He is a member of Foodshed Investors NY and has been a member of Slow Money since 2010.