Knives and Forks Community Investment Co-op mission is to promote and provide strategic and responsible community investment in local food production and distribution.
You pitch, we fund! We invest with low interest loans… with benefits. Every loan comes with an experienced mentor businesses can leverage as they build their business.
We are a group of community leaders concerned about the social, economic and cultural needs in relation to local food in BC. We provide capital to support local food-related economic activity and increase access to a sustainable local food supply for British Columbians. Investments are loaned to businesses with outstanding management, the capacity for innovation and demonstrated demand for the product or service. Businesses seeking funding send a preliminary application to Knives & Forks. If the business fits with our principles and objectives, the applicant will be asked to pitch the business and finance request at an upcoming Pitch Session. We hope to create meaningful relationships between loan recipients and member mentors. Each loan recipient will be paired up with a member of Knives & Forks who has a complementary skill set and is a personality fit.