Stitching back together what's important.
Utilizing multiple forms of capital to generate social and environmental returns.
Tim Crosby leads the Thread Fund in it's effort to use market-based strategies to grow regional food economies. Tim is Director of Slow Money Northwest, a Partner with Social Venture Partners, Board member of the Washington Sustainable Food and Farming Network, Co-Chair of the Sustainable Agriculture and Food System Funders Steering Committee, and participant in the Global Alliance for the Future of Food. He was previously a professional photographer for 15 years. Tim lives in Edmonds with his wife and two daughters, and coached club soccer for eleven years. He holds an MBA in Sustainable Business from Pinchot University.
Tim Crosby is the Principal of the Thread Fund, which is a private philanthropic donor-advised fund at the Seattle Foundation. . We are proud to be members of the Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems Funders and the Global Alliance for the Future of Food.
We do not accept unsolicited proposals. Instead we work 'on the ground' in the region to identify strategic and systemic innovations that need assistance. We have had much success with early stage, proof-of-concept efforts, which need hard to find startup grant funds.
The vision of the Thread Fund is a viable network of regionally-based enterprises that succeed by supporting each other's business and values-based goals.
The primary focus area for engagement is to improve market conditions for enterprises involved in sustainable / eco-agrological food. We use multiples form of capital to leverage change, and consider the notion that one of the best ways to conserve farmland is to improve the economics of farming.
The primary region for engagement is the U.S.'s Pacific Northwest region, with strategic national and international investments also deployed.
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