Be a part of funding Sugar Plum

Sugar Plum will be Seattle's first vegan ice creamery and sweet shop located in the lovely East Capitol Hill neighborhood.

About the campaign

Plum is at it again! This time we want to bring you Seattle's first vegan ice creamery and sweet shop. We put the city's first vegan burger truck on the road through Kickstarter thanks to the love of Seattle. Now here we go again - however, this campaign is slightly different. We are asking you not to donate, but to join with us and fuel the growth of our innovative ideas, by buying a square to fund a larger loan. As we grow, you get repaid in full. But, the best part is, you're helping to create the kind of community you want to see, through sustainable community lending. Community Sourced Capital, our partner in this venture, has a new way of thinking about funding business ideas. They gather together folks that believe in community and building better neighborhoods just like we do. So please join us in building something Sweet!

Join with us to launch Sugar Plum, Seattle's first vegan ice creamery and sweet shop!

For all of us at Plum, veganism is about helping to build a plant based community so when the inevitable change in our food source comes we'll all have a resource. As the chef of Plum, I have committed to my community and helping to build a better food system that entire families can enjoy. I want vegan food to become a pleasurable destination. There is no better place than our own community to gather resources to provide a place for all of us to enjoy what the plant world has to offer. We decided to partner with Community Sourced Capital instead of a big commercial bank because of their vision for changing how small business lending works. We believe in their mission to create a sustainable financing system designed to strengthen communities. I hope you’ll join us by becoming a “Squareholder” to launch Sugar Plum. It’s gonna be SO SWEET!

Help us build a sweet Vegan life!

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About Plum Bistro

The place that makes plants exciting!

Plum Bistro was established in 1972, and is located in Seattle, WA.

Partner with community sourced capital

Community Sourced Capital exists so that businesses can access affordable capital from their community

By connecting community members, small business owners and mission-aligned funders to the goal of creating healthy communities, we’re introducing a new purpose for financial systems, removing barriers to success for entrepreneurs, and building meaningful relationships around money.

Providing affordable capital to community businesses is vital to our economy

Small businesses are the key generators of jobs in our economy and character in our communities. Everyone seems to know that. What most people don't know is how important funding is to the success of a business.

Even in this day and age, most small businesses simply cannot access the funding they need to succeed. New lenders have emerged to serve this need, but many of them charge equivalent interest rates upwards of 20 or 50 percent. These rates can compromise the stability of the businesses that ultimately provide stability to our communities.

Participate in a financial system for communities, by communities

Join a growing community of lenders regenerating their local economies through finance. Participate in a loan for a small business. Grow your business with your community. Invest in the success of your neighbor.

That's the spirit behind Community Sourced Capital's motto: Fund the world you want to live in.