Investors and Funders

Economics for Peace Institute specializes in participatory community engagement for local and regional planning. Revenues received through our PAR workshops and grants and donations fund our other programs.

The Institute is an innovative, fresh, start up social enterprise that leverages web 2.0 technologies to deliver on our mission.

We welcome discussion on how our projects might enhance the outcomes you seek.  We've been told we have a "solid plan with great ideas."  We are happy to send our plan for your review. Contact Us[link]

You may also check out or share downloadable documents[link].

Or simply make a donation[link] no matter how small or large. We appreciate your generosity!

WHERE WE ARE as a START UP

Our organization is built upon a solid foundation including:

A strong management team
A clear understanding of their market(s)
Legally defensible technology
Third party product or business model verification  (you and and another party?I have an idea)
Clear commitment to a social and/or environmental mission

We seek $20,000 in start up funding in order to meet the goals set in our strategic plan and to deliver projects in the Fall of 2010.  The Institute looks at our fundraising activities as an excellent opportunity to build relationships that permit mutually strengthening and lasting benefit in reaching common objectives.

Foundations and Donors

We welcome letters of interest by grant making organizations in support our initiative; we will respond promptly.  We gladly accept critique and feedback in reaching our mission.  We are happy to respond to suggestions and to align our projects to the extent feasible and in keeping with our strategic plan, with the aspirations and intentions of Foundations and other funding bodies.

In addition and until such time as we are in full swing with program income and grant funding, advisors  also recommend that Economics for Peace Institute attain its initial funding through loans from individual investors. 

Loans by Investors

We prefer donations, but are also authorized to offer interest negotiable from 1 to 6 percent. We can accept loans in amounts greater than $500.  Numerous loans of a smaller amount would be difficult for us to track. Thank you for your understanding. 

If for the unlikely reason that are efforts to build a global NGO were to fail and we dissolved, the BOD does not assume responsibility for paying on debt and all funds received become tax deductible contributions to our Fiscal Agent, the Generosity Exchange.

Please contact epi’s founder, Myriem Le Ferrand, directly at 970 422 1373 to discuss the Institute’s vision and programs.   She is pleased to submit for your review epi’s confidential operational plan including 3 year budget, milestones, pay roll schedule, program income, fundraising strategy, market analysis and more. Please send your request to or info @ econ4peace.org or contact us[link].

If we meet a potential funders expectations, we shall provide an offer and acceptance form that defines the nonprofit operational venture, stresses confidentiality, outlines loan terms, and states the closing date for funding. 

The initial promissory note will define the terms of the note.  The terms will include interest rate and repayment terms.

  • Interest will accrue from closing date, but no payments will be made until stipulated first payment begins;
  • Principal at the start of amortization will include original principal, plus accrued interest to that point;
  • We can offer interest rate on the investment of prime (WSJ) plus 2, but set at closing, not adjustable during the funding period;
  • Repayment period of 36 months to ensure that loan repayments are manageable with operating cash flows of the business;
  • No early repayment penalties; and,
  • Terms will include the annual revenue level at which repayment begins.

Funds need to be made available to Economics for Peace Institute by check or wire on closing date. On closing date, Economics for Peace Institute shall execute all promissory notes

Forward-looking Statements

Except for historical information, all of the statements, expectations, and assumptions contained in this website and our operational plan are forward-looking statements that involve a number of risks and uncertainties. Although Economics for Peace Institute attempts to be accurate in making these forward-looking statements, it is possible that future circumstances might differ from the assumptions on which such statements are based. In addition, other important factors that could cause results to differ materially include the following: general economic risks; uncertainty regarding increased business and renewals from new and existing partners and clients; expected success in workshop sales growth; management of integration of emerging partnerships and other risks associated with partnerships; risks associated with successful implementation of multiple integrated software products, programs and projects; the ability to attract and retain key personnel; risks related to our grant development, fundraising and loan program, including potential limitations on our ability to grow and the possibility that we might discontinue payment of interest on any loans received; risks relating to restrictions imposed by the lenders or other funders including government entities; risks associated with management of growth; lengthy sales and implementation cycles, particularly on larger projects or with larger organizations; technological and social changes that make our products and services less competitive; and the other risk factors explicitly set forth or not from time to time in a range of ways including auditing of and reporting or other communications by Economics for Peace Institute. All Economics for Peace Institute product names appearing herein are trademarks or registered trademarks of Economics for Peace Institute, Inc.