Important Information

This survey is for capital providers looking to join the Food Waste Funder Circle and fund food waste initiatives. If you're a solution provider who wants to share your fundraising needs with the membership, please fill out this survey instead.
Thank you for your interest in joining the Food Waste Funder Circle, co-founded by ReFED and the Upcycled Food Association. 

The Food Waste Funder Circle (FWFC) advances the ecosystem required to reduce food waste by creating a platform for capital provider education, collaboration, and investment. 

The FWFC is for private investors and public and philanthropic funders interested in using their capital to target food waste challenges -- it is free and open to individual investors and representatives from small family offices, foundations, VC and PE firms, and more. 

Participating members will learn about investment opportunities through newsletters, events, and deal flow reporting, and contribute to solutions through working groups and convening with other like-minded investors. 

Here are a few things to note before you get started:
  • Please note that the information you provide in this form will not be shared publicly unless you consent to do so in the designated sections.
  • This is a 28-question long questionnaire that collects helpful information for us to cater programming to you and connect you to the right funding opportunities.
  • Once you complete this sign-up form, you will receive confirmation that you have successfully joined the FWFC.

Membership Options:
All FWFC members receive the following for free:
  • Newsletters highlighting industry updates, trends and insights, and events
  • A monthly Deal Flow Report, which lists active investment opportunities in the sector
  • Quarterly educational events with like-minded funders from across the capital spectrum
  • Access to bi-weekly pitch events and recorded pitch events where you’ll hear from food waste solution providers seeking funding 
  • Opportunities to participate in bespoke deep dives on particular issues through Working Groups where you’ll discuss best practices, lessons learned, potential financing solutions
  • Priority access to one dedicated Office Hour session with ReFED and/or its program partners 
For members seeking a greater level of involvement in the FWFC, in addition to the above offerings, the following opportunities are available along two annual pricing tiers ($1,500 for investors with < $20mm AUM and $3,000 for investors with > $20mm AUM):
  • Receive Deal Flow Reports in real-time in addition to the monthly consolidated report
  • Following pitch events, participate in closed-door Q&A sessions to build direct connections with innovative solution providers
  • Opportunity to provide input on the focus and design of the Working Groups
  • Access to in-depth strategic advisory on solution landscape, technology, and market opportunities through up to 6 Office Hours with ReFED and/or its program partners
  • Early access and/or discounts on in-person events, such as ReFED’s Food Waste Summit (May 2022)
The following opportunities are available for members who are interested in sponsoring elements of the FWFC. If interested in learning more, please reach out to
  • Sponsorship of educational events
  • Sponsorship of pitch events
  • Sponsorship of working groups
You will be able to designate which membership option you’re interested in at the end of the survey, as well as indicate if you’re interested in sponsoring the FWFC or an event, and we will r