Crescent Fund application deadline extended

Each season, the Crescent Fund entertains proposals to fund projects that benefit vendors, shoppers and/or the community. This season we are extending the application deadline one week. The new application deadline is August 8th.

We have created a pool of funds for social investment at the market. The Crescent Fund will disperse cash investments each quarter for up to $500. These cash infusions will be returned to the market after 6 months through time, talent or treasure.

cycle 2

request for proposals: June 30, 2009
application deadline: August 8, 2009
voting period: August 17-22, 2009
cash infusion announced: August 25, 2009

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Market Umbrella


Market Umbrella is an independent nonprofit 501(c)(3), based in New Orleans, whose mission is to cultivate the field of public markets for public good. Market Umbrella has operated the Crescent City Farmers Markets (CCFM) since 1995.

Crescent City Farmers Market


The Crescent City Farmers Market operates weekly year-round in four New Orleans neighborhoods. The CCFM hosts nearly 80 local small farmers, fishers and food producers, and more than 100,000 shoppers annually.