Crescent Fund Deadline Extended!

Apply now! The deadline to submit applications has been extended to April 2. We are looking for innovative ideas on projects that benefit the community. Read about previous projects or contact us for ideas and submit your project for the Crescent Fund this week! 

Anyone can apply for a cash infusion from the Crescent Fund by completing an application form. The board and staff will decide if your idea benefits the triple-bottom-line. Proposals that most benefit the “triple-bottom-line” will be selected for the election process. The market community selects proposals through a democratic vote at the market and online during posted voting periods. Each season, the Crescent Fund awards a minimum of 3 cash infusions of up to $500 each. After 6 months, the funds are returned to the market through time, talent or treasure. Those who receive cash infusions will also be asked to share their results with and the Crescent Fund investors.

Want to apply? Read more about the Crescent Fund and download a Request for Proposals and an Application here!

Timeline Cycle 4:

  • request for proposals: March 1, 2010
  • application deadline: April 2, 2010
  • voting period: April 5-10, 2010
  • cash infusion announced: April 19, 2010



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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.