Is lending with Steward an investment or a donation?

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Niether. Investing may refer to purchasing stocks or bonds, which are "securities" and general investment vehicles in a particular company that is regulated by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). Our loans are secured, interest-bearing loans directed to a specific lending community and are not securities.

A donation is a contribution or unrecoverable gift, whereas these are simply loans where money is paid back with interest over time. Steward Lending (individual lending campaigns) and Steward Credit (Steward Regenerative Capital) are not 501(c)(3) charitable organizations. If you're interested in making tax-deductible donations to support regenerative agriculture, please email Ryan Anderson, Executive Director of The Steward Foundation at

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