About Rooted Investing


Since 2014, we have led the effort to move $1M+ from traditional retirement plans and invest in our local communities all while maintaining a minimum 3% ROI. We have been at the forefront of building relationships and supporting resiliency within our locality.

MBA students at Bainbridge Graduate Institute planted the seeds for Rooted Investing in the fall of 2011.  We shared a common goal of “Changing Business for Good,” and we each had very different experiences in our business careers and our personal lives. We shared our stories and learned from each other. A vision for a new category of investing began to emerge – community-based, relationship-based investing that we call Rooted Investing.

Our Mission is to Bring Capital Back to Earth.


Our Vision

Our vision is to identify opportunities for people to use their social and monetary capital to create economic health and happiness for their communities, their families and themselves.


Our Principles

  • Community-based investing
  • Relationship-based investing
  • “Do It Yourself” Investing –
  • Coaches, not decision makers

Our Investing Rules

  • Simple arithmetic
  • Simple interest rates
  • Simple language
  • Assume the best