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As climate change worsens and income inequality grows, a solidarity economy is needed for the long term sustainability of all people and the planet. The Solidarity Economy Initiative (SEI) was founded in 2015 by Access Strategies Fund, Boston Impact Initiative, Center for Economic Democracy, and The Solidago Foundation to provide funding and technical assistance to grassroots, frontline organizations leading the movement towards a Solidarity Economy. Through SEI’s pooled “Solidarity Fund,” 11 grassroots organizations have received annual grants between $5,000 - $20,000, with more than $650,000 in grants disbursed to date.


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SEI Grassroots Cohort

is a group of 11 respected, Immigrant and BIPOC-led base building groups in Massachusetts. These groups lead the fight for working class people of color in our communities, and are the front lines of the Solidarity Economy movement.

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Solidarity Philanthropy Learning Circle

brings together a group of funders and individual donors, committed to transforming their philanthropic practices in support of a Just Transition and building a Solidarity Economy.

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View all the grassroots cohort members here.


Center for Economic Democracy, Solidago Foundation, The Hyams Foundation, Resist Inc., The Brazilian Women’s Group, Boston Impact Initiative, Matahari Women’s Worker Center, New England United For Justice, Neighbor To Neighbor, The Chinese Progressive Association, Alternatives For Community & The Environment (ACE), Dudley Street Neighborhood Initiative (DSNI), Black Economic Justice Institute (BEJI), & Center For Cooperative Development & Solidarity (CCDS).

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