Announcing the New England New Economy Fund
The New England New Economy Fund was founded to support the needs of the local movement for a new economy in New England by: a) fueling the activity of local groups with direct grant funding to support community-based projects, programs and leaders; b) ensuring the sustainability of local efforts by providing skills-building opportunities and technical assistance; and c) building the capacity of local groups by supporting an emerging learning community of local groups through gatherings and network-building activities.
The Fund is a collaboration of New England Grassroots Environment Fund and the New England New Economy Transition (NET) program of Institute for Policy Studies, on behalf of the local, state and regional initiatives working to build a new economy.
Across the region, hundreds of local initiatives are taking on the task of building community resilience and shaping a new economy that works for their community. Fueled by volunteer time, collaboration, and a shared vision, these groups are deeply motivated and committed to building the next economy that benefits all neighbors, not just those with privilege. These groups are finding ways to bridge divides of race, class, and language in their communities, and many are inspired by the insight that equity is intrinsic to true resilience. Read more…
New England New Economy Transition (New England NET) is working to spread the word about the new economy movement and support community and regional resilience.
New economies are locally rooted, so we root our work in our own backyard – the diverse Boston neighborhood of Jamaica Plain. Check out the Jamaica Plain New Economy Transition.
We also recognize that local economies are nested within larger systems, so we support work to enhance the resilience of the New England region.