The Solidarity Economy Initiative (SEI) is a Massachusetts-based project that creates space for grassroots organizers working in working class communities of color to lead a Just Transition to a Solidarity Economy. SEI was convened in 2015 to support grassroots organizations to lead a movement for a solidarity economy.

In SEI’s first phase (2015-2018), a small group of founding funders supported a cohort of grassroots leaders to learn and experiment with movement strategies that address capitalism as a root cause of social and ecological injustice. ​

SEI’s second phase (2019-2022) includes the launch of a funder learning cohort, establishment of both grassroots and funder governance groups, expanded fundraising, and grassroots-led grant-making.

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