As you’ll see in our project portfolio here, the Sustainable Economies Law Center is a rich ecosystem where dozens of diverse projects grow and flourish. Each project can stand alone and make an impact, but it is infinitely powerful as part of an interconnected web of work both within the Law Center and embedded in broader collaborations, coalitions, and movements.
We’ve arrived here after more than a decade of responding to grant RFPs and seeking project-specific funding. Now, reflecting on the ecosystem, we realized: We will make our greatest contributions to the world if we prioritize and raise substantial general operating support. At minimum, we’re looking to raise $1M by the end of 2023, and our projects are poised to go far deeper if we raise $1.5M or more.
All Law Center staff govern the organization, and we use participatory budgeting to allocate resources across the ecosystem. Our recent budget process surfaced a dozen projects that are poised to make excellent use of more funding. Your contribution will be spread in ways that enrich the whole ecosystem and deepen the impact of each project.
To discuss your contribution, we invite you to reach out to any staff member whose work inspires you and/or to any member of our Grants Circle: Chris, Janelle, Elizabeth, and Sue. Everyone’s email address is their first name followed by @theselc.org (e.g., [email protected]).
To view our 2023 Project Gallery, click here or simply click through the slides below: