Equity Trust is a member of the New Economy Coalition, a cross-sectoral national network of over 200 nonprofits, mission-driven businesses, grassroots community organizations, and associations. New Economy Coalition members collaborate to support a just transition of our economic system from an extractive economy to a regenerative economy by building the scale and power of the solidarity economy movement, particularly in Black, Indigenous, and working class communities.
A team of New Economy Coalition member organizations developed Pathways to a People’s Economy, a toolkit to amplify the new economy policy wins happening on the ground and to provide real examples of how to shift wealth and power and expand community control of shared resources. One of the policy areas, “Build Our Neighborhoods” looks at community-owned and democratically-governed housing models, including community land trusts. “Finance Our Future” policies are also in line with Equity Trust’s values, seeking to transform financial systems away from extracting value from land and people, to provide capital that fuels a regenerative economy to meet the needs of communities and the planet, and ultimately, to build a system that is equitable, socially just, and environmentally sustainable, preserving our planet for generations to come.