Sustainable Economies Law Center (SELC)
Sustainable Economies Law Center (SELC) is a worker-directed 501(c)3 nonprofit that incubates and supports projects at the intersections of economic, racial, and climate justice redistributing wealth, democratizing governance, and providing long-term stewardship for vital resources. SELC creates, develops, fiscally sponsors, spins-off, and nurtures projects, such as immigrant-owned cooperatives, Black-owned real estate cooperatives, Indigenous land trusts, and new intermediaries. SELC itself has transitioned over the years from a traditional nonprofit to a worker-directed 501(c)3, meaning that it is experimenting with running a nonprofit as an employee-governed cooperative.
AmbitioUS is providing a one-year $50K general operating support grant to SELC as it continues to be a leader in developing new models and policies for cooperatives and community-owned economies.