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Solidago attends NFG – June 14-16, 2016                                
From June 14-16 2016 The Neighborhood Funders Group (NFG) hosted its biennial convening in Oakland California. Over 300 participants attended this convening and Aditi Vaidya, Senior Program Officer with the Solidago Foundation participated in leading a number of events. This year’s conference, Philanthropic Strategies for People, Place and Power, explored best practices for community based strategies relating to social, racial and economic justice. The Solidago Foundation participated as co-chairs of the Working Group of Labor and Community Partnerships who celebrated its 20th Anniversary and changed its name to Funders for a Just Economy. Aditi Vaidya and the Solidago Foundation team were creators of the Just Transition learning tour, which showcased Democratizing Capital East Bay and Project Phoenix; collaboratives the Foundation supports.

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Photo: a conversation about the landscape of small, value-aligned businesses in the East Bay
Aditi Vaidya, Senior Program Officer Solidago Foundation
Erin Kilmer Neel, Beneficial State Bank
Alison Lingane, Project Equity

LIFT Fund Welcome new Director – April 1, 2016
The Labor Innovations for the 21st Century (LIFT) Fund is thrilled to announce the hire of their first full time Director, Valeria Treves. A project of the Solidago Foundation, the LIFT Fund is a first-of-its-kind partnership between labor unions, foundations, non-union worker centers, and academia.
https://www.facebook.com/theLIFTfund/?fref=ts

PVGrows Investment Fund FSNE Feature – February 4, 2016
Food Solutions New England blog featuring the PVGrows Investment Fund.  PVGrows share their story about growing the local farm and food economy through community investments.
http://www.foodsolutionsne.org/massachusetts/pvgrows-investment-fund-investing-local-food-economy-just-got-easier