Why support our work?

Check out the list below of just 10 ways that your support helps us fight for economic justice for all New Yorkers, and please donate. Donate $250 or more, or become a monthly sustainer, and we’ll send you a limited-edition New Economy Project totebag!


#10 – Putting Community Land Trusts on the Map in NYC

As co-leaders of the New York City Community Land Initiative, we’re spearheading community land trust (CLT) coalition-building, policy advocacy, and community education. We coordinate the CLT Learning Exchange to support groups organizing for CLTs and permanently affordable housing in their neighborhoods.


#9 – Producing Podcasts and Other Media to Amplify the Movement

Corporate media getting you down? Check out New Economy Project’s podcast, Let’s Be Real, to hear from the people and organizations at the forefront of the movement for economic and racial justice in NYC. Subscribe today!


#8 – Keeping Payday Lending Out of New York

Keeping dangerous payday lending out of New York is number 8 on our countdown of reasons to support New Economy Project’s work.  Thanks in no small measure to our fierce advocacy, New York State remains one of 15 states that continues to ban predatory payday lending. This year we are working with community, labor, and civil rights groups, along with community-based financial institutions, to mount a strong Community Equity Agenda, a concrete action plan for meeting neighborhood financial services needs throughout the state.


#7 – Cutting-Edge Research and Community Mapping

Our neighborhood mapping & research supports economic justice organizing in NYC. From bank branches to mortgage lending, we highlight stark inequalities in NYC neighborhoods. Help us continue this important work.


#6 – Making Sure New Yorkers Know their Rights

We are working to transform our economy. …in the meantime, New Yorkers are getting mauled by our exploitative financial system. That’s why we lead community know-your-rights workshops all over NYC, geared to immigrants, people of color, women, and older adults.


#5 – Supporting Worker Co-ops and Other Economic Justice Organizing

Imagine workers having power over their own livelihoods, workplaces, and futures. Here at New Economy Project, we support worker co-ops through hands-on training and community loan fund investments.


#4 – Hard-Hitting Policy Advocacy

For more than two decades, New Economy Project has always spoken truth to power. In all we do, we bring our deep expertise, rigor, and unyielding commitment to economic and racial justice.


#3 – Promoting Immigrant Financial Justice

Since 2004, we have exposed banks’ systemic discrimination against NYC immigrants, won policies that expanded fair banking access and returned millions of dollars to undocumented New Yorkers. We have helped hundreds of young New Yorkers secure DACA relief through our DACA Fund, providing interest-free loans and grants to eligible New Yorkers. Last year, we trained a cohort of immigrant women to become peer educators and community financial health promotoras. As immigrant communities continue to come under hateful attack, help us continue this important work.


#2 – Groundbreaking Impact Litigation

New Economy Project challenges Wall Street corporations – and wins. We represent New Yorkers who are fighting systemic exploitation and discrimination by big banks, predatory lenders, and debt collectors. Through our successful litigation, we have secured tens of millions of dollars in relief for New Yorkers and brought about significant policy change.


#1 – Fighting for a People’s Bank

New Economy Project is building a grassroots movement to create a public bank for NYC. It’s time to take our public money out of Wall Street banks that harm communities and destroy the planet. The Public Bank NYC coalition held its official launch in June 2018, and momentum for a municipal public bank is growing strong!