Resources Directory

Welcome to our directory of New Economy related resources for the Eugene, Oregon area and beyond. We list local organizations and projects as well as online resources that are helpful to Regenerative Economy projects. You can use the filters below or click on tags to narrow the results. Please send us a message if you know of a resource that should be added.

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Eugene Avant Gardeners In just the first three years of operation, the Avant-Gardeners hosted over 100 work parties, 12 workshops, volunteered at a handful of events for like minded organizations, gave away over 20,000 veggie starts and hundreds of pounds of food as well as cultivating a vibrant online community with a Facebook page of over 16,000 members networking and sharing gardening tips. Visit Website
Eugene Independent Business Alliance Unique Eugene was originally formed in 1999 as a cooperative of local business owners. They shared ideas, advertised cooperatively, promoted local business, and gave back to area non-profits. Many of those members are still members today and are actively working to build membership into an independent business alliance with the goal of reaching 200 members Visit Website 541-653-6528
Eugene Skinners: A Local Currency Eugene has a local currency called Skinners. It's already financed and printed—just not widely promoted, distributed, or used. You can watch the original KVAL report on the launch of Eugene Skinners here and/or view the funding Kickstarter campaign here Visit Website 5412553579
Eugene Teal Organization Explorations >>> 1st & 3rd Friday afternoons at RAIN downtown (4:30-6pm), 942 Olive St. <<< This group explores and applies design for thriving organizations, originally inspired by Reinventing Organizations, by Frederic Laloux. If you are not yet familiar with these ideas, you may find it useful to read the "teal" page at Tree's website - Meetups generally start with short check-ins or introductions then a short presentation or activity led by one of our members and allowing for plenty of interaction and conversation for learning. Leaders sign up ahead for topic areas. We occasionally vary this structure, for example to focus on a particular case study organizational example brought by a member, or to take advantage of out-of-town guests with expertise passing through. Visit Website
Foundation Directory The biggest single directory as far as I know of grants and grant-making organizations (at least in US but maybe also globally), categorized many different ways. Available at many/most? public libraries. Locally including at least Eugene Public Library, ...? Eugene library has also offered free training (eg June 13, 2019) on using the directory. The Foundation Center offers other resources to foundations and grantees as well. I don't know any people there, but if we all tapped our nonprofit networks I'll bet we could find someone close to them. Visit Website
Grassroots Economic Organizing (GEO) GEO is a radically egalitarian, peer-to-peer network dedicated to catalyzing worker co-ops and the solidarity economy. Visit Website
Grounded Solutions Network Our members share a vision of equitable communities organized around the values of inclusion, stewardship, and self-determination. Our membership includes community land trusts, local governments, nonprofit organizations, national networks, community development finance organizations, education and health advocacy organizations, and more. Visit Website 503-493-1000
Housing Trust Fund Project The Housing Trust Fund Project is a special project of the Center for Community Change. The Project acts as a clearinghouse of information on housing trust funds throughout the United States and assists organizations and agencies working to create, implement or expand these funds The link is to a How To guidebook on creating a Community Housing Trust Fund. Based in DC, so local legalistics might differ. published in 1999 Visit Website
How to start a Community land Trust A community land trust (CLT), uses similar (to land conservancy) legal tools in a very different way to accomplish very different objectives: the preservation of affordable housing, avoidance of gentrification and building of community wealth. The CLT movement began in the early 1970s. Visit Website
Industrial Workers of the World - Lane branch Cooperative development resources Visit Website (541)895-4487