Welcome Manisha Vaze, Sr. Program Manager, Funders for a Just Economy

Manisha Vaze has joined NFG’s staff as new Senior Program Manager for our Funders for a Just Economy (FJE) program. She comes to NFG with more than 12 years’ experience in grassroots organizing. Most recently, she was the Director of Organizing at Strategic Concepts in Organizing and Policy Education (SCOPE) in Los Angeles to help advance an agenda to eliminate structural barriers to social and economic barriers for residents of South L.A. There, Manisha helped build replicable job training and workforce models that have regional and national impact.  

Manisha joins Funders for a Just Economy (FJE)— formerly known as the Working Group on Labor and Community Partnerships (WGLCP)— to help steer the program as it reframes its strategies to reimagine a strong labor movement; build a “just economy;” and develop a framework for intersectionality around racial, gender and economic justice.

The co-chairs for FJE are Will Cordery (Surdna Foundation) and Aditi Vaidya (Solidago Foundation and See Forward Fund). FJE works with its members and partners to develop analysis and promote proactive solutions among funders around the future of work, with a focus on the social movements engaging and organizing workers, low-income communities, communities of color and other progressive organizations.

To learn more about how to get involved with FJE, please contact Manisha at manisha@nfg.org