Welcome to the Fellowship for Intentional Community

Community is an essential building block in a cooperative and sustainable world.

The Fellowship for Intentional Community (FIC) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting and promoting the development of intentional communities and the evolution of cooperative culture.Welcome to FIC

Intentional communities are people living together with some shared resources on the basis of explicit common values. Some examples include ecovillagescohousing, land trusts, income-sharing communes, student co-ops, spiritual communities, and more.

Find communities in the Directory, read inspiration and lessons in Communities magazine, and explore books, videos, and games in the Community Bookstore.


Let’s disrupt climate disruption!

Help fund new FIC book Together ResilientClimate Disruption is hurting all of us, and yet many of us don’t know what to do. We need some cultural reorientation, and we need it quickly. That’s where you come in. Your donation will support:

  • Together Resilient: Building Community in the Age of Climate Disruption
  • The Cooperative Culture Handbook
  • Spring Communities Magazine issue on Communities and Climate Change



Communitarian Award:

Nominations are now open— until April 1—for the 2018 Kozeny Communitarian Award. This honors the indomitable spirit of Geoph Kozeny, who devoted his adult life to creating community in the world. Read about the award, nomination process, and recipients!

We happily link to the following organizations, all of whom share our strong commitment to promoting community and a more cooperative world:
Cohousing The Federation of Egalitarian Communities - Communes Coop Community Cooperative Sustainable Intentional North American Students of Cooperation Global Ecovillage Network