Welcome to the Fellowship for Intentional Community

The Fellowship for Intentional Community (FIC) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting cooperative culture. Thank you for visiting!Welcome to FIC

We believe that intentional communities are pioneers in sustainable living, personal and cultural transformation, and peaceful social evolution. “Intentional communities” include ecovillagescohousing, residential land trusts, income-sharing communes, student co-ops, spiritual communities, and other projects where people live together on the basis of explicit common values.

Since our beginning in 1987, we go about our work in a number of ways, including the Communities DirectoryCommunities magazine, Community Bookstore, community-focused Events, Classifieds, the Blog, and more.

Our passion is promoting cooperative culture and sustainable living. That means providing the information and inspiration for those seeking community, forming communities, struggling with the challenges of community, and those who want to develop a greater sense of community where they are.

However community touches your life, we’ll try to help you find what you’re looking for. In turn, you can help us by becoming an FIC member.


Help FIC create a new Directory Book

The Communities Directory catalogs groups around the world who are living in communities that model sustainability and cooperation.

For 25 years the Fellowship for Intentional Community (FIC) has been building, innovating, and keeping this catalog fresh.

Now we need your help.

We are raising $6,000 in 60 days to produce a brand-new print and digital version of the Communities Directory. Check out the video below and support the Communities Directory campaign!


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
Special thanks to the sponsors of our Art of Community Events.
Bryan Bowan Architects California Cohousing International Communes Desk ICSA NICA Wolf Creek Lodge