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BIPOC Intentional Communities Fund: Announcing a new initiative!

Posted on August 18, 2020 by

Dear friends and supporters,

We have a big announcement to share with all of you…

Starting now 10% of all unrestricted donations to the Foundation for Intentional Community (FIC) will go towards a newly created BIPOC Intentional Communities Fund.

The Fund is intended to support Black, Indigenous, and People Of Color (BIPOC) in joining, forming, and developing intentional communities. Management of the Fund will be held by a Council that is all or majority BIPOC (now in the process of forming). The Council will determine the vision and criteria for allocating funding. See below for more details.

Donate to FIC and help grow the BIPOC Intentional Communities Fund!


10% of donation goes to Fund and rest to FIC


100% of donation goes to Fund


So we know how to best support BIPOC Communities

Make a Larger Sum Pledge

If you’re interested in making a larger donation pledge directly to the BIPOC Intentional Communities Fund once the program is operational, please contact [email protected] to learn more and make a pledge. Be in touch if your organization is interested in matching FIC’s 10% model to support the Fund.

Join the Council

If you or someone you know is interested in joining the BIPOC Council please contact [email protected] with a brief statement about who you are and why you’re interested. Please let us know if you have any questions and we look forward to hearing from you.

FIC is committed to addressing racial injustice and making intentional communities accessible to people of all backgrounds. Thank you for joining our mission to create a more sustainable and just world.

In community,

FIC Staff and Board

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8 Replies to “BIPOC Intentional Communities Fund: Announcing a new initiative!”


Hi there,
I am transgender, non binary BIPOC bodied. I also have a strong and intimate relationship with Christ through the Holy Spirit. I am seeking to join or create a Christ centered vegan community animal sanctuary/rescue that is 100 eco-friendly and rural. I envision compost toliets, solar showers, zero waste, complete production of fruits and vegetables, regularly shared meals, regular worship and praise of Christ, constant hosting of the Holy Spirit through His fruits of love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control. No judgement. No gossip. No condemnation. No hierarchy. Simple living among fellows, friends and family.


Dear FIC BIPOC Council,
I wish to make my home in a cohousing community located in the Northeastern US. This community would be beautiful, welcoming, racially inclusive, gender nonbinary and intergenerational. Ideally, it would be built with an emphasis on farming and ecological sustainability.

I am a black woman living in Richmond, Virginia. I have long wished to live in a cohousing community but have not yet found a place embodying my needs, as expressed above. I believe that the best way to learn is experientially. Therefore, I would like to serve on the BIPOC Council and learn to build that which I am seeking.
Thank you for considering my request.
Whitney Tymas


I AM also willing and able to sit on the Council so that I can share our positive experiences with others and to let others know that ALL things are possible! We are non denominational and will welcome ALL religions and faiths to assist us with the POSITIVE aspects of their beliefs and teachings.


My name is Anita Abraham. I AM a Climate Reality Leader/Mentor that also has nonprofit status.
Our Organization Ihnfinity,Inc. was established in 1976 and has been family owned and operated ever since then.
I personally cannot thank you enough for this opportunity in advance! OMG
Our goal is to estbalish a workable sustainable/Eco friendly environment in the state of Florida or Hawaii to share with other like minded POC, preferrably women with children that are in need of safe places because of traumatic experiences in life.
We have SO much to offer and just need the proper directions and assistance on how to implement them.
Currently we offer Homeopathic dieticians, emotional wellness coaches, Mental Health Peer Support Specialists and more!
It is OUR belief that environment has a LOT to do with Mental Health recovery!
WITH your guidance and input WE Believe that we CAN create an environment that people will not only grow in Mentally and physically, but they WILL learn and acquire skills that they will be able to share OUTSIDE of Our Community in order to assist others with THEIR growth!
We want to BE THE SEED!
Thank you again for this wonderful opportunity!


We are bringing a community of BIPOC folks to our School of Living CLT. Please le me know how they can receive some financial or other support from FIC. I’m not certain they have the time/energy to be on your Council, as they are struggling just to establish themselves on the land. But I can inquire of them, when I know what FIC’s needs are.
What would be involved for ME to be on the Council (I am not BIPOC). I am chair of our Land Committee (manages our CLT) of School of Living.
Thanks for your response and advice.
Ann Wilken
for School of Living Land Trust

Zander Brown

I’m very interested in this!

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