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Diggers & Dreamers receives the 2020 Kozeny Communitarian Award

Posted on July 20, 2019 by

The Foundation for Intentional Community (FIC) recognizes Diggers & Dreamers as the 2020 recipient of the Kozeny Communitarian Award, honoring the indomitable spirit of Geoph Kozeny, who devoted his adult life to creating community in the world. The award was presented by FIC Executive Director, Sky Blue, to Diggers & Dreamers organizer, Chris Coates, during… Read More

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Say goodbye to the old FIC… and welcome the new!

Posted on May 20, 2019 by
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Dear friends, Something big is cooking on our computers. A completely new look for FIC is almost here! Over the next week we’ll be unveiling the changes. Tuesday, May 28th will be the big launch – with a new name, logo, website, and newsletter in place. FIC will soon go by the Foundation for Intentional… Read More

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A New Look for the Fellowship for Intentional Community

Posted on April 2, 2019 by

A letter from the new Communications Director, Cynthia Tina In the face of global crises of unimaginable scales and complexity, our strength is found in simple local solutions. Weaving relationships and choosing to take action together defies rampant isolation in modern life. Social isolation is a human health epidemic. Community is the antidote. Intentional communities… Read More


1,400 People Every Day!

Posted on January 14, 2019 by

Bringing Communities to the People! Every single day about 1,400 people visit the online Communities Directory. That is about 2 unique individuals every single minute! About 40,000 people per month — About 1/2 million every year! People are searching for communities to learn about and to be inspired by. They want to connect to and visit places… Read More


Thanks for the Fun on #GiveItAwayTuesday!

Posted on November 28, 2018 by

What a fun day it was yesterday! From 8am to 8pm on Tuesday November 27, many of staff, board, and supporters of FIC hosted a marathon event we called #GiveItAwayTuesday. Our premise was simple. So simple in fact that we were all laughing hysterically when we first joked about it! It was a late night… Read More


Transforming FIC

Posted on November 19, 2018 by
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  Developments for FIC at Organizational Meeting at Twin Oaks The Foundation for Intentional Community (FIC) met for its twice annual Organizational Meeting at the end of October. For over thirty years, this gathering has taken place at different intentional communities throughout North America. This year we met at Twin Oaks, a 50+ year old… Read More


After 10 years ic.org is Now Adsense Free!

Posted on September 10, 2018 by

    Running a a Non-profit Organization is hard Business! You want to deliver the most useful resources and interesting information you can. You eagerly share your programs, improve upon them regularly, and spread them at every opportunity to positively impact as many people as you can. via GIPHY On top of this invigorating purpose-filled… Read More


What does it mean to live like a village?

Posted on August 13, 2018 by
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What is a Village? “In the simplest terms, it is the intersection and interconnection of people and place” explains Jamaica Stevens, author, event producer, and community activist. “How do we create a culture shift towards communities of celebration, cooperation, resilience, and respect?” Jamaica set about sharing some answers to these questions in her culture-shifting ReInhabiting the… Read More


Diana Christian receives 2018 Kozeny Communitarian Award

Posted on October 2, 2017 by

Diana Christian’s Citation for the 2018 Kozeny Communitarian Award The Foundation for Intentional Community (FIC) recognizes Diana Christian as the 2018 recipient of the Kozeny Communitarian Award, honoring the indomitable spirit of Geoph Kozeny, who devoted his adult life to creating community in the world. Diana’s dance with community began as a young adult, when… Read More

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Sky Blue Featured on Utopian Realities Podcast

Posted on January 5, 2017 by
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Last month, FIC’s Executive Director, Sky Blue, was featured on the Utopian Realities podcast at BlockTalkRadio. In a wide-ranging interview, Sky shares his insights into cooperative culture, intentional living, sustainability, and more. Sky has decades of experience in the intentional community movement. He’s lived in several different types of communities, including Twin Oaks, a 50-year-old income-sharing commune in Virginia,… Read More


Thanks to Contributors to the Website and Communities Directory

Posted on October 2, 2015 by

Thanks to Previous Contributors to the Website and Communities Directory   About the FIC Website The Intentional Communities Website (ic.org) came online in 1994 and is published by the Foundation for Intentional Community. This website is funded by donations and sales of online ads and all labor is provided volunteer and/or at very low rates… Read More

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How to Thrive on 10%

Posted on March 13, 2015 by

How to Thrive on 10% It is often taken for granted that the United States consumes and wastes 5 times more than the rest of the planet. At the same time it is well known and highly advised that dramatic reductions in carbon pollution is needed to address climate change. We also know that having… Read More


Why should you care about Intentional Communities?

Posted on February 9, 2015 by

Why should you care about Intentional Communities? FIC Board Member Sky Blue reviews the successful systems and culture Twin Oaks has built to allow it to thrive. “Twin Oaks Community has been my home off and on for the last 15 years. It’s one of the flagships of the Intentional Communities movement, and yet is… Read More


FIC Meetings in Louisa VA

Posted on July 16, 2013 by

Join Us For FIC Meetings in Louisa VA! September 2–4, 2013 The Foundation for Intentional Community will be holding its fall organizational meetings Sept 2–4, 2013 at Twin Oaks—one of the best known intentional communities in North America—and you’re invited! The meetings will take place immediately following the annual Twin Oaks Communities Conference (Aug 30–Sept… Read More

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FIC Board Meeting in Prescott, AZ Spring 2013

Posted on April 11, 2013 by

The wonderful folks at Manazita Village hosted the FIC for a productive 4 days of meetings on the future of the organization.                more photos on our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10151632648808013.1073741826.213878248012&type=1

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FIC Organizational Meetings

Posted on February 19, 2013 by

Join us in Prescott AZ!  “The Foundation for Intentional Community will be holding its spring organizational meetings April 5 thru April 7, 2013 at Manzanita Village—the only cohousing community in northern Arizona—and you’re invited!” More details here: http://www.ic.org/in/enews/eNews2013February16.php

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Incredible Support!

Posted on February 18, 2013 by

Many thanks to the 194 donors who contributed over $8,500 to launch our “GRUNGE TO GREEN OFFICE” Capital Campaign. We still have a long way to go to the $90,000 mark to actually build the office, so visit http://www.ic.org/in/donate.php and check out the campaign page!

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Green Office Indigogo Campaign

Posted on January 24, 2013 by

Last day for the Indigogo portion of our New Green Office campaign! Please click to contribute $10 or more now and TOGETHER, we can create the new sustainable world we all dream of! http://www.indiegogo.com/FICgreenoffice. THANKS YOU!!!  

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