Build the communities movement and your community knowledge, with access to hundreds of resources and training. Become an FIC supporter or learner member.
Help the Communities Movement Thrive
Get support. Give support.
Your membership give us the encouragement and finances to…
✓ Publish and maintain the Communities Directory
✓ Run the Community Bookstore, specializing in books and videos on cooperative living
✓ Co-design online courses with community builders, to upskill and support your growth in community
✓ Operate ic.org as a resource for tens of thousands of viewers every month
✓ Answer hundreds of queries every year on how to build and join intentional communities
✓ Give interviews and provide information to researchers and the media
✓ Sponsor conferences and events
✓ Provide fiscal sponsorship to mission-aligned projects
Your membership supports all of this work. You can benefit from membership while benefiting many other community builders out there. We believe the biggest membership benefit is the knowledge that you are helping grow the communities movement worldwide.
By request, membership and donations are tax deductible. FIC is a 501(c)(3) non profit.
The communities movement welcomes you!
Join our mission to create a more just, resilient, and cooperative world.
What Our Members Say…
Have you noticed that it is getting a little crazy out there? In these times where so many people are acting out of fear and ignorance, feeling alone and powerless, and denying our collective human traumas and climate catastrophes, it has truly been a blessing to interact with other intentional community members, founders, students, teachers and activists. We give special thanks for the sense of inspiration and possibility that we experience regularly from our connections with FIC. Thank you.
— Michael and Angela, FIC Members
Encountering intentional community was a life-changing event. In the 33 years since, I’ve forged deep, enduring friendships, reared twin daughters to adulthood, and enjoyed steadfast partners in caring for self, others, and the Earth. Life has been at once rich and simple. Thank you, FIC, for making the benefits of intentional community accessible for so many.
— Robin, Magic Community, FIC Member
Thank you for the profound impact FIC has made on my life. I struggled for years about how to approach joining a community. FIC’s resources and teachers have empowered to start reaching out for help. That is worth more than any monetary donation I could possibly give.
— Harry, FIC Member
Finding the FIC’s platform is comparable to finding a long lost treasure. Not only is it easy to navigate the resources on their website, the leadership of this initiative is well experienced and very attentive to members and potential future ones. Do not underestimate the extent and quality of the information you’ll acquire from one of the many workshops and resources offered.
— Mary S., FIC Member
Our team is happy to answer your membership questions.