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The Foundation for Intentional Community (FIC) has over 35 years of partnership with hundreds of intentional communities around the world. This is a time when people need community.  When most of the world is isolated, you can find connection through the communities at IC.org.  FIC's mission is to "uplift, connect, and empower all those venturing to join, grow, and learn from intentional communities by serving as the resource hub for the intentional communities movement".

So what is an intentional community?  FIC defines an intentional community as a group of people who have chosen to live together or share resources on the basis of common values.  Different types of intentional communities that FIC recognizes include communes, ecovillage, cohousing, co-living, and even student coops.  FIC has a directory of over 1,000 different intentional communities.  You can also find resources, courses, events, and classifieds on IC.org.  For example, the IC.org bookstore features books that cover all aspects of community living.  You can keep up with relevant articles on their blog.  The Foundation for International Communities has also partnered with Skilly Media to create documentaries featuring intentional communities in the US.  

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The Inside Communities Podcast is hosted by Rebecca Mesritz.  She co-founded a community in Williams, Oregon and was there for 10 years.  Last summer, with the blessing of EVO, Rebecca and 3 other co-founders relocated to begin a new, mission- driven community and learning center housed on 160 acres of forest and farmland.  Rebecca is passionate about communal living and sees intentional community as a tool for both personal and cultural transformation.

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Become an FIC Member

Becoming an FIC member not only supports the intentional communities movement, but you also get access to all digital back issues of Communities Magazine, a 10% discount on FIC books, events, online courses, and more.

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In 2022 they supported:
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    Anyone looking to start a community in Panama and or Costa Rica.
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