America’s future starts with local communities

Now is the time to invest in the people, places, and civic programming that power our democracy.

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Supporting the next generation of civic life

In communities across the country, Americans are doing the work of everyday democracy—from improving access to public parks and welcoming new families to hosting digital forums.

The Trust for Civic Life invests in local efforts that help people connect and create their community’s future together, ultimately reshaping civic life and building a stronger democracy.

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Our grantees

Meet the people and organizations that are reinventing civic life.

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The Industrial Commons

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The Industrial Commons

The Industrial Commons is transforming life for workers in Western North Carolina by driving economic opportunity and spurring locally rooted wealth.

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Chinle Planting Hope

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Chinle Planting Hope

Chinle Planting Hope is promoting community connection and providing the resources and support needed to help the area’s most vulnerable neighbors thrive.

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Sipp Culture

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Sipp Culture

Sipp Culture taps into its region’s legacy to bring people together and support community development from the ground up.