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Welcome to The Civic Foundation

Our Purpose:


A leading writer on non-profits recently noted that the three main problems facing the non-profit community:

(1) the difficulty of 'scaling up' successful local solutions into large-scale programs;

(2) the lack of a means to prioritize goals and organize disparate programs; and

(3) the cultural divide between the non-profit and for-profit communities. 

We are a non-profit, non-partisan organization dedicated to the idea that we can dramatically improve the way our democracy works by combining classical democratic ideals and modern free-market methods to create a freer, fairer, and more efficient democratic process, in which social values and market incentives are merged to create new kinds of public agencies that will transform the way we define and create public goods. 

As detailed below, the new system we propose will solve each of these three problems, by redefining the context in which non-profits operate.  The only losers in this process will be the major political parties as they now exist.  

The Civic Foundation, The Civic Exchange, and Civic Union are not affiliated
with or endorsed by any existing political party or politician that we know of.

reinventing democracy®

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The Civic Foundation
4 South Stanwich Road
Greenwich, CT 6831-3109
Phone: (203) 715-6525