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Join ILSR Today in Strengthening Local Communities!

| Written by ILSR Admin | No Comments | Updated on Dec 19, 2012 The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at

We need your support today. Help us continue the fight against the concentration of corporate power, the loss of control of our local economies and government, and the growing threats to our environment.

Join us by making a donation to help communities take control of their economies and their futures by:

    • Building locally-controlled, renewable energy systems
    • Expanding community-owned broadband networks
    • Increasing the number of successful independent, local businesses
    • Creating jobs in new reuse and composting businesses
    • Protecting the public commons

Nearly 40 years ago, ILSR began a mission to restructure our communities and economy around locally scaled enterprise, democratic ownership, and environmental stewardship – leading to more equitable communities with a better quality of life. We have worked with thousands of business leaders, elected officials, and community organizers to help them take control of their community economies, and set a brighter, healthier future.

Please be a part of the next 40 years by becoming a monthly sustainer and contributing $10 a month or more, or making a one-time donation today.

With your donation ILSR can:

  • Create groundbreaking research and analysis on how communities can own more of their resources and determine their economic growth
  • Offer on-the-ground technical support to businesses and leaders pushing to change their local legislation and build new innovative economic models
  • Provide the valuable popular education materials you count on us for – from new infographics, podcasts, and weekly newsletters to insightful speeches and news articles.
  • Develop media and policy tools for advocates to use in fighting for local scale and democratic ownership

Contribute by Mail:

Institute for Local Self-Reliance
2001 S Street NW, Ste. 570
Washington, DC 20009

Contribute by Phone:

Call Sarah Pickell in ILSR’s Washington, DC, office at 202-898-1610 ext. 250.


Contributions to ILSR are tax deductible to the full extent of the law.  ILSR is a tax-exempt 501(c)(3) organization.


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