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Join ILSR Today in Strengthening Local Communities

| Written by ILSR Admin | No Comments | Updated on Dec 4, 2014 The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at

ILSR_Appeal_2015_final_smallWe need your support today. Help us fight against the concentration of corporate power, the loss of control of our local economies and government, and the growing threats to our environment.

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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

Forty 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.

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Download our 2014 report to see what we’ve accomplished.

Please be a part of the next 40 years by becoming a monthly sustainer 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

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

Contribute Online

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Go here to support ILSR via our secure nonprofit donation page hosted by Razoo. 

Contribute by Mail

Institute for Local Self-Reliance
2720 E. 22nd Street
Minneapolis, MN 55406

Contribute by Phone

Call Deb Emery in ILSR’s Minneapolis office at 612-276-3456.



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