Institute for Local Self-Reliance

Founding Year: 1974

Staff: 27

Budget: $1.823m (2018)

Stacy Mitchell and Brenda Platt (Co-Directors)

The Institute for Local Self-Reliance “is a nonprofit organization and advocacy group that provides technical assistance to communities about local solutions for sustainable community development in areas such as banking, broadband, energy, independent business, and waste.” It “works to achieve this vision through five key initiatives that center local communities, giving citizens the authority, capacity, and responsibility to exercise power over their lives”.



Institute for Local Self-Reliance contributes to the following Sustainable Development Goals

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