We view our impact in the world through the work of our network leaders and the local ecosystems they’re building. The work is national but is executed locally. Since our founding in 2001, Common Future—previously BALLE—has advocated alongside community leaders at the frontlines. Since 2014, we have shifted $150M into equitable community investments.

The network works across the U.S. and Canada in 100+ towns and cities of all sizes. 160+ leaders have participated in Common Future programs.

We approach the system from all angles. The work might include amplifying ideas such as democratic governance, focusing on rural economies, or promoting inclusive access to capital.