CivicWell - Transforming Local Vision Into Action

Transforming Local Vision into Action

CivicWell is a nonprofit supporting sustainable policies and the leaders and communities that implement them. We inspire, equip, connect, and cultivate civic leadership for local innovation and community change.

Since 1982, we have engaged local elected officials, government agencies, and community-based organizations through policy guidance, collaborative partnerships and coalitions, and direct assistance.

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By the Numbers

31 M

Residents live in areas where CivicWell projects are helping build thriving, climate-resilient communities.

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Leaders connected through projects and coalition work.

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Our Program Areas

CivicWell seeks to deepen our impact through implementing and lifting up holistic, integrated solutions across our program areas. We approach pressing challenges around climate change, energy, water, and community design with an intersectional lens, ensuring that our strategies advance social and environmental equity.


Policy Development Assistance

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Direct Assistance

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Participatory Planning 
& Design

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Workshops & Presentations

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What We Do

We believe in cultivating local leadership and helping communities define their own needs and narratives, to inspire the ideas that will become essential components of livable communities. Our direct assistance and learned best practices help local leaders create healthy, equitable, and climate-resilient communities.

The Latest

Missing Middle Housing: A Proven Strategy for Affordability and Walkable Neighborhoods

Implementing a Green Infrastructure Project


Climate Change & Energy

Governor Newsom Signs CivicWell-Sponsored SB 852 Into Law

Press Release

Become a Member

Become part of our network of changemakers committed to creating healthy, equitable, and climate-resilient communities.