We believe that a resilient and just economy includes many diverse forms of exchange, allowing all members of a community to meaningfully participate in the economy and have their gifts valued appropriately. Community currencies are one way of strengthening both local economies and our national economy as a whole, by giving more people access to a means of exchange and thus increasing economic activity in ways that support, rather than destroy, local communities and the natural world.
CommunityCurrenciesLaw is a user-supported library of tools and resources to support economies based on barter, gifts, time banks, and local currencies. Search our Topics for legal resources and research on regulatory issues including tax law, employment law, securities law, and more.
This site is also a work-in-progress, so please check back often as it evolves and contact us if you’d like to contribute.