The Federation of Egalitarian Communities (FEC) was founded in December 1976 when the first assembly was held at East Wind Community in Missouri. The organization was originally inspired by the networks of mutual support observed among Israeli kibbutzim by Kat Kinkade. Early ideas for cooperation ranged from loans and labor exchange to sharing community-building skills with low-income people, and eventually settled upon outreach as the core activity. The core group of the federation since its establishment has been Twin Oaks and East Wind Communities, linked by common founders and membership, and Sandhill Farm in Missouri. Some communities associated with the FEC are still thriving today, while others are defunct. The current membership of the FEC can be seen here, including full member communities and Communities-in-Dialogue.
We look forward to meeting more communities with diverse solutions for egalitarian living.