History of the FEC

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 FEC is presently comprised of 6 full member groups and a number of Allied Communities and Communities in Dialogue.