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Civic Tech Field Guide

The Civic Tech Field Guide is the world’s largest collection of projects using tech for the common good.

The Civic Tech Field Guide is an independent project led by its Curator, Matt Stempeck. You can learn about the motivation for this project here. The Field Guide was conceived in early 2016 by Micah Sifry, co-founder of Civic Hall, Stempeck, and Erin Simpson, then at Civic Hall Labs. This team created the first edition of the Field Guide. After this initial prototype gained considerable traction and validated the need for the resource, Stempeck developed the project into a full directory in 2018 under the auspices of Civic Hall with support from Knight Foundation, Luminate, and Patrick J. McGovern Foundation. Today, the Civic Tech Field Guide is the most comprehensive collection of tech projects for the public interest and democracy, anywhere. Its continued success is thanks to the ongoing leadership by Stempeck and a growing community of contributors.

Organization Type: Non-profit, charity, or foundation
Status: Active
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Claimed Status: Claimed
Founded: 2016
Parent Organization: Superbloom (formerly Simply Secure)
Project(s): The Civic Tech Field Guide's Civic Mastodon server roundup
Open Source: Yes
Open Source License:
Project Stage: Live
Pricing information: Free
Last Modified: 2/19/2024
Added on: 11/14/2022

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Funding Details

Funded By Date Amount
National Endowment for Democracy 2022 $ 76000.00

Evidence of this project's impact:"

Tens of thousands of monthly visitors (Source, 2023-01 )


  • Micah Sifry
  • Erin Simpson
  • Matt Stempeck

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