The New Community Project
Offering resources that challenge us
experiences that change us
and a community that gives us hope
Who We Are:
Launched in August 2003, the New Community Project is a small nonprofit organization with a big goal: to change the world. We provide resources that challenge us, experiences that change us, and a community that gives us hope. Our focus is environmental sustainability and social justice, both of which are essential for a peaceful human community.
We have partnerships around the world, but a primary focus is the USA, where we have a national network of some 11,000 people. There are Sustainable Living Centers in Vermont (coordinator Pete Antos-Ketcham) and Virginia (coordinator Tom Benevento), which put our ideals into action and host visitors, volunteers and interns. And director David Radcliff speaks regularly around the country in schools, colleges, community gatherings and congregations.
Our partnerships are with grassroots groups in East and Southern Africa (South Sudan, Rwanda, Zambia, the Congo and Malawi); Nepal and Myanmar in South Asia; the Dominican Republic; and native communities in the Ecuadorian Amazon, Alaska and the Dine Reservation in New Mexico.
NCP is registered as a tax exempt nonprofit organization in Arizona, with director David Radcliff working out of his home in Virginia. The majority of financial support comes from individual donations; however many congregations contribute to our work, and there are grants from foundations and honorarium for speaking.
The work of NCP is overseen by an Advisory Board. Current membership is Robbie Miller (chair), Jerry O'Donnell, Greg Davidson-Laszakovits, Linetta Ballew, Kim McDowell (a founding member and first chairperson of the NCP Advisory Board), Steve Brady, Hope Steele, Alex Murphy, and Tim McElwee.
Kim Chaffin publishes our monthly earth care email, Juliana Pitruzzello is our database manager and financial secretary, and Hollinger Services in Elizabethtown, PA handles NCP's financial record-keeping. Amelia Morrison and Casey Lapham are currently serving as long-term interns at Harrisonburg.
Here's our 2018 federal 990 form with details of income and expense.