About Us

About Bay Area Community Exchange

Board Notes

March 2014 - BACE Staff Meeting Notes

April 4th, 2014

BACE meeting minutes • Noisebridge • 5 Mar 2014 FINAL Present: Megan Stoddard, Nicole Wires, Rica[...]

February 2014 - BACE Board Meeting Notes

April 4th, 2014

BACE meeting minutes • Sudo Room • 5 Feb 2014 FINAL   Present: Wendy Yu, Megan Stoddard, [...]

January 2014 - Board Meeting Notes

April 4th, 2014

No notes were taken.  This letter was drafted but was not sent to BACE membership due to disagreemen[...]

Board Meeting Notes 4/10/13

April 14th, 2013

Notes for BACE Timebank monthly organizational meeting 4-10-13, Sudo Room, downtown Oakland 8[...]

Board Meeting Notes 3/13/13

April 14th, 2013

BACE general meeting - Wed March 13, 2013 @ Noisebridge ---------------------------------------[...]

Bay Area Community Exchange (BACE) is a collaborative network that supports the development of alternative means of exchange in the San Francisco Bay Area. We provide research and development support, incubation of alternative exchange projects, and education to the Bay Area community about economic issues. Through our work with currency projects, we will create an economy that is more sustainable, just, and embedded in healthy community connections.

The Bay Area Community Exchange Timebank, a project of BACE, is a community of reciprocal exchange that aims to create a resilient web of relationships between individuals and with community service organizations. The Timebank helps facilitate better communication and distribution of resources while encouraging community-building through more in person contact at complementary events, classes, skillshares, swaps, nonprofit volunteering opportunities and organizational partnerships. The foundation of the Timebank is a free, open source online directory, reputation and accounting system (http://www.bace.org).

Our Fiscal Sponsor

BACE has nonprofit status through our fiscal sponsor, the International Society for Ecology and Culture, which promotes locally-based alternatives to the global consumer culture. The International Society for Ecology and Culture (ISEC) is a non-profit organization concerned with the protection of both biological and cultural diversity and emphasizing education for action – moving beyond single issues to look at the more fundamental influences that shape our lives.