About Bay Area Community Exchange

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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.