Institute for Local Self-Reliance


Since 1974, the Institute for Local Self Reliance has championed local self-reliance, a strategy that underscores the need for humanly scaled institutions and economies and the widest possible distribution of ownership. The Institute's mission is to provide innovative strategies, working models and timely information to support environmentally sound and equitable community development. To this end, ILSR works with citizens, activists, policymakers and entrepreneurs to design systems, policies and enterprises that meet local or regional needs; to maximize human, material, natural and financial resources; and to ensure that the benefits of these systems and resources accrue to all local citizens.

How Your Donation Helps

57.6% of your car donation will go toward helping Institute for Local Self Reliance Inc. with their project: New Rules.

42.4% will go toward the project: Waste To Wealth.



  • Study and research (non-scientific)
  • Other instruction and training
  • Other scientific research activities

Tax Status

IRS Classification: 501(c)(3) Public Charity established 1974

Your donations to Institute for Local Self Reliance Inc. are tax deductible.

Grouping: Independent - the organization is an independent organization or an independent auxiliary (i.e., not affiliated with a National, Regional, or Geographic grouping of organizations).

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