DistrictCivic Labs

Civic innovation & equality in DC

Shared Services

We believe that organizers shouldn’t have to start from scratch. When you’re trying to get the word out, you shouldn’t have to learn how AWS works. If you want to accept donations, you shouldn’t have to hire an accountant. We provide organizers and civic hackers with both bureaucratic know-how and nuts-and-bolts tech tools so they can get right to work.

Community & Training

The District is full of great people with great ideas. We are lucky to know a few of them, but there are countless more. We serve as a convener, making connections to bring like-minded people together, to match complementary skills, or to develop ideas through human-centered research and design.

Fiscal Sponsorship

Creating and maintaining a 501(c)(3) is not a trivial task, but it can be essential for receiving the donations that are a key part of a project’s existence. We’ve jumped through those hoops, and want to share the benefits with other like-minded groups, both formal and informal, that share the purpose outlined in our articles of incorporation.

We are a tax-exempt 501(c)(3) non-profit, and our programs are entirely supported through donations and grants.

Help us keep this all going by making a donation of any size—it all helps!


Through fiscal sponsorship, these organizations share in our 501(c)(3) status, so donations to them are tax deductible. If you’d like to donate specifically to them, it’s slightly better to click through and use the form on their own site.

If you’re interested in fiscal sponsorship for your own project or organization, contact us! We’re interested in sponsorship opportunities that align with the purposes described in our articles of incorporation.