Join our civic-minded community!

Civic Hall is a non-profit organization that fosters collaboration and builds community to advance technology for the public good. We bring together social and civic entrepreneurs, nonprofit leaders, government staff, community organizers, policy makers, philanthropists, software developers, data scientists, journalists and academics to share knowledge, build tools, and solve pressing public interest problems. Founded in February 2015, Civic Hall has rapidly grown into a thriving and diverse community with over 1,000 members and 100 member organizations including many government agencies, tech companies, media leaders, civic tech leaders, academic institutions, foundations, and community-based organizations.

A Civic Hall membership comes with great benefits:

  • Access our collaborative workspace (frequency varies by plan; see below)
  • Access to purchase guest passes at a discounted rate of $20 each
  • Free or discounted access to events and Forums
  • 50% off Digital Learning Center workshops
  • Up to 60% off  event space and room rentals
  • Customized guidance from a Civic Hall Ambassador
  • Access to full community via our online members portal and Slack channels
  • Receive our weekly e-newsletter
  • Receive Civicist’s “First Post,” a twice-a week email digest covering the latest news in civic tech
  • Access to member-only gatherings: breakfasts, workshops, meet-n-mingle’s, lunch-n-learn’s, & member showcases
  • Member recognition in Civic Hall space, on social media and in newsletters
  • Opportunities to showcase work to the community
  • Access to rent a locker for $50/month
  • Free coffee and tea
  • Free printing


To enjoy these benefits, you can choose from these month-to-month membership plans:

Are you a team with multiple members and unique workspace needs? Or maybe you’re an organization who may not need a workspace but want to be a part of our community? Do you need assistance figuring out which of these plans may work best for you?

We can help! Please write us at and someone will get back to you soon.


You can now apply for the Sliding Scale!

In an effort to remain as inclusive a community as possible, we are adding a new sliding scale membership option based on your income level, applicable to all membership plans. If you’re interested in applying for a sliding scale rate, please following these instructions:

  1. Review the Sliding Scale Worksheet to determine your Net Monthly Household Income (NMHI). This worksheet is solely for your use and we will never request to review it.
  2. Once you have determined your NMHI, refer to the Sliding Scale Chart to determine the appropriate sliding scale rate for the plan of your interest. (Please note that for those willing and able, it is an option to pay more for membership rates in order to support those less able to pay.)
  3. Once you have your sliding scale rate, please email us at for next steps. 

We hope to see you soon.