Civic Counsel is a non-profit focused on promoting free information, institutional transparency, personal privacy, and civic engagement through code, education, advocacy, and research.

We build free and open source tools to enable the easy spread of information, make information more understandable, protect personal privacy, and support activists. We then teach people how to use our tools and others with similar purposes while improving our creations with user feedback and studying their effectiveness.

Additionally, we help other non-profits switch to open source software and design secure computer systems, which we can maintain. We also customize our tools for specific organizations and uses.