Restoring Agency & Reconnecting America County by County.

Who We Are


We seek to transcend the current tribalism of American politics and to strengthen American democracy through civil, local engagement. The Foundation’s mission is to promote and facilitate the conversations necessary to reinvigorate a national, unifying commitment to the shared obligations of citizenship in a democracy. Through local engagement, we seek to renew the cultural and economic relationships that unite, strengthen, and sustain American communities.




Our Mission



The E Pluribus Unum Foundation's flagship 3142 Program aims to assist people at the grass-roots county level in America to work together to identify and address shared local issues. Together we are reinvigorating the values of community, participation and shared obligations to all.

3142 = 1




E Pluribus Unum: out of many, one.


The promise of a free democracy includes the notion that people can be actively engaged in matters that they care about. This is much more than voting, important though that is. The E Pluribus Unum Foundation aims to assist people at the grass-roots in America to work together to identify and address shared local issues. This should help reinvigorate values of community, participation and shared obligations to all.

Political contest at national levels in America is currently massively polarized, dividing Americans. The EPU Foundation leaves national politics to national players. Our focus is on assisting local communities to bridge local differences by addressing the issues that they identify as important to them. Our goal is to roll out a program of local discussions and local actions across as many of the 3142 counties as welcome the engagement. Most localities in America have diverse groups that make up their communities. The synthesis of ‘E Pluribus Unum’ is not a suggestion that such diversity should be homogenized, just the contrary: the ‘Unum’ (one) of the Foundation is the bridge that celebrates diversity by addressing shared issues, together.

Our Goals, Actions, & Methodology


The Foundation builds on the inspiration of the generations of Americans who approached the problems of their times by active engagement. It connects with the core values of the US by renewing the cultural and economic relationships that unite, strengthen and sustain our communities. EPU’s methodology involves mapping the key issues and players in local communities, finding appropriate local facilitators, inviting local people to discussions about priorities, connecting with other organizations working on the issues and then assisting local discussions on the identified priorities.

The EPU Foundation has been building since 2016. It is focused on four, connected activities:
Enabling local conversations around shared problems;
Working closely with veterans and diverse groups at the county level;
Creating and implementing EPU's methodology;
and Using modern communication tools.