Project Partners

Our partners represent an array of local, national, and international organizations spanning the spectrum of civic technology, social innovation, new economics, and community development.  These organizations assist us in bringing the brightest people and ideas to the table and shaping the initiative to its context. We’re proud to have all of these groups as part of Creative Currency.


The Project Team

Creative Currency is a collaboration between a digital culture nonprofit, a social enterprise community, a city government renowned for its innovative spirit, and a global payment leader.

Gray Area Foundation for the Arts (@GAFFTA) is a San Francisco nonprofit dedicated to building social consciousness through digital culture. GAFFTA produces exhibitions, events, education, and research at the intersection of art, technology, and society.

HUB Bay Area (@HubBayArea) is a place-based membership community that develops and deploys solutions for a better world. The HUB Bay Area is designing workspaces, events, education, and media as tools to drive acceleration and collaboration.

The San Francisco Mayor’s (@MayorEdLee) Office of Civic Innovation aims to introduce new ideas and approaches to solve long-standing challenges. We believe that government needs to think like a lean startup: agile, scrappy and customer-focused.

American Express (@AmericanExpress) is a global services company, providing customers with access to products, insights and experiences that enrich lives and build business success.