In the spotlight
Awards and recognition roll in from start-up contests, a State legislature, national media, local communities, and others.
FPF co-founder nominated for Burlington Free Press Vermonter of the Year, 2015.
NPR's All Things Considered shared FPF's story with a receptive national audience, 2015.
TechPresident covered FPF's community-building success, 2015.
Vermont town meetings and nonprofits benefit from FPF value, 2014
Associated Press covered FPF's expansion across Vermont, 2013.
Vermont Digital Economy Project and U.S. Economic Development Administration selected FPF in competitive bid to build resiliency in every Vermont town, 2012.
NPR's State of the Re:Union featured Front Porch Forum in their national show about online communities, 2012.
The Block by Block Community News Summit featured Front Porch Forum as a model for community engagement, 2011.
Case Foundation selected FPF out of 5,000 entrants for its Make It Your Own Award, aimed at promoting participatory democracy, 2010 and 2008.
Cringley’s (NOT in Silicon Valley) Startup Tour selected FPF as one of it winners, 2010.
NTIA granted federal stimulus funds to FPF for expansion to 24 towns as part of e-Vermont, 2010.
Vermont Legislature honored FPF with HCR235, 2010.
Next American City featured FPF in Open Cities: New Media’s Role in Shaping Urban Policy, 2010.
USDA featured FPF at Northeast Rural Summit, 2010.
Rural Telecom Congress gave FPF National RTC Champion Award and People’s Choice Innovation Award, 2008.
PBS MediaShift named FPF one of three national “great experiments around local news,” 2008.
Knight Commission on the Information Needs of Communities in a Democracy featured FPF at inaugural meeting, 2008.
American Press Institute featured FPF in Leading the Weekly and Community Newsroom: Connecting Neighborhoods Online, 2008.
Harvard’s Berkman Center for Internet and Society and Sunlight Foundation featured FPF as local online innovation at conference, 2007.
Personal Democracy Forum featured FPF as a local democracy tool, 2007.