Our Mission

Money: The Root of Our Matters

As architects, engineers, and activists, we set out to better our world – to make it more beautiful, harmonious, eco-friendly, and fair.  It didn’t take long to realize that, no matter the project, the want of money often overshadowed these nobler goals.

Today, we face looming challenges of climate change, disparity, and social unrest — all linked to our endless race for money.  Yet our global monetary system goes largely unnoticed, unquestioned, unexplored.  Stefanie Overbeck, the founder of PolyMoney, set out to change that.

Through her research, Stefanie discovered that money is a matter of design.  Originally invented to facilitate trade, money can be designed to foster collaboration instead competition, renewal instead of waste, and contribution instead of greed.  If we can see money as a flexible tool, we can transform our society.

The mission of PolyMoney, a nonprofit, is to make learning about money accessible and fun.  Our games, podcasts, and meet-ups are intended to inspire new thinking about money and empower communities to create richly inclusive, sustainable local economies.

Most of all, we want to leave this planet healthier and happier than when we arrived.  To do that, we don’t just “follow the money,” we reimagine it.