Participatory Budgeting is a democratic process in which community members directly decide how to spend part of a public budget.
How Participatory Budgeting Works
PB involves an annual cycle of meeting and voting, integrated into the broader decision-making process.
Stories of Participatory Budgeting in Action
As we reflect on 2017 and many challenges this year, we find hope in the thousands of people like you building real democracy through participatory budgeting (PB). We’re excited to continue pushing forward, and to share some of the year’s top victories at the Participatory Budgeting Project (PBP). What we…Read More
It is that time of the year again! We need your ideas for how to make PB bigger and better. To practice what we preach, PBP invites everyone who donates to our organization to decide how part of the donations are spent – it’s our own participatory budgeting process, called…Read More
What is your vision of democracy? Your answer is probably far removed from what we’ve experienced in 2017, which feels like democracy turned upside-down. Most of us are infuriated with our political process, and angry that our voices aren’t being heard. And yet, we only look for solutions through the…Read More
As we kicked off Summer 2017, we asked if you wanted your participatory budgeting process to be more equitable and effective. We followed up by inviting you to join us for our North American PB Network Summer Implementation Institute – where we partnered with experts to strengthen four key parts of…Read More
IMPACTS FROM PARTICIPATORY BUDGETING
Millions of dollars dedicated to community-driven projects in the US & Canada.
People impacting change in their communities.
Local project ideas voted on and funding, using public funds.
Our Resource Center
PBP creates and shares toolkits, guides, templates and best practice materials to support your participatory budgeting process work.