At Humanity Cash, our mission is to create a circular economy powered by Universal Basic Income (UBI) and community currencies, which ensure that every dollar strengthens local economies. 

Our communities are suffering. Local economies have been displaced by socio-economic and technological shifts. 

Number of new businesses have declined by half since the 1980s. 

We’ve lost more than half of our community banks since 2000. Community banks are crucial to small business loans.

Local mom and pop shops are strained by high credit card fees especially as cash use has declined.

new enterprise

corner banks

mom and pops

Humanity Cash is a platform for any community to design its own community currency, which are local payment networks that encourage recirculation of funds within a community. 

Let’s put our money towards local businesses and community banks. 

With UBI Bonds, the same dollar helps a family in need, a small business in the neighborhood, a community bank that is reinvesting in underserved people and small businesses, AND generates a return for investors.

BerkShares: Our First Pilot

BerkShares is one of the most well-known community currencies in the world that has operated in Berkshire County, Massachusetts since 2006. BerkShares is now going digital with Humanity Cash. We work with the community banks to hold cash reserves, and the Schumacher Center, the local non-profit whose research supports the BerkShares program.
With digital BerkShares, we strive to provide the convenience and cost savings of digital, while maintaining the romance of cash. A more beautiful and elegant technology should free us to slow down. A transaction is no longer a commodification but a reminder of the small miracle of being with our neighbors. 

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Fennie Wang

We are a diverse team from four continents.
 

Each of us, no matter where we are from, can contribute to the richness of our communities by participating in its governance, social fabric and economic vibrancy. From Berlin to the Berkshires, New York to Amsterdam, all made with love. 

 

Founder & CEO

"There's no other way to
live than with passion!"

Don Gossen

Cofounder & Technical strategy

"Home is where the kiddos are "

Aaron Boyd

Head of Technology 

Berlin by way of Melbourne

Dagmar van Eijk

Concept and UX Designer 

The Randstad, Netherlands

Jay Sun

Full stack developer 

Liaoning, China 

Esraa Jbara

Full stack developer 

Palestine

Jenell Gilyard

creative director

Denver, CO by way
of Brooklyn, NY

Juliana Bongiorno

OPERATIONS INTERN

Boston, MA

Don Gossen

Fennie Wang

We are a diverse team from four continents.
 

Each of us, no matter where we are from, can contribute to the richness of our communities by participating in its governance, social fabric and economic vibrancy. From Berlin to the Berkshires, New York to Amsterdam, all made with love. 

 

New York by way
of Shanghai 

Home is where the kiddos are 

Founder & CEO

Cofounder & Technical strategy

Jenell Gilyard

Dagmar van Eijk

Aaron Boyd

Concept and UX Designer 

head of technology

creative director

The Randstad, Netherlands 

Denver, CO by way 
of Brooklyn, NY

Berlin by way of Melbourne 

Esraa Jabar

Juliana Bongiorno

Jay Sun

Full stack developer

Operations intenrn

full stack developer

Palestine

Boston, MA

Liaoning, China 

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