About Halcyon

Our Mission

To fuel the entrepreneurs and artists whose ideas drive the world forward.

Our Vision

A community of innovators and creators realizing change on a global scale.

Halcyon is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization based in Washington, D.C. Our signature programs are fellowships for early-stage social entrepreneurs and emerging civic-minded artists, designed to equip them with tools and relationships they need to achieve scalable, lasting impact in their fields. More broadly, we seek to mold the art and business worlds to be more inclusive, impact-oriented places. Since our founding in 2017, Halcyon has worked closely with entrepreneurs and artists to understand their ecosystems, identify their needs, and explore new programs and partnerships to meet those needs, with everything from a network of angel investors to By The People, an experimental platform for art events and exhibitions.

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Our History

Explore the timeline and see how we got to where we are today.

Our Impact

See the measurable impact of Halcyon’s programming.

Our Spaces

Learn about our two buildings, the historic Halcyon House and Fillmore School.

Our Team

Meet the creative, passionate minds behind Halcyon’s programming and operations.

Our Board

We wouldn’t be here without their guidance and expertise – get to know our board of directors.

Our Commitment

We acknowledge the barriers and inequities present in the nonprofit sector, as well as the business and art worlds. We commit to creating a culture of belonging where authentic selves are welcome in all Halcyon spaces and value the richness of lived experience. We pursue diversity, reflected in our leadership and throughout our network, and lean on inclusive practices, thoughtful training, and equitable policy in order to do so. We work in tandem with communities we serve to amplify diverse voices, engage in sometimes difficult conversation, and challenge systems of oppression.

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