Center for Neighborhood Technology

Founded in 1978, the Center for Neighborhood Technology (CNT) is a leader in promoting more livable and sustainable urban communities. As a creative think-and-do-tank, we research, invent, and test urban strategies that use resources more efficiently and more equitably. Over the years, CNT's work - especially in the areas of climate, energy, natural resources, transportation, and community development - has paid off by fueling a generation of community development and learning institutions, earning CNT a reputation as an economic innovator and leader in the field of creative sustainable development. CNT launched two non-profits that advance our mission: CNT Energy (now Elevate Energy) develops and implements initiatives to help consumers and communities control energy costs and reduce energy use; and I-GO, a membership-based car sharing organization.

Charity Navigator Ratings

Overall Rating

(2/4)|79.13 Score


(2/4)|70.76 Score

Accountability & Transparency

(4/4)|96 Score



Headquarter Address

17 North State Street #1400
Chicago, IL 60602