Future Generations operates as two legally separate entities under one organizational mission. In 1992, Future Generations was founded as a charitable non-government organization. It is now complemented by the Future Generations Graduate School, founded in 2003 and incorporated in 2006 in the State of West Virginia with authorization to provide a Master's Degree in Applied Community Change with concentrations in conservation and peacebuilding.
In 2010, the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (www.ncahlc.org, ph: 800-621-7440) accredited the Future Generations Graduate School. Both organizations have separate governing boards and budgets, but are led by the same Executive Director and share a common international headquarters in Circleville, West Virginia.
These two organizations closely collaborate with independent Future Generations organizations in a growing number of countries, currently in India (Arunachal Pradesh), China, the United States (West Virginia), and Haiti and local organizational affiliates in Afghanistan and Peru. All Future Generations organizations ascribe to a common mission.