The Space On Main is pleased to announce it has received a $1,000 grant from The Hypertherm HOPE Foundation. This grant will be used for buildout and construction of The Space On Main’s future home which serves to ensure prosperity of Bradford and the greater Upper Valley.

The Space On Main is currently working to complete the rehabilitation and conversion of a much-loved historic building on Main Street in Bradford, Vermont that once held a “five and dime” store into a modern multipurpose community facility providing rooms of varying sizes and purposes designed to host coworking (office sharing), community networking events, hands-on Maker projects, conferences, meetings, training programs, social events, as well as educational classes for all demographics. Monique Priestley, President & Founder of The Space On Main said: “I started my research for what would soon be known as The Space by visiting with community members in local coffee shops, restaurants, workshops, and at their dining tables. People move here to get away from the city, for work, for a spouse’s work, or to help family. They are nervous about living here. They are struggling with slow internet speeds, a lack of networking opportunities, and a feeling of being disconnected. The Space will address these needs, fill our Main Street gap, and weave a network of partnerships throughout the region. The opening of The Space will not be possible without the support of amazing organizations such as The Hypertherm HOPE Foundation.”

About The Space On Main (thespaceonmain.org)
The Space On Main is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and relies upon the generous support of individuals, philanthropic organizations, and businesses such as The Hypertherm HOPE Foundation to provide their services. It is the mission of The Space on Main to foster entrepreneurship, innovation, the arts, education, health, and recreation in order to increase opportunity for personal and collective growth in the Cohase Region of Vermont and New Hampshire by providing a creative facility with access to affordable equipment, work spaces, and classes. It is The Space On Main’s goal to ensure prosperity of our community by leveraging talent in the region by creating pathways to outside individuals, services, and technologies.

About The Hypertherm HOPE Foundation (hypertherm.com)
The Hypertherm Owners’ Philanthropic Endeavors (HOPE) Foundation was founded in 2010 as a public grant-making non-profit 501(c) 3 foundation to formalize the U.S.-based financial giving they had been doing for decades across a handful of focus areas. A dozen volunteer Hypertherm Associates, representing a cross-section of areas within their company, comprise the HOPE Team and make all grant allocation decisions on behalf of the Foundation. They have similar shared decision-making HOPE teams in all their regional offices, each serving their respective communities. The HOPE Teams have awarded millions of dollars in grant support to hundreds of nonprofit organizations working on their shared mission of creating sustainable, positive change in the community and environment.

For more information, please contact The Space On Main at (802) 449-MAIN (6246) or on the web at thespaceonmain.org.