An idea was shared and The Space was born.
The Space On Main, Inc. was officially incorporated.
Monique attended the Global Coworking Conference in NYC and toured coworking and makerspaces all over VT and NH.
The Space On Main received 501(c)(3) tax exempt status.
We sent our first appeal letter which resulted in a $5,000 donation and a matching challenge of $20,000 from The Jack & Dorothy Byrne Foundation. (Which resulted in, “This might just work.”)
We dove into outreach, floor layouts, fundraising, budgets, construction estimates, Fiber pricing, received several more grants, etc. (read: learned a bunch of new skills and met lots of awesome people).
We received a $25,000 Regional & Local Impact Opportunity Grant from Vermont Community Foundation as well as other generous funds from local donors, like you!
Additional donations were gathered, software was demoed, construction progressed, furniture was built, paint was picked, and progress sped forward in a million different concurrent directions.
The Space opened its doors on October 12, 2018 with the support of community members, family, and friends.