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.
JACK & DOROTHY BYRNE CHALLENGE DONATION
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.”)
OUTREACH & PLANNING
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).
VERMONT COMMUNITY FOUNDATION GRANT
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!
THE REAL WORK BEGAN
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 WAS LAUNCHED
The Space opened its doors on October 12, 2018 with the support of community members, family, and friends.