Thank you to everyone who has supported the dream of a dignified, self-governed village for homeless people in Denver. Construction of the Beloved Community Village began on May 20. After almost two weeks, 11 beautiful tiny houses and a shower house have quickly taken shape with the help of over a hundred volunteers providing over 2000 hours of work. This has truly been a community driven project.
Today, we are excited to announce that the Barton Institute for Philanthropy and Social Enterprise at the University of Denver has offered a $20,000 challenge grant to help provide the final leg of funding to get Beloved Community Village up and running (Press Release: http://bit.ly/2rXxGEV).
We’re not done yet, but with your support, look at what we have accomplished so far:
Received a first-of-its kind zoning permit for tiny home villages,
Secured all building permits,
Received support from multiple City Council members, including Councilwoman Robin Kneich (read the full statement here).
Raised $107K, thanks to the $20K grant from the Barton Institute in addition to the challenge grant,
Tens of thousands dollars have been donated in labor, materials & hours of support from over 100 community volunteers.
This project is turning into reality, but we still need your support! Thanks to DU's challenge grant, every dollar donated will be doubled up to $20,000!
Click the link to donate today: http://bit.ly/2sazslP
Thank you for all your support, and please help us match our grant!