The American City Coalition, together with Bowdoin Bike School and Historic Boston, Inc. will launch a $50,000 crowdfunding campaign. Each dollar received will be matched 1:1 by MassDevelopment’s Commonwealth Places grant program.
Commonwealth Places provides a creative funding mechanism to advance community placemaking projects throughout Massachusetts. The statewide program helps fund place-based, community-driven projects – art installations, parks, bike trails, markets, and more – that revitalize downtowns and neighborhood commercial districts. Successful projects must activate a new or underused public or community space, and the program will give preference to permanent physical projects. The program aims to engage and mobilize community members to make individual contributions through a crowdfunding platform with the incentive of a dollar-for-dollar funding match (up to $50,000) from MassDevelopment if the crowdfunding goal is reached within 60 days.
Look for upcoming news on how you can donate and events to help the project close the funding gap that will allow construction to begin in July 2018!