Last July we learned that the Washington State Historical Society Advisory Board recommended our Capital Campaign grant request of $995,000 for funding through the Heritage Capital Projects Fund; one of 29 projects that were recommended. Unfortunately, this fund was omitted in the Governor's proposed budget, due to tough choices we all know need to be made. In the case of the Heritage Capital Projects Fund, however, funds would not have been pulled from urgently needed health and human services. The fund is supported by bonds issued by the State.
This funding is critical to help us move forward with the renovation of the Phinney Neighborhood Center's Blue Building, making it accessible with an elevator, new restrooms and other ADA upgrades. Our vision is to create a living, enduring space that allows people of all ages and abilities to gather and share their lives, ideas and experiences.
Furthermore, the Norcliffe Foundation has pledged $500,000 in support of our project if we can have a building permit in place by the end of 2011 to begin construction in early 2012. Without state funding, we may not be able to begin construction and could lose the Norcliffe funding as well.
We need your help to ensure our project receives the funding to move forward.
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