1. Applications to companies and others seeking grants, this is a very difficult proposition. The applications have to be very precise and applicable to the company interests. One of the first questions they want answered is, “How much have you and your constituency invested in this project?” While we have a substantial amount that has been raised and donated, there is still a large sum to complete the task at hand.
2. Individual donations, this is probably the hardest of all the possibilities. People don’t like to ask friends for donations, no matter how valued the project. I have gone to the state employees charitable campaign several times and come out with minimal results. It seems that pets, abused children, and other ventures outweigh what we are presenting. An empty lot with plans to build some day. Continue Reading →