From Our Blog
By Josh Arnold |
We can't break ground without you!
Together, we bought a 10,000 sq ft building in downtown Wolfeboro, New Hampshire.
We asked the community how to best utilize the space to meet their goals and needs.
We used your feedback to prioritize programs and create floor plans.
We worked with the town and architects to turn those plans into construction documents ready for bidding.
From grants and generous donors, 94% percent of the $1.35 million needed is already committed!
The final 6% - or $78,000 - needs to be raised by summer 2021 in order to open the doors in fall.
This is our fundraising homestretch to be shovel ready!
Thanks to everyone who has supported Makers Mill already!
There have been more than 820+ donors to date and gifts of all kinds including . . .
One time gifts, recurring gifts, donor-advised funds, stocks, matching gifts, and in-kind contributions
State & Federal Funding
Northern Borders Regional Commission
Community Development Finance Authority
USDA Rural Development
Private Grants & Donor Advised Funds
Bald Peak Community Fund
The Wolfeboro Fund
Vanderheiden Family Foundation
Hussey Family Foundation
Maine Community Foundation
NH Charitable Foundation
Tax Credit Investors
Mill Street Meat Market, LLC
Meredith Village Savings Bank
Carroll County Landscape, Inc
Made on Earth
Milestone Engineering & Construction
New England Coastal Realty
Green Mountain Communications, Inc.
Stanley Elevator Company, Inc.
PSI Molded Plastics, NH Inc
Wolfeboro Family Dental
The Makers Mill is a great example of what’s needed to help tackle New Hampshire’s outmigration and workforce challenges, especially in Carroll County where they are the most pronounced.
Will Stewart, Executive Director, Stay, Work, Play NH
We agree with G.A.L.A. on the benefits of bringing a makerspace into Carroll County, and are thrilled to name Wolfeboro as the home of this regional service.
Mary DeVries, Executive Director, Wolfeboro Chamber of Commerce
I am enthusiastic about working with the Makers Mill to address the gap in services for 18 - 30 yr olds who wish to upgrade their technical skills or the adults who wish to retrain for new job transitions.
Bruce Farr, President, Lakes Region Technology Center
We are so incredibly close to realizing a dream that’s been 14 years in the making! With help from generous donors and grant funding, we have raised 94% of the funds needed to bring Makers Mill to life. Raising this final 6% ($78,000) by summer 2021 will allow us to start construction this spring and be ready for programming in the fall! Help us break ground by making a donation toward our home stretch fundraising goal today!