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Campaign Progress


Seed money is raised for design planning of the project and starting the campaign


Schacht Aslani Architects are chosen to design the new building

November 2017

We are awarded a Department of Neighborhoods grant of $100,000 which gets our fundraising campaign off the ground

January 2018

We are awarded a King County Parks grant of $100,000

May 2018

Private fundraising campaign begins

Summer 2018

Leaders of the Green Lake Rowing Advisory Council and Campaign Committee step up with early gifts

November 2018

We are awarded $2.925 million from the Parks Department’s Major Projects Challenge Fund

Green Lake Crew celebrates its 70th anniversary

January 2019

We pass the $1 million mark in private donations from individuals and foundations

June 2019

We are awarded two state grants from the Recreation and Conservation Office for a combined total of $951,000

Plans are 60% finalized and are sent out for permitting

July 2019

Private donations stand at $1.6 million, with a campaign total of $5.8 million raised toward our $6.5 million goal

August 2019

The campaign goes public, beginning our community outreach phase

October 2019

King County Councilmember Jeanne Kohl-Welles secures another $50,000 in funding from the county

November 2019

A late fall online fundraising push brings us near the $6 million mark

December 2019

The Juniper Foundation awards us our biggest gift to date, a matching grant of $250,000 that puts us into the sprint for the finish line. All donations are now matched through the end of the campaign.

February 2020

The campaign hits the $6,300,000 mark.

March 2020
COVID-19 causes the closure of all of our programs at the Small Craft Center. Although fundraising takes a brief hiatus, plans for permitting and construction continue.
August 2020

The city spends several days laying a new water line to serve the facility. The campaign works with the city to stay on track through the bidding process in anticipation of groundbreaking before the end of the year.