Seed money is raised for design planning of the project and starting the campaign
Schacht Aslani Architects are chosen to design the new building
We are awarded a Department of Neighborhoods grant of $100,000 which gets our fundraising campaign off the ground
We are awarded a King County Parks grant of $100,000
Private fundraising campaign begins
Leaders of the Green Lake Rowing Advisory Council and Campaign Committee step up with early gifts
We are awarded $2.925 million from the Parks Department’s Major Projects Challenge Fund
Green Lake Crew celebrates its 70th anniversary
We pass the $1 million mark in private donations from individuals and foundations
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
Private donations stand at $1.6 million, with a campaign total of $5.8 million raised toward our $6.5 million goal
The campaign goes public, beginning our community outreach phase
King County Councilmember Jeanne Kohl-Welles secures another $50,000 in funding from the county
A late fall online fundraising push brings us near the $6 million mark
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.
The campaign hits the $6,300,000 mark.
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.
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.