Let's Build It!

NW Change Agent Center, a resource for our movement

Backbone Campaign has been negotiating a purchase agreement for a beautiful 9 acre property, the former IYH Youth Hostel on Vashon Island. It has been the site of our training camps, and now we're working to make it a year round resource to our movement and HQ for Backbone. We're launching a capital campaign to raise $1.5 million by October 1, 2018. 

The first step, however, is to raise $130k earnest money by Feb 8 If we meet that RiseUp_LocalizeThis.jpggoal, our draft purchase agreement allows us to engage in a feasibility phase until May 1, without risk.  If before May 1, we and our partners determine that the project is not feasible then the earnest money is refunded.  If we determine that this vision is feasible, we will move forward and have until October 1, 2018 to arrange all financing, risking $52k of earnest money if we fail to raise the necessary funding. 

Our goal is to both raise the capital for purchase, improvements, and enlist partners to subscribe for facility use in order to appropriately staff the facility for its first three years. Backbone is a nimble organization, and we are exploring creative and solid funding mechanisms to make this both sustainable and a valued and timely resource for our movement. 
2018 will be all about mobilizing - recruiting, training, and supporting the Resistance. 
Contact our office (206.408.8058) if you would like to donate stock to either the earnest money or the purchase price.
Contact Executive Director Bill Moyer to discuss this project at [email protected], or 206-356-9980. 
$86,000.00 pledged

How much will you pledge to donate on 05:00 PM PST on February 08 2018?