Support a young community's affordable housing aspirations

White Hawk Ecovillage is a fledgling housing development near Ithaca, New York. Our mission is to create a close-knit community that is both ecological and affordable.

Tompkins County recently awarded us a $90,000 Community Housing Trust Grant to provide affordable housing for low-income households who want to live in our community. For the funds to be released, however, we must replace an undersized culvert where our entrance road crosses Buttermilk Creek.

We plan to install a small bridge, but we need to raise about $80,000 to cover this unanticipated expense.  In addition to this crowdfunding campaign, we are applying for grants, negotiating in-kind donations of materials, equipment and labor, seeking discounted or used materials, covering as much of the costs as we are able personally, and seeking private loans to cover the rest of the cost.

We hope you will support our efforts to provide an affordable green housing option for our community. Our members have gone to great lengths to find creative solutions to meet the financial needs of our individual households and of our development project. We’re working together to re-discover a healthy interdependence, which we believe is a key to resilience, but which has all but disappeared from our modern world. To learn more about our community and our aspirations, see our About the Cause page, or visit our website.

All donors will be thanked on our website, and will be invited to a ribbon cutting ceremony and celebration when our new bridge is completed.

Thank you!

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$4,097 raised
$20000 goal

Ithaca, NY
3 Champions
34 Contributions
Campaign Complete.