Asheville Foundation DIY Skatepark

$10,281 of $10,000 goal

Raised by 245 people in 39 months
This GoFundMe account for Foundation Asheville is an ongoing effort to raise money for yearly expenses such as insurance, maintenance, and of course the occasional concrete pour.

The Foundation Spot is a DIY skateable sculpture park built by volunteers.  The park is open to the public and free of charge.  Any money  raised has been through in-person cash donations, art shows at PUSH Skate Shop, park events, and this GoFundMe page. 

The Foundation started on the down-low in 2008 when locals started building on an abandoned foundation of a destroyed building in a neglected corner of the River Arts District.  Until a few years ago, the threat of bulldozing always loomed on the horizon.  In 2015 the property came under new ownership and the owner recognized the uniqueness of the Foundation.  Since then, we have been allowed to continue building our park and our community.  Much like tourists travel to Asheville for the hikes and the breweries, skaters travel from all over to ride the Foundation.

The current property owner only has one stipulation -  we must provide our own insurance.  As you can imagine, insurance for a skatepark is not exactly cheap.  This year (2019) our insurance policy will cost $8,111.80.  As long as we have insurance, we are able to continue building, expanding, maintaining, and skating.  

Under the 501c3 Non-Profit Asheville Skate Foundation, all donations are tax deductible.  All proceeds in excess of the insurance policy go towards pouring new ramps and maintaining current ones.
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We're at New Belgium in Asheville today, our awesome neighbors in the River Arts District who are donating all their tips as a benefit for the Foundy!
Bike raffle today at 6pm
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Good news: we raised just enough here and at the Foundation Hellraiser to fund the insurance policy!! Continued fundraising efforts will go towards infrastructure at The Foundation Spot, including pouring a new ramp. Thank you for supporting our efforts.
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Check out this really great article in Collective Quarterly telling the story of the Foundation with some great text and photos.
http://www.collectivequarterly.com/blog/2016/4/8/the-foundation
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Check out this Video to learn more about the Foundation and what we're raising money for.
Please donate and encourage your friends and family to donate. Every dollar helps us get closer to our goal!
The Story of the Foundation
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$10,281 of $10,000 goal

Raised by 245 people in 39 months
Created May 7, 2016
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WB
$250
Wicked Weed Brewing
12 days ago

Thanks for being great hosts for the recent shoot! We love and appreciate the space.

SM
$25
Shannon McBride
26 days ago
JU
$20
Johnathan Underwood
1 month ago

No doubt

BS
$20
Bow Smith
1 month ago
ZS
$50
Zack Staniak
1 month ago
CH
$20
Clark Hodgin
1 month ago
PR
$10
Paul Riley
1 month ago
WD
$25
Waylon Devito
1 month ago
LG
$10
Lisa Gregory
1 month ago
EA
$250
Erik Aasland
1 month ago

This place is a local treasure.

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