Asheville Foundation DIY Skatepark

$5,090 of $6,000 goal

Raised by 113 people in 36 months
The Foundation Spot is a DIY skateable sculpture park built by volunteers with money raised through in-kind donations and artshows at PUSH Skateshop. The Spot has become a beacon for grassroots creativity and radical exercise. It is free and open to anyone who wants to ride the terrain or appreciate the world-class graffiti covering the ramps and surrounding walls. The abandoned foundation of a building wiped out in a flood began its life as a DIY skatepark around 2008. For years the skate spot continued to grow on the D.L. without any permission to exist at all. The threat of bulldozer and jackhammer destroying our dreamy wasteland was always a real concern, but in 2015 the property sold and the new owners recognized the cultural landmark the community had created. Amazingly, they want us to keep building and are leasing the skatepark to us for next to nothing. The caveat: we have to pay for an insurance policy which will cost $6,000 per year. Now we are raising money to pay for insurance so we can keep the place. Once we hit that goal we will dive back into building more dreams.

Donations are tax-deductible thanks to our affiliation with Arts2People, an Asheville based 501c3 non-profit. We are in the process of forming our own non-profit, Asheville Skate Foundation, and A2P is helping us out in the meanwhile. Big thanks for their help and everyone else whose got their heart behind Foundy.

Proceeds from gofundme support our new INSURANCE POLICY and NEW RAMPS and other amenities to maintain our skateable sculpture park!
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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.
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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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$5,090 of $6,000 goal

Raised by 113 people in 36 months
Created May 7, 2016
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Dominique Gudger
4 months ago
Cannon Roxanne
4 months ago
Rob Zombie
8 months ago

Love yall thanks for all the good times

Kara Perry
9 months ago
Andrew Bumgarner
10 months ago

Best DIY in the state.

Brian Blakely
10 months ago

Not much, but keep it going dudes!

Mike Belleme
11 months ago
Joyce Smith
12 months ago
Bobby Schaller
12 months ago

killin' it u guys

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