DIY Lowell aims to make projects and events happen through leveraging the expertise of Lowell’s citizens and organizations. Our webspace and event space is donated, our marketing has been made possible through in-kind donations and a grant, and everything has been coordinated by a team of volunteers.

However, the winning ideas won’t happen without funding. Costs may include municipal fees and licenses, materials such as paint or plantings, or printing and marketing for community events. DIY Lowell will help citizen groups find grants, sponsors, and donations, but we know winning ideas may still have funding gaps. This is how your donation can really make a difference!

We don’t want citizen groups to be discouraged if funding becomes a roadblock, so DIY Lowell will step in. We aren’t a micro-grant program. Instead, we will directly help procure whatever citizen groups can’t find through donations.

Coalition for a Better Acre, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to resident empowerment and sustainable community revitalization for current and future residents of Lowell and the Merrimack Valley, is DIY Lowell’s “fiscal agent.” They accept donations on our behalf and oversee disbursement of funds. This means that your donation is eligible for a federal charitable tax deduction and that you have assurance from a nonprofit that has been operating in Lowell for over 30 years that the funds will be used directly on winning idea and related costs.

Our sponsorship levels:

$400: Your logo on our tabling/event banner and main page of website, call out at DIY Lowell Community Idea Summit
$200: Your name on our tabling/event banner and “Special thanks” section of website
$20: Your name on “Special thanks” section of website
$1: Call out on Facebook and Twitter, name on “Thanks” section of website

How to Donate

Make a donation below with CBA’s secure Paypal checkout or send a check made out to: Coalition for a Better Acre, DIY Lowell Fiscal Agent and sent to DIY Lowell c/o Coalition for a Better Acre, 517 Moody Street, Floor 3, Lowell MA 01854-4014. Please let us know if you would like to remain anonymous. As part of our dedication to transparency, our budget is available upon request.