GROW!

Through the GROW! campaign SCLT will direct significant community investment into:

  • Helping people grow more healthy FOOD for their families by building four new gardens and farms, and an endowment to maintain all SCLT properties.
  • Creating a much-needed food processing facility so that more small-scale FARMS in our network can prepare and distribute their produce to farmers markets, retailers and restaurants.
  • Rebuilding our headquarters to meet the needs of the PEOPLE we serve – especially young people in our programs.
  • Reclaiming PLACES in the Trinity Square neighborhood that have been blighted and vacant for years.

404 Broad Street

SCLT bought a 12,000 sq. ft., two-story building a few blocks from our current offices that overlooks our Youth Enterprise Farm.

It will feature a USDA-compliant food processing facility on the first floor and retail spaces to be rented to food enterprises, including fresh food retailers, bringing more healthy produce and good jobs to Providence’s South Side. Income from these leases will help offset 404 Broad Street’s operating costs.

There will be ample room for our team and expanding programs on the second floor, including a youth entrepreneurship center. There, SCLT Youth Staff will develop workforce skills and food system awareness, and lead workshops for peers and South Side residents.

Financing

SCLT’s Board has authorized a three-year capital campaign for $3.5 million. We anticipate spending $2.5 million on the building and surrounding public space and $1 million on continuing to expand and maintain our large farm and community garden network.

We are seeking public funding as well as foundation, corporate and individual donations, and plan to complete the campaign by late 2021.

Capital Campaign Committee

Michael Isenberg, Co-chair
Mary Worrell, Co-chair
Courtney Bourns
Davide Dukcevich
Patricia Fuller
David Liddle
Dan Levinson
Rebecca Preston
Louis Raymond
Austin Smith

To learn about naming opportunities, see a Campaign budget and read about the community impact of the 404 Broad Street renovations, please download our GROW! brochure here.

To learn more the GROW! Campaign, please contact our Development Director Shana Santow at 401-273-9419, ext. 103 or shana@southsideclt.org