Support ABC No Rio
On June 29, 2006 ABC No Rio took ownership of the site at 156 Rivington Street.
To date, we have raised over $1.5 million in private funding for our building fund, much of that from our own community of artists, activists, performers, patrons and supporters. From people who believe in what we do, and who want to see ABC No Rio continue and to further develop the resources, facilities and programs we offer.
Thanks to Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer, our former City Council representative, Alan Gerson, and the Council's Manhattan Delegation, we were awarded $1,650,000 in City funding in the summer of 2009.
In 2010 we were awarded an additional $800,000 from the Borough President, the Dept. of Cultural Affairs, and our new City Council Representative, Margaret Chin; and we were awarded a further $700,000 in 2011 from Councilmember Chin and the Dept. of Cultural Affairs. In September, 2011 the project was awarded $275,000 from the Lower Manhattan Development Corporation.
It has been an exciting period for us, as we not only plan for the future, but also see the City share your recognition of ABC No Rio's importance, and your confidence in ABC No Rio's mission, purpose and plans for the future.
Through new construction we will augment and enhance ABC No Rio's use of the site for all our projects and programs. The construction cost for our new building is $5 million; the total project cost is $6.5 million. That's a lot of money. But with your help we can do it, and we really believe the end result will be worth it.
Continued public support is necessary for us to meet the challenges ahead.
The battle to secure ABC No Rio has been waged through Do-It-Yourself volunteerism, art and activism, without giving-in or selling-out to corporate sponsors.
Our 'culture of opposition' goes back almost thirty years to our founding.
We need your help to continue this tradition.
Secure on-line contributions by credit card can be made to ABC No Rio's Building Fund through PayPal. Please make a donation today.
Gifts by check or money order should be made payable to ABC No Rio and sent to:
ABC No Rio
156 Rivington Street
New York, NY 10002
20 Ways You Can Help Support ABC No Rio provides ideas on how you can help.
You can also support ABC No Rio by purchasing some ABC No Rio Benefit Stuff.
ABC No Rio is a 501(c)(3) organization. Contributions to ABC No Rio are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law. Consult your tax advisor with any tax-related queries.
Thank you for your support.