RallySTL, the community powered platform that launched last year, announced today the first projects to be funded through their process.
A collection of consumer funding, as well economic support from one of St. Louis’ leading corporations and two quasi-government organizations will ensure funding for two projects in the Rally Saint Louis pipeline:
Food Roof: With a generous grant from Bunge North America as well as thousands raised in consumer funding, the Food Roof project will be the first-of-its-kind community rooftop farm and be situated in downtown St. Louis, working to create a new system of providing our community with access to hyper-local, organic food.
Cotton Belt: With thousands in consumer funding and generous support from the CVC and the St. Louis Regional Chamber, the downtown riverfront Cotton Belt building located on 1st Street between Florida and Dickson will use it’s 750-foot-wide Eastern facade facing the new I-70 Mississippi River bridge as a massive welcome sign.
“What a dramatic way to launch a new spirit of collaboration in St. Louis – a 750-foot welcome sign to all who cross the new Mississippi River Bridge,” said Joe Reagan, president of the St. Louis Regional Chamber. “We couldn’t be more pleased to partner with the CVC and the Rally community to make this happen.”
In addition to these first two funded projects, RallySTL has also partnered with a "social media philanthropic giving platform" called givver that apparently lets you give money thru twitter.
Be sure to read the blog post to see what else is going on in the RallySTL world. We're glad to see progression with the initial plan and really hope that these two projects are a great success. Hopefully some of the other earlier ideas posited have a shot at being funded and that the whole process continues to be refined and quickened throughout this next year.