One Community, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, is seeking the person(s) or organization(s) who would like to be part of positive and permanent global transformation. Our path to creating this is open source and free-sharing modular solutions that will be combined to build self-sufficient and self-propagating teacher/demonstration communities, villages, and cities all over the world. To construct what we’ve designed, we are seeking 25 million dollars to secure the property and provide five years working and building capital. This capital will allow us to build the infrastructure necessary to be profitable and expand on our own, indefinitely.
This page outlines:
A 25-million dollar investment in One Community is purposed to make us self-propagating by funding:
This infrastructure will establish us such that we will never need to request additional financial input because we will be able to generate sufficient income to expand indefinitely on our own. Our expansion will allow us to eventually fund other communities also. Everything we are designing now, and build on the property, is being open source and free-shared to make replication by others as easy as possible. This will make the implementation of self-sufficient and self-propagating teacher/demonstration communities, villages, and cities easier, more affordable, and more attractive as a living option. It will also help make it a more viable investment option for those interested in making money while regeneratively helping the planet and other people.
There are a diversity of possible benefits for a non-profit investment in One Community:
What would help One Community the most right now would be the funding to secure the property. You can visit our LOCATION ESSENTIALS PROPERTY PAGE to read about all the work we’ve already invested in this location and the criteria used during the two-year selection process. We feel securing this property is the most significant step we could take because it will:
Donation of the funds to secure the property (4 million) would accelerate our ability to accomplish our goals. Donation of complete funding (25 million) would accelerate this even more. That said, a for-profit investment in One Community and the property (to remove it from the market and hold it until the investment was repaid) is also an option we’d be willing to discuss. In either scenario, we would start marketing the location and using that to raise additional funding. We would not move onto the property or begin building until we are debt-free (see below), shovel ready, and have secured the rest of our necessary funding (12 million).
Please Email Jae for an NDA and to set up a time to discuss details if you are someone with the means to make either of these options a reality.
As a Highest Good organization, when objectively looking at the world, we have come to believe that debt, financial scarcity, and people fearing for their own future are primary reasons more people are not already engaged in world changing projects like ours. One Community is a comprehensive path for addressing this and committed to debt-free creation as individuals (click here to read about this) and as an organization. Therefore we will not move onto the property until we are:
We feel debt-free creation is foundational to all of One Community’s goals for the following 3 reasons:
Our 100% volunteer effort is creating a clear path for sustainable world change and financial freedom for people around the world. To be in integrity with this goal and assure our success as a Pioneer Team and self-replicating prototype model, we are committed to building One Community without debt. For this reason, donations to our 501(c)3 non-profit organization would most quickly facilitate our global goals. We are also open to other short-term investment options with a repayment structure that will work with our decision to not move onto the property until we are debt free.
The next step for One Community is securing funding so that we can accomplish everything outlined in this website. Donations would facilitate the creation of One Community the fastest. We are open to discussing other options as well. Our most immediate need is assistance in securing the property.
Q: How much do you need to secure the property? How much for the complete project?
Four million dollars will secure the property. Twenty-five million will secure the property and fund the first five years of building and establish us as self-sufficient and profitable enough to continue expansion indefinitely. We will not move onto the property or begin building until we have the complete funding.
Q: What percentage of this target have you achieved so far?
One Community’s annual donations don’t meet our annual expenses. One Community’s Executive Director covers the difference and can continue to do so until we are fully funded. We’ll continue to seek large-scale funding in the meantime.
Q: What is the minimum investment you seek?
Right now we have only two priorities, purchasing the property and progressing to the point where we are ready to start building as soon as we arrive. Because of this, the minimum investment we are seeking from an individual investor or group of investors is $4,000,000. This would allow us to purchase the property.
Q: What will the relationship of One Community be to funding entities, whether one single investor/donor, or multiple crowdsourced funders?
This is open for discussion as long as the final decision adheres fully to our purpose, mission and values and assures that once any investments are repaid, One Community will continue even if something were to lead to the non-involvement of the entire original team and/or investor/donor.
Q: How would a loan to One Community be repaid?
The loan would be repaid through other donors and/or a crowdfunding campaign we have planned and cannot launch until we have secured the property.
Q: Have you considered a less expensive property?
Yes, please see our property page to learn why we have chosen this property.
Q: How are you maintaining momentum as you continue to seek funding?
The One Community team is currently focusing on:
These are our top priorities because completing the blueprints to launch One Community are essential to:
In our current phase of development, the ideal funder would be an individual or group willing and capable of funding either the complete project, or at least the purchase of the property. Securing that funding will allow us to share the location with the public. This will attract even more of the right people needed for our development team and help us finish everything needed to launch One Community at an exponentially faster pace.
Both our current desire for a single funder, and our fairly passive approach to finding this person/group, is to maintain our focus on the action items that are bringing our blueprints and team to ‘build-ready’ status. The timeline is still very open, and depends on the number of additional Pioneers and volunteers that join, and how much they contribute. At our current pace, it will be more than a year or two before we are build-ready. If we are not already funded by that point, we’ll make funding a our primary focus.
Q: Why not seek funding another way?
Other than an individual funder or group discovering us and deciding to fund us, other options like grants, actively seeking multiple funders, crowdfunding the whole project, etc. not only require sizable time investments, they also require completion of everything we’re working on now. Additionally, a lot of the food and housing details we’re focusing on, which can be found in our weekly progress blog, are part of a detailed crowdfunding campaign that we are developing for the home designs within the Earthbag Village. If we are not funded by the time we complete everything needed to begin construction, we’ll decide if running this crowdfunding campaign is the best way to raise awareness about our project, clarify and confirm some key components of our Phase 1 infrastructure, and to test crowdfunding as an option for funding the rest of the project if we aren’t funded by the time it is ready.
Q: What if I want to just make a small donation?
Please visit our Donations and Partnering Page.
Q: What will you do if you don’t get funding?
We will continue as we are, doing everything we can to move ourselves and other like-minded and forward-thinking projects forward through research, development, and open source project-launch blueprinting. Examples of how we are demonstrating this now can be found on our Overview Page. We will continue until we are funded, at which time we will provide exponentially more.