Sharon Prince teamed up with other donors to come up with a community center. The team comprised of friends and neighbors. They saw it fit to set up a community center in Connecticut. The community center is now known as Grace Farms.
Sharon Prince Grace Farms Foundation is a not-for-profit organization. As a result, the foundation is not obliged to pay any form of taxes. The project consumed almost $120 million. The money was used to develop the community center and also to purchase the 80 acres piece of land.
To ensure that the project progressed accordingly, Sharon Price and her colleagues had to procure the services of a professional firm that dealt with construction. They settled for SANAA a Japanese architecture firm. Sanaa was in charge of designing the ultramodern building. The official launch of the community center took place on 9th October.
An article on The New York Times entitled “The Spiritual and Spectacular Meet at an Ultramodern Community Center in Connecticut”, talks about a facility which is a nature center, gym, hub for social justice groups, community garden and a part-time ecumenical chapel — and that is only a partial list.
As a multi functional community center, Grace Farms possesses a hub for social justice groups, a gym, and a community garden. The main building at the Grace Farms Community Center is known as the River. The large glass walls within the building offer you a spectacular view of the meadows and the forest.
The Grace Farms is led by Sharon Prince. She is the president of the foundation. As the foundation was being launched, many journalists and V.I.P. visitors were present. Sharon Prince was happy to mention that all the donors were pleased with the community center that they had come up with. The community center also has a chapel where people can indulge in praise and worship. Read This Article to learn more.
The chapel can accommodate 700 individuals. Artists such as Thomas Demand and Teresita Fernandez were also present during the launch of the community center. Krishna Patel is the director of the Grace Farm’s Foundation. As the director, she is using her influence to try and bring an end to practices such as child trafficking.