“If people knew everything about what the Game Loft did, I don’t think we’d have a problem getting funding. But we’re just a small enough organization that they don’t, and we’re not.”

— Game Loft member Dakota Wing on the ongoing challenges of raising money for the games-based after school program in Belfast. After two years of riding comfortably under the wing of Portland-based Spurwink Services, the parent company ran into its own financial troubles. As a result, Spurwink cut $40,000 from the Game Loft’s budget this year, leaving members scrambling for a way to make up the difference.