Two groups are intetested--one in Portland Maine, the other in Rhode Island. The Rhode Island group had tried to get the Saratoga, so they were better set up/more advanced in the process, so the Portland group yielded to them. The Rhode Island group's efforts to get a berthing site then fell apart, and in 2017, the Navy took the ship off donation hold status, and moved it to the "to be dismantled" category. As noted above, however, that did not particularly faze the Rhode Island group at first, because their experience showed it would likely take years to actually be dismantled.
That was 2017. In late 2018, the Rhode Island group looks to have given up:
They are going to find a "land based facility" somewhere, without the ship.
Now, the original article I first linked (2017) has the Portland Maine group saying they will step up if the Rhode Island group fails. So, as of late last year, it looks like they did fail, but I can find no more news from the Portland group.
So, the ship is not on donation hold, and the Rhose Island group is fading fast, and the Portland group is "missing in action."