Grant Opportunities for Creative Places

Resource Hubs

Creative Placemaking Public Resources GuideThis resource helps community development practitioners, artists, and arts and cultural organizations survey the landscape and decode the language of federal government funding opportunities that might support creative placemaking efforts.

Grants With Hard Deadlines

Citizen's Institute on Rural Design Grants
- National Endowment for the Arts & The Housing Assistance Council - deadline 04/21/2023
The program offers at least four Local Design Workshops that address the selected community’s specific rural design challenge, and a Design Learning Cohort program that will invite 15-20 rural communities to engage in peer learning and expert-led sessions online. All rural communities of 50,000 or less are eligible to apply.

Grants With Rolling Deadlines

Community Possible Grant Program
 - The US Bank Foundation - rolling deadline
The U.S. Bank Foundation's Community Possible Grant Program will provide grants to non-profit organizations in 25 states served by the Bank that advance the following funding priorities: Play, focusing on artistic and enrichment learning; Work, focusing on workforce education and economic prosperity; and Home, focusing on neighborhood stability and revitalization. This year, the Foundation is moving to an invitation only application; however, it will accept letters of interest to identify organizations with unique and innovative programs that fit within its areas of interest.

RJE Sprout Fund
- Russell J. Efros Foundation - rolling deadline
Supports artists by providing the direct funds needed to complete projects in the next twelve months. Artists are also encouraged to apply for funds for projects that involve their communities (e.g., art classes, art therapy, outreach, and non-traditional projects) and priority will be given to artists working with marginalized and underserved audiences, topics, or subject matter.

Exelon Corporate Giving Program - rolling deadline
Provides grants to nonprofit organizations that demonstrate a proven track record in addressing key community needs. Funding priorities include education, the environment, arts and culture, and local programs and services. 

Voice, Creativity + Culture Grants - The Nathan Cummings Foundation - rolling deadline
Supports arts organizations, religious and spiritually grounded activists and organizations, storytellers, and spiritual practices with a deep commitment to social justice and desire to shift perspectives by supporting new narratives that nurture empathy.

Place-Based Initiative Grants - Kresge Foundation - deadlines as listed on the Current Funding Opportunities page
Supports initiatives that increase creative capacity to shape healthier neighborhoods,
 while also demonstrating well-formed Creative Placemaking practices. 

Emergency Grants - Foundation for Contemporary Arts - rolling deadline
Offers immediate assistance to artists who have suffered financial losses as the result of a project cancelation or postponement due to COVID-19.