Foundation / Corporation
Project for Public Spaces
12/01/21 12:00 PM EST
Grants of $40,000 and in-kind support to Kansas, New York, and Tennessee nonprofit organizations and government agencies in eligible locations to develop public areas in which the funding source has a business presence. Funding is intended for projects that enhance communities of color and low-income neighborhoods in three selected cities where GM employees live, work, and play: Buffalo, New York; Kansas City, Kansas; and Nashville, Tennessee.
In many American cities, not only are public spaces inequitably distributed and underfunded in low-income neighborhoods and communities of color—but the people in these communities rarely have the opportunity to shape public spaces themselves.
Project for Public Spaces’ Community Placemaking Grants enable U.S.-based nonprofits and government agencies to address this inequality of access by working directly with local stakeholders to transform underperforming public spaces. In 2022, each grantee will receive direct funding for physical and programmatic improvements, as well as technical assistance and peer learning opportunities facilitated by Project for Public Spaces.
Placemaking is a collaborative visioning process that results in public spaces that better serve their communities through programming, design, and stewardship. The placemaking projects funded through this grant program will take a “lighter, quicker, cheaper” approach, which emphasizes high-impact, low-cost improvements that contribute to long-term community goals.
Project for Public Spaces will provide hands-on technical assistance to awarded organizations in selecting, implementing and evaluating placemaking strategies for their spaces. Project for Public Spaces will help grantees to implement their own improvements and programs while transforming an underperforming public space into an active community place. For more details on technical assistance, see https://assets.website-files.com/5810e16fbe876cec6bcbd86e/61957c5cccf32167913b44ab_PPS%202022%20Community%20Placemaking%20Grants%20Application.pdf#page=3.
GrantWatch ID#: 199811
Each grantee will receive $40,000 in direct funding for physical and programmatic improvements, as well as technical assistance and capacity building from Project for Public Spaces.
- Grant period begins: January 3, 2022
- Launch activation: October 2022
USA: Kansas: Kansas City; New York: Buffalo; Tennessee: Nashville
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