Imagine a world
where everyone has
the opportunity to
shape public spaces.
Community Placemaking Grants

In many American cities, not only are public spaces inequitably distributed and poorly maintained—but the people in the communities with the least access also rarely have the opportunity to shape public spaces themselves.

Project for Public Spaces’ Community Placemaking Grants enable US-based nonprofits and government agencies to address this inequality of access by working directly with local stakeholders to transform public spaces or co-create new ones. We do this by providing direct funding, technical assistance, and capacity building facilitated by Project for Public Spaces.

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Fall 2022 Grants
This fall, with generous support from General Motors (GM), Project for Public Spaces will support two public space transformation projects that engage and improve the experience of underserved members of the community. 

The selected applicant will have the opportunity to work with local residents and partners to facilitate a placemaking process in collaboration with Project for Public Spaces that results in physical and programmatic improvements to the space.

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Each selected recipient will receive:
  • $75,000 in funding for physical and programmatic improvements to a public space
  • Design, research, community engagement, and implementation support from the Project for Public Spaces team
  • Leadership development opportunities to meet and learn from fellow grantees and participate in Project for Public Spaces trainings and conferences
Eligibility requirements:
  • The recipient organization must be a U.S.-based 501c(3) nonprofit or local government agency.
  • The project site must be an outdoor space that is free and open to the public.
  • The project site must be a destination for people from across the city, town, or region. (However, the site does not have to be located downtown.)
  • The site must be located in an area where GM has a facility. See application instructions (pp. 9-10) for list of eligible counties.
Applications are now closed. Grant recipients will be announced in January 2023, and grant activities will conclude by November 1, 2023.

To view the application questions, timeline, and evaluation criteria, please review our application instructions in advance.

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