Partners for Places Grant Program


  • Type: Foundations
  • Category: Competitive
  • Source: Funders' Network for Smart Growth and Livable Communities


  • Award Min: $25,000.00
  • Award Max: $150,000.00
  • Quantity: Between 8 and 12


  • Deadline: Jan 29, 2018
  • Funding Available: Not Stated
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Projects that local government sustainability leaders and local, place-based funder(s) consider important to advancing sustainability goals in their communities. The project must either, 1) advance a key aspect of one of the plans listed below, 2) support creation of one of the plans listed below, or 3) address an area identified for performance improvement or implementation for Certified STAR Communities.
A community-focused sustainability, climate action, adaptation/resilience, or comprehensive plan provision that specifically addresses sustainability
Any multi-issue plan endorsed by the mayor or city manager that explicitly states and pursues the goal of integrating and/or balancing economic development, environmental quality, and equity.

Creating vibrant communities is a group effort. Place-based foundations offer unique knowledge of their communities and the ability to provide seed money for important projects. Local government offers the power to move projects through planning and development. Working together results in sustainability programs that save money, improve the environment, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and promote the well-being of all residents.

Additional Info:
For Round 12, the proposal must be submitted by a team of at least two partners who are: (1) the sustainability director of a city (municipality) or a county and (2) the local, place-based foundation(s).