Funding for Creative Places


Hard Deadlines

Community Arts Projects - National Endowment for the Arts - Deadline 8/01/2024
Supports projects that integrate arts, culture, and design activities into efforts that strengthen communities over the long term. All applications must be submitted by one organization and require one partner organization. The applicant/partner pair must include a nonprofit organization and a local government or quasi-government entity.


Resource Hubs

Creative Placemaking Public Resources Guide 
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.


Rolling Deadlines

Community Possible Grant Program - The US Bank Foundation
Provides 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
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
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
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.