Local & National Grant Opportunities

Art Place America

The National Grants Program is open to projects across the country, in communities of all sizes in all 50 states and territories.  In an effort to support the broad spectrum of creative placemaking practices across the United States, ArtPlace is particularly interested in projects from states in which it has not yet granted including Delaware, Montana, New Hampshire, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Utah, and Wyoming.

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Art Corps Detroit

ArtsCorpsDetroit engages Wayne State University students and community volunteers in neighborhood arts projects to enliven neighborhoods, build relationships, develop skills, and strengthen our community.

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Bloomberg Philanthropies

Diminished support for cultural institutions – from both government and private funding sources – has made it a challenge for many cultural organizations around the country to sustain their momentum and focus on producing and presenting creative work.

Through unique programs and partnerships, Bloomberg Philanthropies is helping arts and cultural organizations learn vital strategies to better manage their operations and access new funding sources.

Their Arts program utilizes innovative partnerships and bold approaches to place arts at the center of economic growth and empower artists and cultural organizations.

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Community Development Block Grant

The CDBG program is a Federal grant program operated by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. This program provides entitlement grants to local government for community development activities. The grant amount is determined by formula and varies from year to year according to the amount appropriated nationally by the U.S. Congress. The overall goal of Detroit's CDBG program is to develop a viable urban community by providing funding for decent housing, economic opportunities, needed services and a suitable living environment, primarily for persons of low and moderate income. CDBG funds may be used for a wide variety of activities including home rehabilitation, construction and rehabilitation of community facilities, demolition of blighted buildings, acquisition, relocation and preparation of property for new development, economic development, public services, planning, and administration of the program.

Department of Housing and Urban Development / Neighborhood Opportunity Fund

For more information on applying for CDBG Funds contact the Housing & Revitalization Department at (313)  224-6380

Erb Family Foundation

Nurturing environmentally healthy and culturally vibrant communities in metro Detroit, consistent with sus-tainable business models, and supporting initiatives to restore the Great Lakes Ecosystem.

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Kellogg Foundation

The W.K. Kellogg Foundation (WKKF), founded in 1930 as an independent, private foundation by breakfast cereal pioneer Will Keith Kellogg, is among the largest philanthropic foundations in the United States. Guided by the belief that all children should have an equal opportunity to thrive, WKKF works with communities to create conditions for vulnerable children so they can realize their full potential in school, work and life.

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Knight Foundation Arts Challenge

The Knight Arts Challenge funds the best ideas for engaging and enriching communities through the arts.

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