The Kresge Foundation Place-based Initiatives Grants

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The Kresge Foundation Place-based Initiatives Grants


We support established Creative Placemaking practitioners that work in disinvested communities and seek to improve the bedrock conditions of low income people.

We believe that sharing lessons about how and when Creative Placemaking contributes to comprehensive community development is crucial to the arts and community development fields.
Application Process
To apply or review an existing application, visit The Kresge Foundation Fluxx portal.

First-time visitors will be required to create an account. In addition, Fluxx is configured to work optimally in Google Chrome browser, which should be installed before you access the portal.

Instructions for creating an account and for installing the Google Chrome browser are available in “Fluxx Portal Instructions and Helpful Tips” found in the Library section of this website. That document also is available once you enter the portal for easy reference.

Below are eligibility requirements for Arts & Culture Program grant opportunities. In certain situations, criteria are added for specific grant opportunities.

Who is eligible?

  • U.S. 501(c)(3) organizations with audited financial statements that are not classified as private foundations. Audits must be independently prepared following Generally Accepted Accounting Principles or
  • Government Auditing Standards. Financial statements prepared on a cash, modified cash, compilation or review basis do not qualify.
  • Government entities in the United States.

Who is ineligible?

  • Individuals.
  • Organizations that discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, citizenship status, age, disability, sexual orientation or veteran status.
  • Organizations that require membership in certain religions or advance a particular religious faith. (Faith-based organizations may be eligible if they welcome and serve all members of the community regardless of religious belief.)
  • Programs operated to benefit for-profit organizations.

We welcome proposals from organizations that:

  • Embed arts and culture in larger community revitalization initiatives.
  • Engage in cross-disciplinary, cross-sector activities.
  • Exhibit strong leadership.
  • Include artists and arts organizations.
  • Extend benefits to all stakeholders, especially low-income community members.
  • Demonstrate commitment to sustained engagement and empowerment of low-income residents.
  • Work to ensure current residents can remain in their community even where revitalization changes neighborhood economics.
  • In addition, we look for projects and organizations in communities that:

Lack traditional investors, but have secured some public or philanthropic investments to support other elements of community revitalization.
Demonstrate success in pursuing creative placemaking strategies.
Show support for the creative placemaking effort from multiple sectors.
We accept and review these proposals on an ongoing basis. There is no deadline.


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