Partners for Places Round 18 Informational Webinar

When:
February 16, 2021 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm America/New York Timezone
2021-02-16T16:00:00-05:00
2021-02-16T17:00:00-05:00

TFN, in partnership with the Urban Sustainability Directors Network (USDN), will hold an informational webinar about the latest round of Partners for Places grant opportunities.

(The deadline for Round 18 applications is March 19.)

Partners for Places is a successful matching grant program that improves communities by supporting equitable sustainability projects that build partnerships between local government leaders, community groups and place-based foundations in the U.S. and Canada.

National funders invest in local projects developed through these partnerships to promote a healthy environment, a strong economy and well-being for all residents.

Through these investments, Partners for Places fosters long-term relationships that make our communities more resilient, prosperous and equitable.

These one-to-one matching awards provide partnership investments between $25,000 and $75,000 for one-year projects, or between $75,000 and $150,000 for two-year projects, with a 1:1 match required by one or more local foundations.

A New Strategic Framework

Collaboration and partnership are at the heart of the Partners for Places program.

Since 2012, the matching grant program has helped foster dozens of new partnerships between local government sustainability leaders and place-based funders across the U.S. and Canada — relationships that often continue long after the original Partners for Places project has been completed.

In recent years, the grant program has adopted a strategy that leads with racial equity and a sharper focus on how best to advance equitable and sustainable communities.

Starting with the Round 17 Invitation to Apply released in July of 2020, the primary partners have been expanded to include local frontline community-led groups.

This collaborative partnership model is intended to more deeply embed the values and practice of racial equity into local community decision-making processes. Read about the Round 17 grantees here.

About Partners for Places

Partners for Places is led by TFN in partnership with the USDN. As in previous grant cycles, we are excited to partner with Green Infrastructure Leadership Exchange, a practitioner network that supports communities seeking to grow green stormwater infrastructure programs, to support outreach efforts.

To date, Partners for Places has awarded nearly $8.2 million across North America in this successful matching grant program, leading to over $17 million in investments.

The program is currently supported by five investor foundations: The JPB FoundationThe Kendeda FundThe Kresge FoundationThe New York Community Trust, and Pisces Foundation.

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