By Marci Ovadia, Senior Associate for Equity Programs and Communications  

Partners for Places Mini Grants Now Available

Due May 6, 2020


The Funders’ Network (TFN), in partnership with the Urban Sustainability Directors Network, is pleased to announce that Partners for Places is now offering Mini Grants to help local governments, local foundations, and frontline community-led group(s) build relationships, align around project ideas, and ideally develop a proposal that centers on racial equity in water, sustainability, and/or climate action work.

Mini grants will be in the range of $7,000 to $10,000 and are designed to strengthen the relationship between the three partners in order to aid in the development of a full and jointly developed P4P proposal. Applicants can request funding to hire expertise and/or to bring together local government water and/or sustainability department leaders, local funders, and frontline community-led group(s). Frontline community members may be compensated for their participation.

Mini Grant applications are due on April 15, 2020 (by 11:59 p.m., any time zone).

Partners for Places is a successful matching grant program that improves U.S. and Canadian communities by building partnerships between local government sustainability leaders and place-based foundations. 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 prosperous, livable and vibrant. Please visit the Partners for Places webpage for more information. Here you can view our promotional video, download the latest Request for Proposals (RFP), and access our Proposal Form and Budget Form. You may also consult our Proposal and Award Guidance document to learn more about frequently asked questions.
Funder Investors
Partners for Places general grant program is supported by The JPB Foundation, Kendeda Fund, The Kresge Foundation, New York Community Trust, the Pisces Foundation, The Summit Foundation, and Surdna Foundation.