We’re currently accepting applications for the Spring 2017 cycle for Partners for Places, a competitive grant program that provides matching investments from national foundations to build partnerships between local government sustainability leaders and place-based foundations in the United States and Canada. Grants support sustainability projects that demonstrate broad-based community support and engagement.

In partnership with the Urban Sustainability Directors Network, the Funders’ Network for Smart Growth and Livable Communities announced applications were open for Round Ten of Partners For Places on Dec. 5, 2016. The application deadline for Round Ten is January 30, 2017

What is sustainability? A sustainable community promotes a healthy environment, a strong economy and well-being for all residents, now and for future generations.

Through these projects focused on sustainibility, Partners for Places fosters long-term relationships that make our urban areas more prosperous, livable, and vibrant. The grant program provides partnership investments between $25,000 and $75,000 for one-year projects, or $50,000 and $150,000 for two-year projects, with a 1:1 match required by one or more local foundations.

Please visit the Partners for Places webpage for more information, including;

TFN will host a Partners for Places informational webinar to answer any questions about the grant program on December 7, at 3:00 p.m., Eastern Time. Please register for the webinar here. A recording of the webinar will be made available through TFN’s website for those of you unable to participate.

Partners for Places general grant program is supported by Bloomberg PhilanthropiesThe JPB FoundationKendeda FundNew York Community Trust, The Summit Foundation, and Surdna Foundation. A selection committee comprised of foundation representatives and urban sustainability directors will make selection decisions on behalf of Partners for Places, and awards will be announced on May 3, 2017. If the RFP and FAQ documents don’t answer all your questions, please contact Ashley Quintana at ashley@www.fundersnetwork.org or Ann Wallace at ann@www.fundersnetwork.org for more information.