ArtPlace 2015 Applications Available

A collaboration of leading national and regional foundations, including Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the William Penn Foundation, the Rockefeller Foundation, opens the 2015 ArtPlace America competition.

Deadline: Nov. 3. Funding: $10 million for multiple awards, up to $500,000 each.

These funds go for 501(c)(3) nonprofits creative placemaking projects designed to: bring new life to rural communities; help communities imagine new futures; activate public spaces; create new community-based anchor institutions; provide artists with housing and workspace; stretch established cultural institutions; and strengthen local economies.

Youth projects have benefited. For example, the Office of Planning in Washington, DC won $300,000 to hold a Innovative Urban Play Space Competition to create five temporary and permanent play spaces for children in the district. Start with the full list of past grantees.

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About Frank Klimko

Frank Klimko is a nationally known journalist, grants expert and speech writer/speaker. He has years of experience helping nonprofits devise lists of the right funding opportunities and secure funding from these foundations and corporate entities. Clients have focused on an array of areas including child care, homeless, hunger and K-12 education. Additionally, he is a Freedom of Information Act expert, who has helped numerous clients with securing proprietary information from the federal government. Currently, Frank Klimko writes the Children & Youth Funding Report and Private Grants Alert, which are Washington DC-based publications. CYF is a daily publication covering Congress, the Education Dept. and the various federal regulatory agencies. PGA, another daily publication, covers the world of private philanthropy.
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