Great Places 2020 Awarded $50,000 Partner for Places Grant

Great Places 2020 Awarded $50,000 Partner for Places Grant

The City’s Office of Sustainability and Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) announced today that Indy has been awarded a $50,000 grant through the Partners for Places project. The funding will support early action projects in the creation of three vibrant urban village centers in the city as part of the Great Places 2020 initiative.

Partners for Places – a project of the Funders’ Network for Smart Growth and Livable Communities 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.

Indianapolis is one of nine Round Seven Partners for Places Grantees. The $50,000 grant is focused on supporting early-action projects in the Great Places 2020 initiative by enhancing Livability, Opportunity, Vitality and Education. Thank you to the City of Indianapolis Office of Sustainability, as well as JPMorgan Chase Foundation for their matching investment that made this possible.

In all, six investor funders make up Partners for Places: Bloomberg Philanthropies, The JPB Foundation, The Kendeda Fund, The New York Community Trust, Summit Foundation, and Surdna Foundation. Click to learn more about the Partner for Places Grantees.