Community-Based Collaborative Action Grants

Enterprise provides $5,000 grants for organizations to host a Collaborative Action. By design, Collaborative Actions allow conversations to emerge that shape the community and social context, and catalyze positive dynamics. These actions may be permanent or temporary, tangible or intangible, and may include creative placemaking, mapping, art installations or community events. They are typically small-scale, low-cost, and short in duration, but often fit into a larger community effort.

Two rounds of grants will be made available. Applicants should be prepared to complete the Collaborative Action within 6 months of grant notification for the round of grants to which they have applied.

Round One

Applications Open: March 20th, 2017
Informational Webinar: March 30th, 2017 from 3-4 PM EST
Round One Submission Deadline: April 21st, 2017 at 5:00 PM EST
Grantees notified during the week of May 8th, 2017

Round Two

Applications Open: May 10th, 2017
Informational Webinar: May 18th, 2017 from 3-4 PM EST
Round Two Submission Deadline: June 9th, 2017 at 5:00 PM EST
Grantees notified during the week of June 26th, 2017

Request for proposals (RFP)
Register for the May 18th webinar
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Budget template
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Projects are selected based on how well they

  • Build community agency
  • Engage local voices
  • Advance long-term community goals
made-with-love-thumb.jpg To learn more about collaborative actions,
see our publication "Made With Love"
See our 2016 Grantees

Pre-development Design Grants

Through our Section 4 grant program, Enterprise welcomes applications to fund design exploration during the early stages of affordable housing development. Carrying the project from inception to the beginning of schematic design, “predevelopment design” proposals are modeled on our pilot grant program, which provides a template for proposals. See the 2012 grant recipients' design concepts and view the report to learn what they found most valuable about the pre-development design grant.

Pilot Program Grant Recipients


Applications for pre-development design are accepted via our Section 4 grant program.