At Enterprise, we believe that community development requires holistic investments. We have found that bridging the connections between the existing physical and social systems through culture and creativity allows us to better connect residents to opportunity, and support their long-term well-being and success. We invest in culture and creativity in a number of ways including grants and our loan fund. See below for further grant information.

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.

Round 1 Schedule

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Round 2 Schedule

  • March 12, 2018: Request for Proposals Issued
  • March 22, 2018 at 2 p.m.: Webinar: Grant Overview and Stories
  • April 30, 2018:  Submissions Deadline
  • Week of May 25, 2018: Grantees Notified

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Climate & Cultural Resilience Grants

Enterprise’s Climate & Cultural Resilience Grants support organizations seeking to use the tools of creative placemaking in the context of a climate resilience project.  Projects should identify a climate resilience challenge and propose a plan for building cultural resilience in the process of addressing that challenge. Five grants of $100,000 each will be made to organizations to support the proposed activities.


Contact National Initiatives

The National Initiatives team supports organizations across the country by providing technical assistance in our focus areas of building sustainable organizations, equitable transit-oriented development, design leadership, health and housing, and rural and Native American housing. Technical assistance engagements can vary in timeline, cost, and deliverables.

If you are interested in seeking technical assistance from the National Initiatives team, please submit a request for support. A member of the National Initiatives team will determine if our expertise and capacity aligns with your request and a member of the team will respond promptly.

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