Placemaking is a collaborative process of people coming together to create great public spaces.


The Detroit 67 Placemaking Grant is an opportunity to connect communities throughout the city with the Detroit 67 Project. Community Development Advocates of Detroit (CDAD) is leading the neighborhood placemaking grant process that will provide support and funding for the creation of projects in each of the city’s seven council districts. In keeping with the Detroit 67 Project, the theme for placemaking projects will be Looking Back to Move Forward – engaging residents, highlighting possibility and reimagining the city.

Projects will be selected through an application process led by a community review committee. Seven grants of $7,000 each will be awarded to selected projects that envision creative public spaces and offer opportunities for people to come together. Applications close on December 1, 2016. One grant will be given in each City Council district.

The Detroit 67 Project Placemaking Grant is made possible by the generous support of PNC Foundation.

Grant Timeline:

  • December 1, 2016: Applications due
  • December 2 – December 16: Grant review process
  • January 2017: Successful applicants notified; site visits with CDAD staff
  • February – July 2017: projects implemented/funds spent

What we’re looking for:

  • One grant in each of the seven city council districts
  • Up to $7000.00 per project
  • Have to have site control/permission to use the space
  • Strong community engagement
  • Must be able to tell us how your project relates to the theme of “looking back to look forward”
  • Applicant must be a 501(c)3 or have one as their fiduciary
  • Be clear with how the money will be used (especially if your project budget is over $7000)

For more information, contact Madhavi Reddy, CDAD Strategic Framework Manager, at or 313.832.4566.

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