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Building Vibrant Communities Across Indiana

CreatINg Places is a collaborative effort between the Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority (IHCDA) and Patronicity. As a place-based crowdgranting program, CreatINg Places empowers the public - residents, businesses and community organizations - to play a role in achieving community improvements and building community pride.

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Local units of government and non-profit organizations with 501(c)3 or 501(c)4 status can submit projects by starting a Patronicity crowdfunding campaign page.

Projects that meet crowdfunding goals can receive a matching grant for between $5,000 and $50,000.

To start an application for the CreatINg Places program, simply begin crafting a crowdfunding campaign page that describes your project and is directed towards your community and potential donor audience. The Patronicity Team will contact you within 24 hours of starting your page.

Eligible CreatINg Places projects may include but are not limited to:

  • Streetscape beautification & walkability
  • Public plaza development/activation
  • Access to public amenities (riverwalks, canoe livery, pier enhancements)
  • Farmer’s markets, community kitchens, pop-up retail/incubator space (community or non-profit)
  • Alley activation
  • Park enhancements

Please see the overview document below for more examples of eligible projects.

Note: Applications will be accepted until all funds have been disbursed.

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