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Building Vibrant Communities Across Michigan

Public Spaces Community Places is a collaborative effort of the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC), the Michigan Municipal League, and Patronicity where local residents can use crowdfunding to be part of the development of strategic projects in their communities and be backed with a matching grant from MEDC.

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Communities, non-profits, and municipalities can submit projects by applying for a Patronicity crowdgranting campaign. Crowdgranting is the effort of leveraging broad based crowdfunding against a sponsor’s matching grant to improve communities.

The Public Spaces, Community Places program is a public placemaking initiative created by the Michigan Economic Development Corporation. Projects that meet the program's parameters and successfully crowdfund their goal will receive a matching grant from the MEDC of up to $50,000

To start an application, simply begin crafting a crowdfunding project page that is directed towards your community and potential patron audience. The Patronicity Team will contact you within 24 hours of starting your page.

Public Spaces Community Places projects include:

  • Public Plaza & Green Space Development
  • Access to Public Amenities
  • Farmer’s Markets, Community Kitchens, Pop-Up Retail/Incubator Space
  • Alley Rehabilitation
  • Any other place based (or public space improvement) project

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

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