From 2011-2017, ArtPlace ran the National Creative Placemaking Fund (NCPF). As detailed in the ArtPlace book and reflections, the grant program went through various changes during that time, and it remained a key funding mechanism to strengthen the field through remarkable demonstration projects. All in all, we invested $87 million in 279 creative placemaking projects across 208 wide-ranging communities. The strength of the field and ArtPlace itself could be attributed to the many leaders who worked with communities, and were funded through this program.