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ART, EQUITY, AND PLACE
Fundraising for your project is highly competitive, driven by relationships and a documented track record of achievement. More often than not, organizations will have to pay for their first project out of existing funds to get it going. This edition features stories of community developers, residents, and artists using creativity to help address complex neighborhood issues.



ARTISTS LEAD IOBY
To support artists’ leadership development and knowledge building, ArtPlace partnered with ioby to offer Artists Lead! – a flexible funding opportunity for creative placemaking projects led by artists. This partnership allows artists to learn by doing by putting smaller infusions of cash directly into their hands, providing one-on-one fundraising coaching, and project development support.



HOPE AND HEALING MUTUAL AID FUND
Reuniting of African Descendants (R.O.A.D) is partnering with Black Trans Femmes in the Arts  (BTFA) to support Black queer, trans and non-binary creatives and entrepreneurs that have been disproportionately impacted by the COVD-19 health crisis. Often Black Trans + Queer folks are not foreign to hurt, pain, grief, violence, trauma, and marginalization. Hope and Healing Mutual Aid Fund is gathering and awarding funds and investing in Black Trans & Non-Binary start-up businesses that are artistic, creative, etc. 



INDIANA GOV CREATIVE PLACEMAKING TOOLKIT ON FINDING FUNDING
An online resource guide for funding parnerships (both national and local) curated by the state of Indiana.



INSIDE PHILANTHROPY'S FUNDING GUIDES
A search tool to explore  thousands of profiles of institutional and individual funders and browse various guides which organize funders by industry, issue, and geographic place. The guides are written by in-house staff and updated constantly to reflect changes in funders and trends. They also work to get inside foundations—and into the heads of top individual donors—to explain who is funding what and why, what’s new, and how to make the right pitch. 



INVESTING IN NATIVE COMMUNITIES
This web portal contains funding data, research, historical context, and resources to help users: 1) Understand why funding for Native communities is important; 2) Visualize the landscape of philanthropic funding over the years; and 3) Learn from the knowledge and experiences of other organizations. Their goal is to centralize and provide access to crucial information needed by foundations who are interested in supporting Native communities and causes. The information on the site can help funders who are delving into this work for the first time as well as more experienced funders who want to increase their capacity and knowledge. Investing in Native Communities is a partnership of Native Americans in Philanthropy and Candid, with support from the Bush Foundation, Henry Luce Foundation, Marguerite Casey Foundation, Northwest Area Foundation, and Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.