New Funding Source: Crowdfunding via Patronicity
September 9, 2014
We blogged about this in July, and now have more details. The Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) has partnered with Michigan Municipal League and Patronicity to create a Michigan-based crowdfunding platform called Public Spaces Community Places. Residents and businesses in communities can use it to raise money for their own public spaces.
The cool thing: projects that meet fundraising goals will be backed by a matching grant of up to $100,000 from MEDC.
What kinds of projects?
- 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
Read MEDC’s email for more information.