The arts bring people together and help revitalize neighborhoods. That’s why CDF provides funding for creative places ranging from new or renovated theaters to community centers to beautifully restored structures that bring out the artist in all of us.
We’re delighted to support projects like these:
- Incline Theater
- Center for Great Neighborhoods
- Kennedy Heights Arts Center
- Woodward Theater
- Washington Park
Learn more about our development services and loan application process here.
CDF also provides technical assistance to enable community-minded, arts-related organizations to focus on their missions. We have received grants to support several local initiatives, including:
- People’s Liberty Innovation Lab
- Spring in Our Steps
- Art on the Streets
- Cincy Summer Streets
- Spirit of Cincinnati
For more information about creative placemaking technical assistance, send us a note.
Community Enhancement Grants
We award our unique Community Enhancement Grants to selected borrowers in support of creative placemaking. Grantees have used these dollars to furnish gathering spaces, plant community gardens, commission decorative sculptures, and more. (Grants are awarded at the discretion of CDF. CDF does not accept unsolicited grant applications or proposals.)
See our Community Enhancement Grants in action: