In early 2017, the National Main Street Center (NMSC) and Project for Public Spaces (PPS) launched Cultivating Place in Main Street Communities, a series of two-day trainings aimed at helping Main Street communities revitalize their downtowns using placemaking—a citizen-led process that helps activate downtowns and community gathering places. NMSC and PPS piloted this training program for Main Street communities in five states: Wyoming, Louisiana, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Delaware, and Michigan. 

NMSC is now partnering with the national, nonprofit crowdfunding platform ioby to offer matching funds, training, and one-on-one fundraising coaching to Main Street communities in those five pilot states who are ready to implement placemaking projects. Crowdfunding on ioby allows project leaders to raise funds, cultivate a local donor base, find volunteers, and build visibility for their project, all with one-on-one support and training from ioby staff.

Each project below has been awarded $3,400 in matching funds for their local placemaking initiative. Make a donation to any of these projects and your donation will be instantly doubled! For example, if you make a $50 donation, the project will receive $100.* 

Give today to have your donation doubled: