2022 Small Project Design KC grant

The purpose of this grant is to provide financial support for non-profits working with architects on community-based projects. Deadline to apply is April 15, 2022.


2022 Small Project Design Grant Program

Starts: Feb 17, 2022 07:00 PM (ET)

Ends: Apr 15, 2022 05:00 PM (ET)


SPD Grant Call for Submissions

The SPD advisory group is pleased to announce the 2022 Small Project Design Knowledge Community Grant. The purpose of this grant is to provide financial support for non-profits working with architects on community-based projects. Along with supporting the work of non-profit organizations, we want to demonstrate the value of hiring an architecture firm (and AIA member) for community projects, by helping cover some of the costs associated with hiring the design team.

Small Project Definition

A small project is under 5,000 square feet in size, or the budget is under $2,500,000.

Outline

We understand that community-based projects often struggle to find funding, especially the funds needed to hire professional design teams to help solve design challenges. Too often non-profits feel they can’t afford to pay for design services even though architects would provide immense value and can make the project more successful. To help demonstrate the value architects can bring to a project, this grant aims to help cover some of the design fees associated with hiring a professional design team.

  • The grant funds are to be used to hire an architecture firm to assist with the design and/or feasibility studies for a community-based project.

  • The architecture team must include at least one AIA or Associate AIA member.

  • The grant application must identify the 501(c)3 Non-Profit Organization and the selected architecture firm.

  • Either the architecture firm or the 501(c)3 may be the primary applicant (although funds will be distributed to the non-profit).

  • Funds may only be used to cover the costs of hiring an architectural firm including their fees and reimbursable expenses.

  • Preference will be given to small projects with the potential for a big impact.

Grant Amount

This grant is aimed at helping cover some of the costs involved in hiring a professional design team. The number of grants and funding awarded each year may vary based on funds available, quality of applications, and how we may allocate funds to make the biggest impact.

  • We will be awarding up to three (3) grants for up to $5,000 each.