Reconnecting to Our Waterways is a collective impact initiative designed to reclaim the benefits of Indianapolis’ waterways, providing connections to these assets through art, science and nature. Our firm was the Project Manager for the Pogue’s Run waterway committee managing grants awarded through the Kresge Foundation, Lilly Endowment and Central Indiana Community Foundation. Our firm wrote and managed multiple grant applications totaling over $170K for the waterway committee. Projects funded included temporary sculptural, programmatic and educational art at “Rest Stop” locations, implementation of a neighborhood passive park on a vacant lot, and a greenspace maintenance training program. The maintenance training program has involved more than 200 neighborhood, youth and reentry program participants. These projects encourage engagement of the waterway, implement creative placemaking elements, leverage existing investment, support strategic connections, ensure well being and catalyze further economic development investment.