The foundation, a supporting organization of the Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan, receives and administers contributions from foundations participating in the "Grand Bargain" forged during Detroit's municipal bankruptcy case. This 20-year grant constitutes Kresge’s contribution to protect city pensions and the Detroit Institute of Arts collection.
The comprehensive, urban research university offers more than 400 academic and community programs. The university’s Forum on Contemporary Issues in Society is using this grant to implement CitizenDetroit, an initiative to educate and mobilize residents on city government policies, governance and decision-making processes.
The trust works with financial institutions and local housing providers to reclaim and stabilize neighborhoods hit hard by foreclosure and abandonment. Through this two-year grant, it is assisting Detroit government agencies and local nonprofits with the acquisition and renovation or demolition of foreclosed and abandoned properties as part of a citywide effort to eliminate blight and revitalize residential areas.
The national network of nonprofit housing developers and lenders aids in building affordable housing for low- and moderate-income residents and contributes to more vibrant communities. Funding is being used to consider and create a business plan for a possible nonprofit neighborhood development partnership to support revitalization work in Detroit’s residential areas.
The partnership is a leader in the turnaround of Detroit, delivering initiatives to strengthen downtown Detroit as the vibrant, diverse and economically healthy urban core of Southeast Michigan. It is using this two-year grant to increase supportive services for small businesses impacted during the construction of the M-1 Rail along Woodward Avenue.
The Detroit Regional Chamber connects Michigan’s business community and helps its 20,000 members and affiliates grow businesses through networking, advocacy and sharing of best practices. This grant enabled more than 25 Detroit-area business, civic and government leaders to attend a peer-learning exchange with their counterparts in New Orleans and to apply lessons learned to the revitalization of Detroit and Southeast Michigan.
This community development financial institution assists in revitalizing economically distressed areas of Detroit by providing loans and technical assistance to small-business owners, developers, building owners and contractors. Assistance from a three-year grant supports the fund’s existing programs and expanded business services for small and minority-owned businesses and first-time homebuyers.
CultureSource provides research, advocacy, marketing and professional-development services to nonprofit arts and culture organizations in metropolitan Detroit. Funding from this two-year grant continues support for the organization’s general operations.
Serving the seven-county metropolitan Detroit region, the foundation assists donors, volunteers and community members in identifying important issues, sharing ideas and building financial resources to achieve long-term change. A two-year grant supports the planning and design of the Inner Circle Greenway, a 26-mile, non-motorized, pedestrian and bike pathway linking many community assets to the Detroit riverfront and neighborhoods throughout Detroit, Hamtramck, Highland Park and Dearborn..
CDAD is the umbrella organization for nonprofit community development organizations that promote community-based sustainable development grounded in grass-roots participation and empowerment. It is using this grant to develop seven placemaking projects in Detroit neighborhoods through collaboration with Detroit Future City and the Project for Public Spaces.