Grant Highlights

Grants made beginning in 2009 are available on our site. Grants made during the current year are added after midyear.

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Santa Fe, N.M.
$900,000
Grant awarded in 2014

The nonpartisan, independent organization seeks to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by improving the design, construction, renovation and operation of buildings and neighborhoods. This three-year grant extends support for the Cleveland 2030 District and advances other elements of the Green Cities Program, which helps urban areas reduce their carbon emissions and prepare for the effects of climate change.

Washington
$23,913
Grant awarded in 2014

The national health research and policy organization brings stakeholders together to address the current and future needs of an evolving health system, inform health policy and translate evidence into action. This grant provides additional funding to conduct the 2014 Population Health Scholars program and offer training to 15 scholars.

Oakland, Calif.
$150,000
Grant awarded in 2014

The department designs and delivers community-health services and programs and serves as the lead agency for the Food to Families initiative, which is aimed at reducing the risk of obesity, improving access to healthy foods and fostering community activities that support the health of African American and Latino pregnant women. Funding supports development and advancement of Food to Families, as part of the Safety-Net Enhancement Initiative, a cohort of eight communities around the country addressing health disparities through multi-sector collaboration.

Romeo, Mich.
$10,000
Grant awarded in 2014

This two-year grant is part of the Detroit Program’s Kresge Arts Support initiative, which provides unrestricted operating support to small, midsize and large organizations in the performing, visual and literary arts in metro Detroit’s Wayne, Oakland and Macomb counties. 

Milwaukee
$500,000
Grant awarded in 2014

The organization, now known as the Alliance for Strong Families and Communities, offers leadership and management-development services to its membership network of 500 nonprofit agencies serving 4.6 million clients in 2,200 locations across the United States and Canada. This two-year grant underwrites the development of the Center for Engagement and Neighborhood Building, an initiative to help alliance members adopt new methods and systems that support individuals, families and communities as they create their own solutions to improve quality of life and economic security.

Tempe, Ariz.
$1 million
Grant awarded in 2014

The foundation is serving as the fiscal sponsor and coordinator of the University Innovation Alliance, a coalition of 11 public universities. This three-year grant underwrites the establishment and work of the alliance, which seeks to reshape the future of higher education by improving low-income and minority students’ educational attainment and economic prospects.

Little Rock, Ark.
$650,000
Grant awarded in 2014

The association for the state’s 22 public community colleges seeks to enhance student success. This two-year grant enables five Arkansas community colleges to redesign their programs and support services at scale to provide students with well-defined institutional pathways to begin and complete programs of study.

Providence, R.I.
$500,000
Grant awarded in 2014

Serving as a hub for creative activity and an anchor for downtown revitalization, the community-based arts organization provides support and opportunities for artists, operates art-production facilities and gallery space and engages at-risk students and incarcerated youth through art classes, workshops and mentoring. This three-year grant supports AS220’s general operations and the launch of the Practice//Practice consultancy to share three decades of creative placemaking experiences and resources with other practitioners. 

Washington
$60,000
Grant awarded in 2014

The scholarship fund provides financial, academic and personal support to Asian American and Pacific Islander students while promoting policies and research designed to enhance their access to and success in college. This grant supports dissemination of a March 2014 report, “Measuring the Impact of MSI-Funded Programs on Student Success.”

Washington
$500,000
Grant awarded in 2014

The international organization fosters values-based leadership and offers a neutral, balanced venue for discussing and acting on critical issues. A two-year grant supports the $1 million Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence, awarded biannually to a community college that delivers exceptional and equitable outcomes for students and graduates, as part of a national effort to accelerate transformation in community colleges to improve degree attainment.

Indianapolis
$100,000
Grant awarded in 2014

The interdisciplinary organization supports philanthropy, civil society and voluntary action through the creation, application and dissemination of knowledge on nonprofit organizations. The two-year grant bolsters leadership development and the association’s efforts to build its organizational capacity and strengthen its learning community. 

Madison, Wis.
$102,900
Grant awarded in 2014

The association promotes education, policies and activities that mitigate current and future losses, costs and human suffering caused by flooding, and protects the natural and beneficial functions of floodplains without causing adverse impacts. This funding enables an association staff member to participate on a task force convened by the White House Council on Environmental Quality to develop recommendations on national climate resilience and preparedness.

Boston
$334,000
Grant awarded in 2014

The organization creates national issue-based campaigns, such as Opportunity Nation, driven by broad cross-partisan coalitions intended to inspire culture change and accelerate public-policy development to bring about positive changes in society. Through this two-year grant, the Opportunity Nation coalition of 300 nonprofits, businesses, educational institutions, faith-based organizations and community groups is working to expand economic mobility and close the opportunity gap in America.

Ridgeland, S.C.
$150,000
Grant awarded in 2014

The center has provided health services to medically underinsured communities for nearly 40 years, and is partnering on a model project to develop a community-based leadership organization which aims to ensure that comprehensive health and fitness services are available to vulnerable residents of Sheldon Township. Funding supports the development and advancement of the leadership organization, as part of the Safety-Net Enhancement Initiative, a cohort of eight communities around the country addressing health disparities through multi-sector collaboration.

Chevy Chase, Md.
$725,000
Grant awarded in 2014

The consulting firm manages, on behalf of a funders’ collaborative, the Working Poor Families Project, a national initiative focused on state workforce development policies involving education and skills training for adults, economic development and income and work supports. This two-year grant, awarded by the Education and Human Services programs and Cross-disciplinary Fund, underwrites the project’s efforts to strengthen state policies and programs that increase the economic security of low-income working families.

Boston
$35,000
Grant awarded in 2014

The national organization provides advisory and lending services to nonprofit community health centers seeking to finance capital projects that expand community-based health care. This grant covers the cost of contract consulting work to explore new sources of capital.

Stanford, Calif.
$350,000
Grant awarded in 2014

The independent policy and research center seeks to transform U.S. education through innovations in teaching practice, student learning and knowledge building. This grant supports Carnegie’s engagement with the Boston Consulting Group to develop a plan for the national expansion of Statway and Quantway, two innovative national developmental-education pathways designed to help community college students more quickly and successfully transition to credit-bearing college mathematics courses.

Sausalito, Calif.
$400,000
Grant awarded in 2014

To ensure a more sustainable future for the American West, Carpe Diem West engages water leaders to develop innovative solutions for dealing with water scarcity in a changing climate. This two-year grant supports two programs, the Healthy Headwaters project and the Watershed Investment Network, which foster adaptive water-resources management and investment strategies and improve water security for people and the environment.

New York
$375,000
Grant awarded in 2014

CEC Stuyvesant Cove (doing business as Solar One) offers a broad array of programs promoting urban sustainability, education and workforce training. A two-year grant underwrites Solar One’s Community Solar Initiative to increase the adoption of solar power in low-income neighborhoods in New York City.

Jurupa Valley, Calif.
$125,000
Grant awarded in 2014

The center focuses on community organizing and advocacy in California’s Inland Empire, a region east of Los Angeles that is affected by pollution from heavy freight traffic, transshipping facilities and warehousing areas. It is using grant money to communicate recent research findings and to implement policy recommendations aimed at reducing the health impacts of goods-movement systems on San Bernardino residents.