The nonpartisan, independent organization seeks to reduce greenhouse-gas emissions by improving the design, construction, renovation and operation of buildings and neighborhoods. This two-year grant supports its general operations and pioneering work to accelerate the building sector’s adoption of climate-friendly technologies and practices.
The nonpartisan, independent organization seeks to reduce greenhouse-gas emissions by improving the design, construction, renovation and operation of buildings and neighborhoods. This two-year grant extends support for 2030 Districts in Seattle and Cleveland, and establishes a 2030 Districts Network to provide additional cities with financial, technical and communications assistance to create high-performance building districts.
The center, formerly known as the Arab Community Center for Economic and Social Services, offers integrated social, immigration, health, employment and education supports for low-income people through its 10 Detroit-area locations and spearheads the National Network for Arab American Communities. A two-year grant, awarded jointly by our Human Services and Detroit programs, supports the center's general operations and enables the network to launch a Youth Fellows Program to build the leadership skills of young Arab Americans.
The community-based organization incorporates the arts and the creative economy into its comprehensive approach to community revitalization in the historic Anacostia neighborhood, located in the nation’s capital. A two-year grant enables ARCH to continue existing programs and develop initiatives to reinvigorate the neighborhood by attracting artists, arts organizations and creative businesses to the central corridors.
Working with 400 community partners, the organization has recruited more than 3,000 volunteers and engaged them in hundreds of community-service programs benefiting youth, families and neighborhoods. This three-year grant enables ARISE Detroit! to help implement Detroit Future City, a strategic planning framework to move Detroit forward, and provides funding for its community outreach and annual Detroit Neighborhoods Day event.
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 is being used to launch the inaugural 2014 Population Health Scholars program and to sponsor a session on population health at AcademyHealth’s annual National Health Policy Conference.
The national reform initiative seeks to increase the academic success of community college students, particularly low-income and underrepresented students. This grant will deepen Achieving the Dream’s partnership with the Aspen Institute as they jointly build a national community college leadership-development program.
The agency provides safety net medical services for metro Detroit at four locations, including the Osborne community. A health center there is working with an arts organization and individual artists to create a mural and story based on input and interaction with the center and the people it serves, and to integrate both into patient-education material. The grant is part of the Health and Arts & Culture programs’ Healing Spaces initiative, a pilot designed to create spaces that promote neighborhood health and well-being.
The organization builds, owns and manages quality affordable apartments for individuals and families. This grant enables it to develop best practices for incorporating advanced green-building strategies into multifamily affordable housing and to share lessons learned with property owners and developers pursuing similar goals.
The alliance of stakeholders from utilities, manufacturers, academic institutions, environmental groups and government agencies works through education, advocacy, technical assistance and the development of codes and standards to promote efficient, sustainable water use in the United States and Canada. Funding from this two-year grant supports the organization’s general operations.
Established in 1950 by Dwight D. Eisenhower as an affiliate of Columbia University, the assembly is a nonpartisan public-affairs forum that illuminates national policy issues and formulates innovative solutions to complex problems. A two-year grant funds the launch of the Legacy Cities Network, a collaborative venture to provide civic leaders working in legacy cities with shared access to research, lessons and solutions for urban transformation.
The association is the leading advocacy and membership organization for the nation’s 1,200 community colleges and their nearly 13 million students. This three-year grant from our Education and Environment programs provides continuing support for the Sustainability Education and Economic Development Initiative, which helps community colleges build a skilled workforce for a globally competitive green economy and become leaders in climate-change resiliency in their communities.
The national organization has a strong track record of leading and supporting improvements in the efficiency of America’s energy use through its publications, advocacy work and development of appliance-efficiency standards and model building codes. Through this two-year grant, the council is launching the City Energy Efficiency Scorecard to assess, assist and track cities seeking to improve their energy-efficiency policies, practices and outcomes.
The fund provides scholarships to Native American students and supports the country’s tribal colleges and universities. Funding from a three-year grant enables two tribal higher education institutions, Diné College in Arizona and Salish Kootenai College in Montana, to participate in Achieving the Dream, a national reform initiative to increase the academic success of community college students.
The bipartisan membership organization of state and local human services leaders works collaboratively to advance innovative policies and strategies that improve the lives and well-being of low-income individuals, families and communities. Leveraging the effectiveness of networks and membership organizations, this two-year grant will identify innovative models, develop practitioners’ toolkits, foster better communications and create an action plan to help transform the human services sector.
As a national leader in climate-change adaptation, the organization seeks to build resilience in human and natural communities by prescribing climate-smart practices and policies. Through a two-year grant, the organization is launching four separate initiatives that use watershed-level management to connect diverse urban and rural stakeholders, safeguard water supplies for U.S. cities and restore and maintain ecologically sustainable river systems as the climate changes.
The statewide organization engages constituents, stakeholders and the broader community to cultivate the creative potential of Michigan’s arts and cultural sector in ways that enhance the health, well-being and quality of life for residents and communities. This two-year grant supports a professional-development program for 36 individual artists who are awarded Kresge Artist Fellowships during the fifth and sixth years of the Kresge Arts in Detroit initiative.
A national leader in developing, owning and managing affordable live/work space for artists, Artspace reclaims abandoned buildings and renovates historic structures that help artists’ housing anchor and contribute to broader community revitalization. In New Orleans’ Treme/Iberville neighborhood, the organization is using grant money to convert six hurricane-damaged buildings on the former Bell School campus into residence/studio units for artists and incubator space for local community and arts groups.
The organization influences policy, mobilizes communities and strengthens programs and organizations to improve the health of Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders. The forum participates in the National AANHPI ACA Implementation Collaborative, which is using this grant to coordinate a 16-state campaign to educate Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders about the Affordable Care Act and their eligibility for new coverage options, and to facilitate their enrollment in health insurance plans.
The international organization fosters values-based leadership and offers a neutral, balanced venue for discussing and acting on critical issues. This field-building grant funding allows the institute to expand its efforts to help next-generation human-services leaders develop and implement plans to promote racial equality and inclusion within their organizations and their communities.