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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.

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.

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.”

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.

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.

Covington, Ky.
$1.45 million
Grant awarded in 2014

The center equips residents with tools and resources to improve the quality of their lives and neighborhoods by supporting community development projects that incorporate arts and culture. This three-year grant is being used to renovate a former lumber mill for use as community space and makers’ studios, a neighborhood beautification program for existing residents, community-led arts projects and to advance other creative placemaking projects that improve the city’s Westside neighborhood. 

Washington
$10,216
Grant awarded in 2014

The national nonpartisan research and policy institute provides rigorous analysis on federal and state budgets and programs to strengthen the safety net and protect pathways to economic security. Funding covers the additional costs of our second Kresge Human Services Grantee Policy Convening, held in December 2013, which coincided with the center’s annual State Fiscal Policy Conference.

San Francisco
$750,000
Grant awarded in 2014

The organization works through neighborhood advocacy and engagement, affordable-housing development and property management to revitalize San Francisco’s Chinatown community and enhance the quality of life for residents. A three-year grant underwrites the establishment of a resident-led Creative Placemaking Council that infuses arts and culture into revitalization strategies and ensures that public infrastructure projects reflect Chinatown’s cultural, artistic and social heritage.

Cleveland
$110,310
Grant awarded in 2014

The nonprofit academic medical center integrates clinical and hospital care with research and education. Funding supports development of the East Cleveland Teen Collaborative, a demonstration project to improve the health behaviors and outcomes of at-risk youth, aspart of the Safety-Net Enhancement Initiative, a cohort of eight communities around the country addressing health disparities through multi-sector collaboration.

Chapel Hill, N.C.
$750,000
Grant awarded in 2014

The organization places new college graduates in underserved high schools where they serve as college-access advisers. The corps is using this two-year grant to expand its programming in Michigan, California and Arizona, launch its first chapter at a historically black college and deepen its footprint in Southern and Western U.S. markets. 

Detroit
$1.84 million
Grant awarded in 2014

The institution of arts and design offers bachelor’s and master’s degrees to students while preparing them for careers. This three-year grant provides ongoing support to the college to administer the Eminent Artist and Artist Fellowship programs and funds two Eminent Artist awards and 36 artist fellowships during the seventh and eighth years of the Kresge Arts in Detroit initiative.

Austin, Texas
$600,000
Grant awarded in 2014

The college coaching program offers personalized, near-peer mentoring and a strong support network to guide motivated students to and through college. This three-year grant enables College Forward to expand its pilot effort to offer fee-for-service advising services to Houston community colleges and universities to help more low-income students persist in college.

St. Paul, Minn.
$500,000
Grant awarded in 2014

College Possible provides an intensive curriculum of coaching and support to make college admission and success achievable for low-income students. This two-year grant funds an ongoing national expansion that extends college access and success services to 15,000 students in five additional cities.

San Francisco
$750,000
Grant awarded in 2014

CollegeSpring partners with schools and community organizations to help students from low-income backgrounds raise their SAT scores, navigate college admissions and financial aid, and pursue college degrees successfully. Through a three-year grant, the organization is expanding its programs in California and other states, and developing a national infrastructure that fosters long-term financial sustainability.

Denver
$400,000
Grant awarded in 2014

The coalition operates 53 programs that provide 15,000 homeless or at-risk adults and children annually with emergency housing and integrated human services. This grant is being used to create an integrated system for comprehensive health care to achieve better patient outcomes, and to prepare staff members to operate under the new Affordable Care Act policies.

Baltimore
$650,000
Grant awarded in 2014

The nationally known leader community college innovation serves the greater Baltimore metropolitan area. This grant supports extension of the college’s Accelerated Learning Program to six community colleges in Michigan and to build organizational capacity to replicate the program in other states.

San Francisco
$220,000
Grant awarded in 2014

Community Initiatives serves as the fiscal sponsor for California Competes. This two-year grant supports California Competes’ strategic agenda to improve equity, productivity and quality in the state’s three higher education systems, and to increase college access and success for disadvantaged populations.