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.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The College Advising Corps places new college graduates in underserved high schools and community colleges where they serve as college-access advisers. Through this two-year grant, the corps is expanding its near-peer mentoring model in California, Michigan and Georgia to assist low-income and first-generation students in navigating the college admissions and financial aid processes.
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.
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.
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.
Connecticut’s public higher education system comprises four state universities, 12 community colleges and a charter. A two-year grant funds the launch of a Student Success Center that serves as a statewide hub for scaling up innovative student success models and strategies.
The community-development organization delivers comprehensive programs and services to youth and adults in Southwest Detroit, and leads the Consortium of Hispanic Agencies, a collaborative of six service providers working in Detroit’s Latino community. The corporation is the fiscal sponsor for this grant to the Southwest Detroit Community Justice Center, which seeks to increase public trust in the justice center, assist in the reduction of crime, improve the quality of life and meet the needs of the community.
The land bank promotes neighborhood stabilization and economic growth through the acquisition, management and disposition of tax-delinquent properties that have reverted to city ownership. This funding renews general operating support for the authority and underwrites its neighborhood-revitalization efforts.
The Detroit Symphony Orchestra, a cultural icon and one of America’s top-ranked performance organizations, attracts more than 400,000 people a year to its concerts and community education and outreach programs. A three-year grant supports the orchestra while it restructures its operations for long-term sustainability and expands its audience and patron base.
Enterprise sponsors the Rose Architectural Fellowship, which guides emerging architects into community-based architectural design. This three-year grant is being used to place a Rose Fellow with the University of Detroit Mercy’s Detroit Collaborative Design Center.
The Food Trust works with key stakeholders to develop programs that ensure residents of low-income Philadelphia neighborhoods have access to affordable, nutritious food and information to make healthy decisions. This grant supports an assessment and planning process for expansion of the Trust’s Healthy Corner Store initiative into a model national program and the launch of pilots in three additional cities.
The foundation serves California’s 112 community colleges, providing resource development and advancement, program and grant management, system-wide purchasing, financial services, information technology and career-training support. A two-year grant funds the launch of a Student Success Center that serves as a statewide hub for scaling up innovative student success models and strategies.
With a national network of 43 colleges in 23 states, the dropout-recovery program uses a college-based model to help homeless and other hard-to-serve students complete high school and earn college credits. This three-year grant funds four initiatives designed to expand its programs, improve student results and strengthen organizational leadership in creating postsecondary education pathways for formerly disconnected youth.