Expanding opportunities in America’s cities

Current Funding Opportunities

We welcome new partners to work with us to achieve our goal of expanding opportunities in America’s cities.

All current, open funding opportunities are listed on this page

Our programs have established specific objectives to advance programmatic goals. These objectives are called focus areas. They are described in detail in the Programs section of this website. It is through focus areas that grant opportunities are made available to grantseekers.

Funding opportunities take three forms:

  • Open on an ongoing basis, without deadlines.
  • Open for a limited time, with specific deadlines.
  • By invitation from a Kresge program officer.­­­

We post grant and social investment opportunities here and announce them on the front page of our website as Program Updates. You also may be notified of these opportunities by subscribing to email alerts or by following @kresgefdn on Twitter.

 

Available Opportunities

Place-based Initiatives

We welcome proposals from organizations that:

  • Embed arts and culture in larger community revitalization initiatives.
  • Engage in cross-disciplinary, cross-sector activities.
  • Exhibit strong leadership.
  • Include artists and arts organizations.
  • Extend benefits to all stakeholders, especially low-income community members.
  • Demonstrate commitment to sustained engagement and empowerment of low-income residents.
  • Work to ensure current residents can remain in their community even where revitalization changes neighborhood economics.

In addition, we look for projects and organizations in communities that:

  • Lack traditional investors, but have secured some public or philanthropic investments to support other elements of community revitalization.
  • Demonstrate success in pursuing creative placemaking strategies.
  • Show support for the creative placemaking effort from multiple sectors.
We accept and review these proposals on an ongoing basis. There is no deadline.
Local Systems

We welcome proposals from organizations that:

  • Embed arts and culture in larger community revitalization initiatives.
  • Engage in cross-disciplinary, cross-sector activities.
  • Exhibit strong leadership.
  • Include artists and arts organizations.
  • Extend benefits to all stakeholders, especially low-income community members.
  • Demonstrate commitment to sustained engagement and empowerment of low-income residents.
  • Work to ensure current residents can remain in their community even where revitalization changes neighborhood economics.
  • Honor community distinctiveness.
We accept and review these proposals on an ongoing basis. There is no deadline.
Innovative Population Health Programs and Policies

We welcome proposals from organizations that:

  • Take advantage of the opportunities within health reform to employ new models of shared resources and accountability for improving population health.
  • Systematically incentivize and reward primary prevention – for example, by reinvesting downstream health care savings in effective community prevention.
  • Share and use data from multiple sectors to inform strategies, measure progress and refine interventions.
  • Have the potential to inform practice and policy more broadly.
  • Demonstrate community engagement and health equity. 
We accept and review these proposals on an ongoing basis. There is no deadline.
Healthy Housing and Neighborhoods Initiative

This is an open grant opportunity for organizations working to address:

  • Policies, systems change and communication to connect health and housing.
  • Policies that promote healthy housing and mitigate the impacts of substandard housing.
  • Innovative investments that connect community development, health and housing.
We accept and review these proposals on an ongoing basis. There is no deadline.
Advancing innovative, multi-sectoral policy solutions in human services

We welcome proposals from organizations that:

  • Advocate for policies that foster greater collaboration among sectors and high impact approaches to human services
  • Clearly articulate a community and audience engagement strategy
  • Demonstrate application of research on outcomes based policy driven approaches
  • Implement a highly targeted evaluation that can expand integrated, high impact practices in the human services sector

We accept and review these proposals on an ongoing basis. There is no deadline.