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For Current Grantees

About Your Grant

Congratulations! We are delighted that your organization is a valued grantee partner.

As a funder, we see ourselves as your strategic partner, and commit to investing the time, energy and resources to listen and learn and deepen our understanding of the communities in which we work. Throughout our work together, know that we will strive to build and sustain a relationship of trust and mutual respect.

We look forward to exploring additional ways to support your work. Beyond funding, this may include invitations to foundation-hosted convenings, introductions to other funders, access to learning opportunities, and efforts to elevate your work through our communication channels. Please feel free to let us know if there are ways we can help you.

Communicating About Your Grant

To help you share this exciting news with your professional networks and local media, we offer a variety of communications resources that may be useful as you promote your grant.

If you are planning any communications activities that prominently mention Kresge, please let your program officer know and contact our External Affairs and Communications team at [email protected] to let us know. We may be able to help!

We are particularly interested in photos, stories and videos that show how your organization is making a difference in your community. If you have any to share, please send them to your program officer and copy [email protected].

To follow the latest news and funding opportunities, sign up for the “Kresge Weekly News” newsletter that we publish every Thursday. You can also subscribe to program-specific newsletters, which we produce every other month. We’re also active on social media, including Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and YouTube channels. Please don’t hesitate to let us know when we may be able to help you spread your news via our social media channels.

Have another idea? We’re always happy to hear from you! Contact us at [email protected].

Sharing Your Photos and Videos with Kresge

We invite you to share your high-quality photos or videos with us. Please provide caption information with the photo, including the organization name, date of photo, location and photo credit. If appropriate, we will proudly use partner photos on our website, through social media channels and in publications. We’d also love to see videos that showcase your work. Please send images and videos to [email protected]

More Grantee Resources

Mission, Money & Markets: Nonprofit Guide to accessing capital through the 2020 CARES Act

April 1, 2020

In light of COVID-19, many nonprofits are desperately seeking additional funding to respond to and adapt to the new environment.


Live Updates: COVID-19 resources from our partners and community

March 18, 2020

On Monday, March 16, Kresge President and CEO Rip Rapson sent a letter to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development opposing the Trump administration’s proposed changes to the 2015 Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing (AFFH) rule.


Kresge Weekly Newsletter: 2020

July 30, 2020

Issues of the weekly newsletter News From The Kresge Foundation, containing information about funding initiatives, events, research and our work to expand opportunity in America’s cities.


2019 Grantee Perception Report Resolutions

March 9, 2020

In 2019, the Center for Effective Philanthropy (CEP) conducted a Grantee Perception Report (GPR) among Kresge’s grantees that were active in 2018.

FAQs

Funding Opportunities

How do I find available funding opportunities?

Some of our funding opportunities are open to any grant seeker and others are by invitation only.

Open funding opportunities are listed on our Current Funding Opportunities page. If there are no funding opportunities listed on the page, it means none is currently available. Signing up for our weekly newsletter or following @kresgefdn on Twitter are the best ways to find out about new open funding opportunities.

Program officers may invite applications from organizations that advance programmatic priorities. If your organization is invited to apply, you may receive special instructions about using our application system.

Fluxx Portal

How do I log into the Fluxx Portal for updates and reporting?

Access The Kresge Foundation’s online portal at http://kresge.fluxx.io. Please use Google Chrome as your web browser. If you do not have a login, you may start the registration process by clicking on the “Create an account now” button to register. Please note that it can take five to seven days for a registration to be approved before you can begin your application.

How do I navigate the Fluxx Portal?

For useful information and helpful tips on navigating the Fluxx Portal, see our “Fluxx Portal Instructions.” This guide is also available once you enter the portal for easy reference.

Who can I contact if I have Fluxx questions?

If you have a question about the application process, send us an email using our Contact Us page. Please select Program Operations and Information Management in the inquiry field. We do our best to respond to inquiries within three business days.

Reporting

What are the reporting requirements for my grant?

Program officers determine the reporting requirements for grants, often in consultation with the organization receiving the funding. These requirements are explained in the section of the grant agreement titled “Reporting.” In most cases, grant reports include a narrative update and financial report, both generally due at annual intervals during the grant period.

What happens to my reports after I send them in?

Program officers manage a large quantity of grants and receive many reports, but we are committed to reading and responding to them in a timely manner. Program officers will, in most cases, follow up to inform grantees when a report is approved. You can also check your report status in Fluxx.

Managing Your Grant

What if circumstances change during my grant period, and I need to make changes?

We know that social change work is complex, and things can change during the grant period, e.g., key staff leave, the work takes longer than expected, budget reallocations may be needed. If you would like to discuss any potential changes to key details related to your grant, please review the Grant Agreement for guidelines, and contact your program officer at any time.

My grant is nearing its end, and I’m ready to talk about what comes next. What should I do?

We value staying in touch with you throughout the life of your grant. As your grant comes to a close, feel free to reach out to your program officer to begin a conversation about how the work went and what is new and upcoming with your organization. Send us an email or call us to set up time to talk.

Kresge staff is working remotely, and our offices are closed until further notice.  See our promise to partners during COVID-19.
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