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Grants Awarded

Kresge’s grant database allows you to search for grants awarded since 2009. You can search and filter by program area, focus area, year and location.

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Journi

The funds will be used to stabilize the House of Technology and update the space for better safety and needed comfort for community users. View Website

Amount

$67,000

Year

2022

Location

Detroit, MI

Program

Detroit

Focus Area

Equitable Community Development

Detroit Sound Conservancy

The funds will be used to open The Blue Bird Inn once again as a neighborhood hearth for the community in the form of a music venue, gathering space and cultural education center. All uses will be welcoming, accessible, intergenerational with an emphasis on preserving our heritage for an innovative collaborative future. View Website

Amount

$150,000

Year

2022

Location

Detroit, MI

Program

Detroit

Focus Area

Equitable Community Development

American Indian Health and Family Services

This funding will go to the design and construction of our New Facility, which is shovel-ready. Our New Facility & Campus for Health and Wellbeing project strives to create a space that bridges the gaps between communities, cultures, and care. We seek to empower the urban American Indian community and work to heal centuries of systemic oppression and racism and offer tools and resources to Native Americans and other underserved populations in Detroit and SE Michigan. View Website

Amount

$150,000.

Year

2022

Location

Detroit, Michigan

Program

Detroit

Focus Area

Equitable Community Development

Birth Detroit

This project will bring together community stakeholders to identify a final location for the Birth Detroit Birth Center and to make a down payment on the building or plots of land selected so the birth center can open in 2023. A freestanding birth center is a homelike facility in which prenatal, birth, and postpartum care is led by midwives.

Amount

$150,000

Year

2022

Location

Detroit, Michigan

Program

Detroit

Focus Area

Equitable Community Development

Garage Cultural

To build an outdoor performance stage, learning/workshop spaces, and other necessary infrastructure and greenspaces within the 32,000 sq ft surrounding Garage Cultural’s new building to accommodate safe community gathering and opportunities for artistic expression. View Website

Amount

$150,000

Year

2022

Location

Detroit, Michigan

Program

Detroit

Focus Area

Equitable Community Development

Soulardarity

KIP:D+ funding will fulfill critical capacity and implementation needs, allowing Soulardarity to successfully lead the installation of approx. 10-15 solar street lights in celebration of Soulardarity’s 10 year anniversary. In addition, this funding will support the overarching vision and creativity of residents of Highland Park and our members as Soulardarity continues to meaningfully engage City Council and municipal leaders, and community partners to replicate and scale this clean energy solution as part of a broad, long-term vision for energy democracy.

Amount

$114,000

Year

2022

Location

Detroit, Michigan

Program

Detroit

Focus Area

Equitable Community Development

Detroit Hamtramck Coalition for Advancing Healthy Environments

We will use the funds to engage Data Driven Detroit in the pre-planning phase to create a robust community engagement plan. Data Driven Detroit will work with our coalition to create a proposed scope, timeline and budget for a comprehensive and professional cumulative health impact and health needs assessment for the zip codes 48211, 48212 and 48213. We will use the funds to engage our coalition partners to vet the proposal with residents in the same zip codes.

Amount

$12,000

Year

2022

Location

Detroit, Michigan

Program

Detroit

Focus Area

Equitable Community Development

Michigan Interfaith Power & Light

This program builds “solar solidarity” with BIPOC congregations by piloting a solar investment project at Lord of Lords Ministries in Detroit and creating a replicable model for solar panel installations on the facilities of other predominantly BIPOC congregations.

Amount

$12,000

Year

2022

Location

Detroit, Michigan

Program

Detroit

Focus Area

Equitable Community Development

Family Assistance for Renaissance Men

Family Assistance for Renaissance Men in collaboration with Detroit Association of Black Organizations, Inc. (DABO) and Pastor Horace Sheffield, will activate the former Ewald School for community purposes, including a training center for fathers, senior exercise rooms and youth recreational activities.

Amount

$20,000

Year

2022

Location

Detroit, Michigan

Program

Detroit

Focus Area

Equitable Community Development

Virtual Dialysis Support Center

The funds will be used to provide incentives for caregivers to participate in focus group activities, complete surveys and questionnaires, and submit short essays. Other supported activities include printing and material costs.

Amount

$4,000

Year

2022

Location

Detroit, Michigan

Program

Detroit

Focus Area

Equitable Community Development

Highland Park Urban Development Initiative, Inc

Canvassing community residents to bring awareness of the project. To gather input, concerns and ideas for library services. Offer volunteer positions.

Amount

$20,000

Year

2022

Location

Detroit, MIchigan

Program

Detroit

Focus Area

Equitable Community Development

Righteous Sons

Provide working capital for ramping-up our departments after COVID.

Amount

$20,000

Year

2022

Location

Detroit, Michigan

Program

Detroit

Focus Area

Equitable Community Development

Green Living Science

Green Living Science's mission is to inspire youth, business, and community to imagine and create a more sustainable future through education and environmental advocacy. Our vision is to transform Detroit by teaching about waste and recycling while increasing environmental literacy. View Website

Amount

$10,000

Year

2022

Location

Detroit, Michigan

Program

Detroit

Focus Area

Equitable Community Development

Downtown Boxing Gym Youth Program

Funds will be used to plan for building a new STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, and math) lab on DBG’s east side campus. The resource will be available to the organization’s students and community residents. View Website

Amount

$20,000

Year

2022

Location

Detroit, Michigan

Program

Detroit

Focus Area

Equitable Community Development

People’s Water Board Coalition

Our project will engage residents in 48203 (beginning in a focus area bounded north of McNichols, east of Woodward, south of 7 Mile and west of I-75) where we will canvas streets, research and analyze property and parcel data, and survey residents for a place-based site to establish a community water center for Detroit, Highland Park, and Hamtramck. The budget will pay for volunteer work stipends, administrative and bookkeeping costs, research fees, and materials.

Amount

$20,000

Year

2022

Location

Detroit, MIchigan

Program

Detroit

Focus Area

Equitable Community Development

Detroit Zoological Society

The funds will be used primarily to support engagement with the communities of persons with disabilities, including hiring consultants from those communities with expertise in the design and development of universal design space(s) to conduct an accessibility audit for the Belle Isle Nature Center. View Website

Amount

$15,000

Year

2022

Location

Royal Oak, Michigan

Program

Detroit

Focus Area

Equitable Community Development

Arts & Scraps

Arts & Scraps uses recycled materials to help people of all ages and abilities think, learn and create. View Website

Amount

$20,000

Year

2022

Location

Detroit, Michigan

Program

Detroit

Focus Area

Equitable Community Development

Think Detroit PAL

Pre-planning funds will be used to hold planning meetings with area nonprofits and community members. We hope to have 4-6 meetings in 2022 to discuss renovating the new PAL Rec Center (formerly known as Boysville) for PAL programming and other community needs. View Website

Amount

$20,000

Year

2022

Location

Detroit, Michigan

Program

Detroit

Focus Area

Equitable Community Development

Matrix Theatre Company

Matrix Theatre Co. seeks KIP:D planning funding to convene a dedicated group of community advisors who will contribute to and confirm the Theatre’s programming and benefits to Detroit. Matrix uses theater and performance to improve lives, build community, and foster social justice. View Website

Amount

$35,000

Year

2022

Location

Detroit, Michigan

Program

Detroit

Focus Area

Equitable Community Development

Rosedale Fun Litter Pickup Club

This KIP:D+ planning grant would fund 24 months of intentional and collaborative park programming in the central core area of Rouge Park.

Amount

$35,000

Year

2022

Location

19180 Grand River, Detroit, MI

Program

Detroit

Focus Area

Equitable Community Development

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