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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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Detroit Justice Center

Geography Served: Detroit

Project:

This grant provides general operating funds to the Detroit Justice Center to participate in national and place-based networks of racial justice organizations, as well as to scale its legal services, support community-driven solutions to restorative justice and economic equity, and continue building a network of community members to support transforming the criminal punishment system and investing in proactive safety and well-being. View Website

Amount

$225,000

Year

2020

Location

Detroit, MI

Program

Detroit

Focus Area

Detroit Strategic Framework, Inc.

Geography Served: Detroit

Project:

This grant provides general operating and programmatic support to Detroit Strategic Framework, Inc., the independent nonprofit organization that is the home for the Detroit Future City Implementation Office and its Center for Equity, Engagement and Research. View Website

Amount

$1,500,000

Year

2020

Location

Detroit, Michigan

Program

Detroit

Focus Area

Equitable Community Development

Grants Awarded

Geography Served: Detroit

Project:

This grant provides general operating support to Detroit Life is Valuable Every Day (DLIVE) to participate in a national and place-based network of racial justice organizations as well as to develop and deliver innovative, health-centered, evidence-based solutions to reduce trauma recidivism and prevent retaliatory violence and incarceration.

Amount

$275,000

Year

2020

Location

Program

Detroit

Focus Area

Nonprofit Capacity Building and Leadership Development

Live6 Alliance

Geography Served: Detroit

Project:

This grant renews project support for Live6 initiatives that advance opportunity and justice for communities of color in the Livernois-McNichols district in northwest Detroit, with a particular focus on supporting small businesses owned by entrepreneurs of color, and community safety initiatives. View Website

Amount

$350,000

Year

2020

Location

Detroit, Michigan

Program

Detroit

Focus Area

Coordinated Investments and Technical Assistance

Enterprise Community Partners Inc.

Geography Served: Detroit

Project:

This grant provides support to Enterprise Community Partners for a CDO (Community Development Organization) Fund that will provide operating support to to provide operating support to approximately two dozen Detroit community development organizations. View Website

Amount

$684,500

Year

2020

Location

Columbia, Maryland

Program

Detroit

Focus Area

Equitable Community Development

Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan

Geography Served: Detroit

Project:

This grant supports the Michigan Justice Fund, a collaborative fund that supports community-driven solutions to criminal justice reform, housed at the Community Foundation of Southeast Michigan. View Website

Amount

$1,000,000

Year

2020

Location

Detroit, Michigan

Program

Detroit

Focus Area

Michigan Roundtable for Diversity and Inclusion

Geography Served: Detroit

Project:

This grant provides general operating support to the Michigan Roundtable for Diversity and Inclusion to bolster their Race2Equity initiative and support their participation in a racial justice advisory table in Detroit. View Website

Amount

$225,000

Year

2020

Location

Detroit, Michigan

Program

Detroit

Focus Area

Mothering Justice

Geography Served: Detroit

Project:

This grant provides general operating support for Mothering Justice and its efforts to advance racial justice and equity in Detroit, particularly to organize a coalition for a policy agenda that prioritizes the health, well-being and economic security of mothers. View Website

Amount

$150,000

Year

2020

Location

Ferndale, MI

Program

Focus Area

Theaster Gates Studio

Geography Served: Detroit

Project:

This grant provides project support for Theaster Gates Studio to serve as an advisory consultant for the Marygrove campus master planning process as the Marygrove Conservancy works to redevelop the Marygrove campus as p-20 educational campus with community-based arts and cultural programming, View Website

Amount

$225,000

Year

2020

Location

Chicago, IL

Program

Detroit

Focus Area

Arts and Culture Ecosystem

Association of Black Foundation Executives, Inc.

This grant will support the Association of Black Foundation Executives fundraising campaign to strengthen and rebuild Black-led infrastructure for social change. ABFE was founded in 1971 to promote effective and responsive philanthropy in Black communities and since its inception has provided the philanthropic sector with critical opportunities for professional development, networking and advocacy. View Website

Amount

$1,000,000

Year

2020

Location

New York, New York

Program

Focus Area

The Center for Community Change

This grant will enable the Center for Community Change to grow its network of leaders, nurture the leadership of women of color, train storytellers through its Communications Fellow program and develop curriculum and training opportunities for organizational networks in eight cities across the country. Community Change has worked nationally and with organizations in Detroit, Memphis, and New Orleans since 1968, through advocacy and capacity-building support for community-based organizations and leaders. View Website

Amount

$375,000

Year

2020

Location

Washington, D.C.

Program

Focus Area

Groundswell Inc.

This grant will enable the Black Trans Fund, the first national fund in the country dedicated solely to uplifting and resourcing Black trans social justice leaders, to increase its grantmaking to frontline organizations, organize a broader funding base and develop a robust capacity building program that meets the specific challenges and opportunities of Black trans organizations. View Website

Amount

$235,000

Year

2020

Location

Washington, D.C.

Program

Focus Area

Mijente

With this grant, Mijente will build and scale campaigns on police and immigration enforcement and accountability to influence police reform in key cities; support its network with policy strategy and analysis, strategic communications and technical assistance to strengthen local organizing and campaigns; create a support network for Latinx families that have lost loved ones to police violence; increase Afro-Latinx leadership and representation within the organization; and engage in peer learning through a network of place-based and national racial justice organizations. Launched in 2015, Mijente builds the political power of Latinx and Chicanx communities seeking racial, economic, gender and climate justice through civic engagement, advocacy campaigns, narrative and culture shift, and leadership development. View Website

Amount

$375,000

Year

2020

Location

Phoenix, AZ

Program

Focus Area

Deep South Center for Environmental Justice, Inc.

This $750,000 grant will enable the National Black Environmental Justice Coalition, the only Black-led Environmental Justice coalition in the country, to develop a network-wide action plan, strengthen alliances with climate, heath and economic justice organizations, enhance its communications infrastructure and build the organizational capacity of member organizations NBEJN formed in 1999 as a collective of more than 100 grassroots environmental justice organizations and has worked nationally build the infrastructure of the EJ movement. View Website

Amount

$750,000

Year

2020

Location

New Orleans, Lousiana

Program

Focus Area

NEO Philanthropy

This grant will enable the Four Freedoms Fund to deepen its collaborations with the racial justice field; expand its support for Black immigrant and refugee organizations and support their efforts to build power in their communities and advance racial justice in the United States. FFF distributes more than $15 million per year to a network of immigrant rights organizations in 30 states, provides capacity building and technical assistance, and fosters civic engagement within immigrant and refugee communities. View Website

Amount

$375,000

Year

2020

Location

New York, New York

Program

Focus Area

Council on American Islamic Relations California

This grant provides general operating support to Council on American-Islamic Relations Sacramento Valley/Central California (CAIR) for protecting civil liberties, advancing social and racial justice, and helping empower American Muslim communities. View Website

Amount

$225,000

Year

2020

Location

Sacramento, CA

Program

American Cities

Focus Area

Place-Based Community Development

Faith in the Valley

This grant provides general operating support to Faith in the Valley for grassroots community organizing led by volunteer leaders. View Website

Amount

$450,000

Year

2020

Location

Stockton, CA

Program

American Cities

Focus Area

Place-Based Community Development

Hmong Innovating Politics

This grant provides general operating support to Hmong Innovating Politics (HIP) for power building in the Hmong and Southeast Asian American community in Fresno. View Website

Amount

$225,000

Year

2020

Location

Sacramento, CA

Program

American Cities

Focus Area

Place-Based Community Development

Jakara Movement

This grant provides general operating support to Jakara Movement for grassroots community-building. View Website

Amount

$225,000

Year

2020

Location

Fresno, CA

Program

American Cities

Focus Area

Place-Based Community Development

Leadership Counsel for Justice and Accountability

This grant provides general operating support to the Leadership Counsel for Justice and Accountability for community organizing and policy advocacy. View Website

Amount

$450,000

Year

2020

Location

Fresno, California

Program

American Cities

Focus Area

Place-Based Community Development

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