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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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EcoWorks

EcoWorks will support a student-led effort of the Detroit Institute of Technology at Cody High School to plan a community space and park at a vacant lot across the street from the school. View Website

Amount

$25,000

Year

2016

Location

Detroit, Michigan

Program

Detroit

Focus Area

Equitable Community Development

Focus: HOPE

Focus: HOPE will study the feasibility of redeveloping a blighted residential and commercial site on West Davison Avenue as a live/work co-op space for entrepreneurs. View Website

Amount

$25,000

Year

2016

Location

Detroit, Michigan

Program

Detroit

Focus Area

Equitable Community Development

Global Detroit

Global Detroit will engage the Banglatown community in neighborhood planning, including, outreach efforts and community meetings. View Website

Amount

$25,000

Year

2016

Location

Detroit, Michigan

Program

Detroit

Focus Area

Equitable Community Development

The Yunion

Geography Served: Detroit, Michigan

Project:

Under this grant from Round 6 of Kresge Innovative Projects: Detroit, the Yunion will be plan and implement a community hub and collaborative space focused on utilizing art as healing through the development of a state of the art performing arts studio and computer lab in the Hope Village neighborhood. The Yunion's mission is to counter negative cultural influences that misdirect the lives of youth by raising awareness and strengthening families through innovative prevention programming, education, parental engagement, mentoring, and counseling. View Website

Amount

$150,000

Year

2020

Location

Detroit, Michigan

Program

Detroit

Focus Area

Equitable Community Development

Southwest Detroit Business Association Inc.

Geography Served: Detroit, Michigan

Project:

Under this grant from Round 6 of Kresge Innovative Projects: Detroit, Southwest Detroit Business Association, Inc. will work with local property owners to plan, create and support business-ready, first-floor commercial spaces tailored to Southwest Detroit’s unique culture, infrastructure, businesses and community needs. The coalition of businesses and community interests is committed to facilitating the continuation and enhancement of a stable, economically healthy southwest Detroit. View Website

Amount

$150,000

Year

2020

Location

Detroit, Michigan

Program

Detroit

Focus Area

Equitable Community Development

Great Communities Now

Geography Served: Detroit, Michigan

Project:

Under this grant from Round 6 of Kresge Innovative Projects: Detroit, Great Communities Now will plan and implement a community-engaged and designed corridor and neighborhood improvement plan along the Whitter corridor in the Denby neighborhood.

Amount

$150,000

Year

2020

Location

Detroit, Michigan

Program

Detroit

Focus Area

Equitable Community Development

Bagley Community Council

Geography Served: Detroit, Michigan

Project:

Under this grant from Round 6 of Kresge Innovative Projects: Detroit, Bagley Community Council will transform two vacant lots into a perennial flower garden to provide accessible green space through their Bagley Blooms project in the Bagley neighborhood. View Website

Amount

$75,000

Year

2020

Location

Detroit, Michigan

Program

Detroit

Focus Area

Equitable Community Development

North End Woodward Community Land Trust

Geography Served: Detroit, Michigan

Project:

Under this grant from Round 6 of Kresge Innovative Projects: Detroit, North End Woodward Community Land Trust will plan and implement the development of the American Riad that will utilize public art and creative architecture to form a model of development that links diverse culture, and expands sustainable, resilient communities in the North End neighborhood. North End Woodward Community Land Trust has worked in North End of Detroit since 2010, through providing affordable housing, food bank, equitable internet, and youth job training. View Website

Amount

$150,000

Year

2020

Location

Detroit, Michigan

Program

Detroit

Focus Area

Equitable Community Development

Heritage Works

Geography Served: Detroit, Michigan

Project:

Under this grant from Round 6 of Kresge Innovative Projects: Detroit, Heritage Works will design and create a cultural community center and accompanying mural to foster a resilience hub in North Corktown. The cultural-arts organization supports the creative, educational and vocational development of children and families by providing programs in cultural enrichment, performance and visual arts, health and wellness and academic and professional skills. View Website

Amount

$150,000

Year

2020

Location

Detroit, Michigan

Program

Detroit

Focus Area

Equitable Community Development

Bailey Park Project

Geography Served: Detroit, Michigan

Project:

Under this grant from Round 6 of Kresge Innovative Projects: Detroit, will implement a design and landscape plan created with an earlier KIP:D grant for alley activation and to repurpose vacant lots into an environmentally sustainable, multigenerational green space for neighborhood residents. View Website

Amount

$150,000

Year

2020

Location

Detroit, Michigan

Program

Detroit

Focus Area

Equitable Community Development

Ruth Ellis Center

Geography Served: Detroit, Michigan

Project:

Under this grant from Round 6 of Kresge Innovative Projects: Detroit, Ruth Ellis Center will build a public café space within its supportive housing complex. The café will provide job training for LGBTQ+ youth. This follows an earlier KIP:D planning grant. The Ruth Ellis Center (REC) has a mission to provide short and long-term residential safe space and support services for runaway, homeless, and at-risk lesbian, gay, bi-attractional, transgender, and questioning (LGBTQ) youth in Metro Detroit. View Website

Amount

$150,000

Year

2020

Location

Highland Park, MI

Program

Detroit

Focus Area

Equitable Community Development

Black Family Development

Black Family Development Inc. will transform groups of vacant lots in the Osborn neighborhood using Detroit Future City’s “Field Guide to Working with Lots.” The guide includes plans for low-maintenance lawns, maple tree groves, barriers to deter illegal dumping and other landscape improvements. View Website

Amount

$90,000

Year

2016

Location

Detroit, Michigan

Program

Detroit

Focus Area

Equitable Community Development

The Brightmoor Alliance

Brightmoor Alliance and Sidewalk Festival for the Performing Arts will pair artists with community members to design and implement nature-based projects and public performances in Eliza Howell Park. View Website

Amount

$25,000

Year

2016

Location

Detroit, Michigan

Program

Detroit

Focus Area

Equitable Community Development

Detroit Hispanic Development Corp.

Detroit Hispanic Development Corporation will plan for the development of a neighborhood-based center for Southwest Detroit residents to access housing resources and provide job training opportunities in housing and industrial trades for local at-risk youth. View Website

Amount

$25,000

Year

2016

Location

Detroit, Michigan

Program

Detroit

Focus Area

Equitable Community Development

Eastside Community Network

Eastside Community Network will collaborate with partners to identify a large swath of city-owned vacant land and engage nearby residents to explore green infrastructure options as an alternative to conventional maintenance. View Website

Amount

$25,000

Year

2016

Location

Detroit, Michigan

Program

Detroit

Focus Area

Equitable Community Development

Carrie Morris Arts Productions

Geography Served: Detroit, Michigan

Project:

Under this Round 6 grant of Kresge Innovative Projects: Detroit, Carrie Morris Arts Production will engage the community to support future developments in the West Campau, Banglatown and Davidson neighborhoods of Detroit. View Website

Amount

$20,000

Year

2020

Location

Detroit, Michigan

Program

Detroit

Focus Area

Equitable Community Development

Detroit Heals Detroit

Geography Served: Detroit, Michigan

Project:

Through this Round 6 Kresge Innovative Projects: Detroit grant, Detroit Heals Detroit will engage in planning activities to support youth ages 12-18 to purchase and co-design a community healing space focused on transforming trauma in a positive way. Detroit Heals Detroit has worked with Detroit youth impacted by trauma through hosting healing circles and supporting youth to address trauma through literature. Through this Kresge Innovative Projects: Detroit grant, Detroit Heals Detroit will engage in planning activities to support youth ages 12-18 to purchase and co-design a community healing space focused on transforming trauma in a positive way. View Website

Amount

$25,000

Year

2020

Location

Detroit, Michigan

Program

Detroit

Focus Area

Equitable Community Development

Calvin’s Hope

Geography Served: Detroit, Michigan

Project:

Under this Round 6 grant under Kresge Innovative Projects: Detroit, Calvin's Hope will engage the community to develop a network of Detroiters impacted by multiple sclerosis (MS) to plan for a hub focused on mental and physical health of MS survivors and their families.

Amount

$20,000

Year

2020

Location

Detroit, Michigan

Program

Detroit

Focus Area

Equitable Community Development

Allied Media Projects

Under this grant from the sixth round of Kresge Innovative Projects: Detroit, Allied Media Projects will engage in planning activities to support the development of a voluntary Community Benefits Agreement to guide the development of the LOVE Building on Grand River. The LOVE Building will provide long-term office space to organizations dedicated to removing specific barriers faced by people with disabilities, people returning from prison or facing legal obstacles, and people using media, art, and technology for social justice. Bridging community media and social movements, the organization develops and shares models to help communities nationwide use the digital-media arts as a transformative tool for visioning, organizing and solving problems. View Website

Amount

$35,000

Year

2020

Location

Detroit, Michigan

Program

Detroit

Focus Area

Equitable Community Development

Bridging Communities Inc.

Geography Served: Detroit, Michigan

Project:

Under this grant from Round 6 of Kresge Innovative Projects: Detroit, Bridging Communities, Inc will plan and implement the connection of two public green spaces into the Braden Street Greenway in the Chadsey Condon neighborhood to act as a vibrant and inclusive gathering space. Bridging Communities serves the Chadsey-Springwells community in west Detroit, providing housing development, rehabilitation of vacant homes, blight removal and coordination of health and human services for elderly community residents through its hub, the Pablo David Elder Living Center. View Website

Amount

$150,000

Year

2020

Location

Detroit, Michigan

Program

Detroit

Focus Area

Equitable Community Development

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