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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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Maricopa County Department of Human Services

This financial amendment will support the organization's continued work to advance racial equity and anti-racist work driven by a focus on social and economic mobility from one generation to the next. View Website

Amount

$10,000

Year

2020

Location

Phoenix, Arizona

Program

Human Services

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

Arizona State University Foundation

The foundation is serving as the fiscal sponsor and coordinator of the University Innovation Alliance (UIA), a coalition of 11 public universities. This grant will provide general operating support to enable the UIA's membership expansion in 2020-2021.  View Website

Amount

$350,000

Year

2020

Location

Tempe, Ariz.

Program

Education

Focus Area

Mijente

This grant supports Mijente, a national civil rights and advocacy organization, to advance non-partisan civic education, engagement, and voter mobilization for underrepresented Latinx voters during the 2020 election cycle.  View Website

Amount

$75,000

Year

2019

Location

Phoenix, AZ

Program

Focus Area

Chicanos Por La Causa Inc.

CPLC's mission is to drive economic and political empowerment, and offers the promise of opportunity through four core service areas: Housing, Economic Development, Health and Human Services and Education.  With this funding, CPLS will  convene a cross-sector table to drive investment in affordable housing as a health intervention in Maricopa County, Arizona.  View Website

Amount

$200,000

Year

2019

Location

Phoenix

Program

Health

Focus Area

Community-Driven Solutions

Maricopa County Department of Human Services

This grant will support Maricopa County Human Services Department to institutionalize a two-generation whole family approach across all its divisions by expanding the use of its family-centered coaching model and improving service delivery coordination across the agency. View Website

Amount

$500,000

Year

2019

Location

Phoenix, Arizona

Program

Human Services

Focus Area

Fostering the Next Generation of Human Services Organizations

Arizona State University Foundation

Geography Served: Phoenix, Arizona

Project:

This grant supports Arizona State University (ASU) in the development of Creative Placemaking research and learning resources.  View Website

Amount

$500,000

Year

2018

Location

Tempe, Ariz.

Program

Arts & Culture

Focus Area

Strengthen the Equitable Creative Placemaking Field

Arizona State University Foundation

The foundation is serving as the fiscal sponsor and coordinator of the University Innovation Alliance, a coalition of 11 public universities. This two-year grant will be used to design and host a national convening, as well as develop an approach to expanding the alliance’s work in the higher education ecosystem. View Website

Amount

$1 million

Year

2017

Location

Tempe, Ariz.

Program

Education

Focus Area

Institutional Capacity Building for Student Success

Arizona Community Foundation

Geography Served: Washington, D.C.

Project:

The foundation provides high-impact giving opportunities for donors, major funding for nonprofits and students and leadership around key community issues. This grant supports the Grantmakers Income Security Taskforce, a fiscally sponsored project of the foundation that mobilizes funders to improve the economic well-being of low-income families. View Website

Amount

$50,000

Year

2017

Location

Phoenix, Ariz.

Program

Human Services

Focus Area

Developing Supportive, Aligned Public Policy

Arizona State University Foundation

Geography Served: Tempe, AZ

Project:

This grant will allow Arizona State University (ASU) to conduct an 18-month planning process to explore the feasibility of developing a Creative Placemaking Institute. View Website

Amount

$610,000

Year

2016

Location

Tempe, Ariz.

Program

Arts & Culture

Focus Area

Strengthen the Equitable Creative Placemaking Field

Arizona Community Foundation

Geography Served: Phoenix, Ariz.

Project:

The foundation provides high-impact giving opportunities for donors, major funding for nonprofits and students and leadership around key community issues. This grant supports the Grantmakers Income Security Taskforce, a fiscally sponsored project of the foundation that mobilizes funders to improve the economic well-being of low-income families. View Website

Amount

$50,000

Year

2015

Location

Phoenix, Ariz.

Program

Human Services

Focus Area

Pima County Community Development and Neighborhood Conservation

Part of Pima County’s Community and Economic Development, the agency works to improve the quality of life for residents, particularly in economically and socially disadvantaged communities. This grant covers consulting services to help develop a “Pay for Success” model for human services programs. View Website

Amount

$50,000

Year

2014

Location

Tucson, Ariz.

Program

Human Services

Focus Area

Arizona State University Foundation

The foundation is serving as the fiscal sponsor and coordinator of the University Innovation Alliance, a coalition of 11 public universities. This three-year grant underwrites the establishment and work of the alliance, which seeks to reshape the future of higher education by improving low-income and minority students’ educational attainment and economic prospects. View Website

Amount

$1 million

Year

2014

Location

Tempe, Ariz.

Program

Education

Focus Area

North Country Healthcare Inc.

One-third of North Country’s patients are uninsured, working poor, making it an important provider of full-spectrum medical and dental services to underserved residents in nine rural communities. This grant supports the development and advancement of the “Hermosa Vida”project, a collaborative initiative to provide low-income children with access to health information, fitness programs, nutrition counseling and healthy lifestyle supports, as part of the Safety-Net Enhancement Initiative, a cohort of eight communities around the country addressing health disparities through multi-sector collaboration. View Website

Amount

$150,000

Year

2014

Location

Flagstaff, Ariz.

Program

Health

Focus Area

Sky Island Alliance

The grassroots organization is dedicated to protecting and restoring the rich natural heritage of native species and habitats in the Sky Island region of the American Southwest and northwestern Mexico. The alliance is using this funding to implement a comprehensive, collaborative climate change adaptation strategy for the region, in partnership with academic, tribal, governmental and environmental advocacy partners. View Website

Amount

$200,000

Year

2013

Location

Tucson, Ariz.

Program

Environment

Focus Area

Chicanos Por La Causa Inc.

Committed to serving low-income urban and rural residents, the community-development corporation offers holistic social and human-services programs in addition to housing and economic-development assistance. Hurt by the economic downturn and government cutbacks, the agency is using this 36-month bridge loan from the Community Relief Fund – which offered program-related investments to high-performance human-service organizations that were providing food, shelter and other emergency services during the economic crisis – to help cover its current operating expenses. View Website

Amount

$500,000

Year

2009

Location

Phoenix

Program

Human Services

Focus Area

Tucson Center for Women and Children

Each year, more than 2,600 women and children who are victims of domestic abuse receive crisis and renewal shelter, education and counseling, case management and referrals, lay legal advocacy, and other assistance through the Tucson Center, now called Emerge! This 36-month bridge loan from the Community Relief Fund, which offered program-related investments to high-performance human-service organizations that were providing food, shelter, and other emergency services during the economic crisis, helps to maintain 120 shelter beds while a new program model is implemented. View Website

Amount

$400,000

Year

2009

Location

Tucson, Ariz.

Program

Human Services

Focus Area

St. Mary’s Food Bank Alliance

 In partnership with 500 human-service organizations, the alliance distributes more than 43 million pounds of food while promoting awareness, advocacy, and education to help eliminate hunger. The challenge-grant funded expansion and renovation of the Thomas Road facility provides space for the Kid’s Café, Community Kitchen, and agency food selection and distribution program. View Website

Amount

$1,000,000

Year

2009

Location

Phoenix

Program

Human Services

Focus Area

Sojourner Center

With its 30-year track record, the center has proven to be a leader in developing long-term programs that extend beyond crisis intervention to help domestic-violence victims move forward in their lives. Grant funding enables the organization to maintain the services offered by its emergency shelter and transitional and supportive housing. View Website

Amount

$100,000

Year

2009

Location

Phoenix

Program

Human Services

Focus Area

Arizona Bridge to Independent Living

Individuals with disabilities receive information, skills training, counseling and employment services from the organization, which fosters greater independence and reintegration into community life. The construction of a new sports and fitness facility, using challenge-grant funding, advances efforts to incorporate health and fitness into the lives of disabled youth and adults. View Website

Amount

$500,000

Year

2009

Location

Phoenix

Program

Human Services

Focus Area

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