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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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The Highland Project

This cross-team grant among the Detroit, Arts & Culture and American Cities programs will help build and sustain a leadership pipeline of Black women by providing leadership training, capital investments, and network support to Black women leaders seeking to advance educational, economic and social equity in places such as Maryland, Mississippi, New Orleans, Detroit and East Grand Rapids. View Website

Amount

$600,000

Year

2022

Location

New York, NY

Program

American Cities, Arts & Culture, Detroit

Focus Area

The Brookings Institution

This grant supports the Brookings Metropolitan Policy Program’s Federalist Bridge Initiative. View Website

Amount

$645,000

Year

2022

Location

Washington, D.C.

Program

American Cities

Focus Area

Civic TN

This grant provides general operating support to CivicTN (Civic Tennessee) - a coalition of nonprofits advancing civic engagement Shelby County and Memphis, Tennessee. View Website

Amount

$220,000

Year

2022

Location

Program

American Cities

Focus Area

Place-Based Community Development

Quantified Ventures

This grant supports the third step in operationalizing New Orleans’ gun violence intervention programs: to take interventions of proven effectiveness to scale and to develop a sustainable funding model for them. View Website

Amount

$250,000

Year

2022

Location

Chevy Chase, MD

Program

American Cities

Focus Area

Place-Based Community Development

Race Forward

This grant will enable Race Forward to support a Senior Equity Fellow housed within the federal Office of Management and Budget (OMB).  Pursuant to President Biden’s Executive Order #13985, federal agencies are tasked with utilizing a “comprehensive approach to advancing equity for all, including people of color and others who have been historically underserved.” View Website

Amount

$75,000

Year

2022

Location

New York, New York

Program

American Cities

Focus Area

Innovate Memphis

This grant provides support to the Memphis and Shelby County Division of Planning & Development's (DPD) Transportation and Mobility program. View Website

Amount

$480,000

Year

2022

Location

Memphis, Tennessee

Program

American Cities

Focus Area

Place-Based Community Development

Momentum Nonprofit Partners

This grant supports Memphis-based Momentum Nonprofit Partners' operational and programmatic costs in providing capacity-building training, technical assistance, and leadership development services to over 600 area non-profit organizations. View Website

Amount

$300,000

Year

2022

Location

Memphis, Tennessee

Program

American Cities

Focus Area

Place-Based Community Development

Small Business Majority Foundation Inc

Small Business Majority—a national organization with a strong presence in California - will support BIPOC entrepreneurs in Fresno, California by strengthening the region’s small business ecosystem through direct education and information-sharing and by elevating to city, state, and federal policy-makers the experiences of entrepreneurs in accessing capital. View Website

Amount

$60,000

Year

2022

Location

Washington, D.C.

Program

American Cities

Focus Area

Place-Based Community Development

Whole Child Strategies, Inc.

This grant supports Whole Child Strategies' efforts to build long-term social and economic mobility for individuals and families in Memphis's Klondike and Smokey City neighborhoods. View Website

Amount

$450,000

Year

2021

Location

Memphis, Tennessee

Program

American Cities, Human Services

Focus Area

Women's Foundation Of The South

Women’s Foundation of the South

This cross-team grant will support continued capacity building at the Women’s Foundation of the South, as it works to build the health, wealth and power of women and girls of color across the American South. View Website

Amount

$300,000

Year

2021

Location

New Orleans, Louisiana

Program

American Cities, Detroit, Human Services

Focus Area

Innovate Memphis

This grant renews support for Innovate Memphis to continue providing analytical capacity and data support to the city’s community and economic development ecosystem. View Website

Amount

$285,000.00

Year

2021

Location

Memphis, Tennessee

Program

American Cities

Focus Area

Place-Based Community Development

BLDG Memphis

This grant renews support to BLDG Memphis for the implementation of their strategic plan. BLDG Memphis drives investment in Memphis neighborhoods through building capacity for community development organizations, public policy, and civic engagement. View Website

Amount

$200,000.00

Year

2021

Location

Memphis, Tennessee

Program

American Cities

Focus Area

Place-Based Community Development

Sankofa Community Development Corporation

This grant supports Sankofa CDC as it implements the Lower Ninth Economic Advancement and Development (LEAD) project. Kresge has been working with Sankofa since 2016 and funded the planning phase of the LEAD project in 2019.   View Website

Amount

$1,200,000.00

Year

2021

Location

New Orleans, Louisiana

Program

American Cities, Environment, Health

Focus Area

Place-Based Community Development

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River City Capital

This grant provides general operating support for River City Capital (RCC) to continue expanding access to capital, credit, grants, and other financial services to predominantly Black-and-brown owned businesses in low to moderate income communities in Memphis. View Website

Amount

$300,000.00

Year

2021

Location

Memphis, Tennessee

Program

American Cities

Focus Area

Place-Based Community Development

New America Foundation

This grant provides funding for New America, a public policy organization, to facilitate participatory policy labs in partnership with the Fresno DRIVE (Developing the Region’s Inclusive and Vibrant Economy) Initiative, a 10-year community investment plan. View Website

Amount

$186,000.00

Year

2021

Location

Washington, D.C.

Program

American Cities

Focus Area

Place-Based Community Development

Arlington Community Foundation

This grant provides funding for Arlington Community Foundation (ACF) to launch an 18-month unconditional cash pilot program for low-income families. View Website

Amount

$200,000

Year

2021

Location

Arlington, Virginia

Program

American Cities, Human Services

Focus Area

Greater Milwaukee Committee

This grant renews support to the Greater Milwaukee Committee for the implementation of MKE United: a comprehensive framework for the future of Milwaukee. The MKE United framework seeks to address high rates of racial segregation, poverty, and a lack of transportation and employment options in Milwaukee by spurring inclusive economic growth in historically disinvested neighborhoods adjacent to Milwaukee’s downtown.   View Website

Amount

$200,000.00

Year

2021

Location

Milwaukee

Program

American Cities

Focus Area

Center for Transforming Communities

This grant provides general operating support to Center for Transforming Communities to grow their capacity to establish neighborhood stewardship organizations across Memphis and elevate community priorities in emerging community development projects, as a part of the Foundation’s Racial Justice Response Plan.  The mission of CTC is to engage, equip and mobilize individuals, organizations, and congregations to be agents of holistic transformation in their neighborhoods and communities. View Website

Amount

$200,000.00

Year

2021

Location

Memphis, Tennessee

Program

American Cities

Focus Area

Place-Based Community Development

Northend Christian Community Development Corp.

This two-year general operating grant will support Northend Christian Community Development Corporation’s (Northend Christian CDC’s) Creative Placemaking activities and participation in Kresge’s Building and Supporting Equitable Development (BASED) learning community. View Website

Amount

$300,000

Year

2021

Location

Detroit, MI

Program

American Cities, Arts & Culture

Focus Area

Strengthen the Equitable Creative Placemaking Field

Urban Institute

This grant provides project and general operating support to the Urban Institute, with the goal of advancing urban practice that prioritizes inclusive and equitable growth. View Website

Amount

$1,805,000.00

Year

2021

Location

Washington, D.C.

Program

American Cities

Focus Area

Knowledge Exchange

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