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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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Knowledge Quest

This amendment allows Kresge Innovative Projects: Memphis grantee Knowledge Quest to provide fresh produce to families experiencing food insecurity due to loss of income and lack of school-provided meals. View Website

Amount

$22,500

Year

2020

Location

Memphis, Tennessee

Program

American Cities

Focus Area

Place-Based Community Development

The Collective (CLTV)

This grant amendment supports the operations of The CLTV, a Kresge Innovative Projects: Memphis grantee, as it works to elevate Black artists and empower Black communities, especially in the city’s Orange Mound neighborhood. View Website

Amount

$35,000

Year

2020

Location

Memphis, Tennessee

Program

American Cities, Arts & Culture

Focus Area

Place-Based Community Development

FSG

Geography Served: Memphis, Tennessee

Project:

This financial amendment will allow FSG to continue to support the Shared Prosperity Partnership in Memphis. View Website

Amount

$115,000

Year

2020

Location

Boston, Massachusetts

Program

American Cities

Focus Area

Place-Based Community Development

Memphis Filmworks, Inc.

This grant amendment will support Memphis Filmworks, a Kresge Innovative Projects: Memphis grantee, who has been funded to create, “Our Neighbors Our Stories,” a documentary film series that captures the stories of residents from Memphis neighborhoods to serve as a community advocacy tool. These additional resources will support the documentary’s continued development following project disruptions caused by COVID-19 and increased social unrest throughout 2020. View Website

Amount

$75,000

Year

2020

Location

Memphis, Tennessee

Program

American Cities

Focus Area

Place-Based Community Development

Trust Neighborhoods

Geography Served: Kansas City; Tulsa

Project:

This grant provides project support to Trust Neighborhoods to fund the legal and planning work for a mixed-income neighborhood trust to spur neighborhood revitalization in Kansas City and Tulsa as part of the Foundation’s efforts to seed resident-owned real estate investment trusts and other shared community ownership structures in neighborhoods. View Website

Amount

$20,000

Year

2020

Location

Kansas City, Missouri

Program

American Cities

Focus Area

Neighborhood Development Center

This grant will provide support to the Neighborhood Development Center’s Build from Within Alliance to accelerate its response to the unique needs of neighborhood businesses of color through specialized virtual training and technical assistance offerings as well as cross city tools. View Website

Amount

$40,000

Year

2020

Location

St. Paul, Minnesota

Program

American Cities

Focus Area

Leadership Memphis

Geography Served: Memphis, Tennessee

Project:

This grant provides support for Leadership Memphis to convene 80 executives across the Greater Memphis Region to foster civic understanding and cross-sector collaboration with the goal of finding solutions to the region’s most pressing issues. View Website

Amount

$20,000

Year

2020

Location

Memphis, Tennessee

Program

American Cities

Focus Area

Place-Based Community Development

The New School

Geography Served: Chicago, Illinois

Project:

This grant seeks to advance shared prosperity in Chicago by contributing to the Color of Wealth study, led by the Chicago Community Trust. View Website

Amount

$145,000

Year

2020

Location

New York, New York

Program

American Cities

Focus Area

Knowledge Exchange

Fund For Our Economic Future

Geography Served: Cleveland, Ohio

Project:

This grant provides project support to the Fund for Our Economic Future to analyze resident research and facilitate community organizing to pave the way for a real estate investment trust as part of the Foundation’s efforts to seed resident-owned real estate investment trusts and other shared community ownership structures in neighborhoods. View Website

Amount

$25,000

Year

2020

Location

Cleveland, Ohio

Program

American Cities

Focus Area

Community Foundation of Greater Memphis

Geography Served: Memphis, Tennessee

Project:

This grant seeks to advance shared prosperity in Memphis through the Shared Prosperity Fund and supports early action projects identified by a collective impact table in Memphis. Projects are focused on voter turnout, COVID-19 relief and housing stabilization. View Website

Amount

$150,000

Year

2020

Location

Memphis, Tennessee

Program

American Cities

Focus Area

Place-Based Community Development

Neighborhoods of Hope Community Housing

Geography Served: Kansas City, Missouri

Project:

This grant provides project support to Neighborhoods of the Hope Community Housing to fund the implementation of a home ownership equity model in neighborhoods in Kansas City, MO as part of the Foundation’s efforts to seed resident-owned real estate investment trusts and other shared community ownership structures in neighborhoods. View Website

Amount

$20,000

Year

2020

Location

Kansas City, Kansas

Program

American Cities

Focus Area

Greater Milwaukee Committee

Geography Served: Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Project:

This grant supports efforts to generate inclusive economic growth in historically disinvested neighborhoods adjacent to Milwaukee’s downtown. View Website

Amount

$140,000

Year

2020

Location

Milwaukee

Program

American Cities

Focus Area

Place-Based Community Development

Center for Transforming Communities

Geography Served: Memphis, Tennessee

Project:

This grant will provide project support to the Center for Transforming Communities - a community engagement and advocacy organization serving Memphis neighborhoods - to plan for the rehabilitation of the abandoned Carnes Elementary School, or a similar substitute, for multipurpose community use. View Website

Amount

$30,000

Year

2020

Location

Memphis, Tennessee

Program

American Cities

Focus Area

Place-Based Community Development

The Chicago Community Trust

Geography Served: Chicago, Illinois

Project:

This grant provides project support to the Chicago Community Trust to develop a neighborhood plan to address the racial wealth gap in home ownership as part of the Foundation’s efforts to seed resident-owned real estate investment trusts and other shared community ownership structures in neighborhoods. View Website

Amount

$20,000

Year

2020

Location

Chicago, Illinois

Program

American Cities

Focus Area

BlackSpace

This grant, fiscally held by In Our Backyards on behalf of BlackSpace, will provide operating support to advance neighborhood-based strategies that engage and co-design projects that serve the needs of communities of color in American cities. View Website

Amount

$150,000

Year

2020

Location

Brooklyn, NY

Program

American Cities, Arts & Culture

Focus Area

Strengthen the Equitable Creative Placemaking Field

Mercy Corps

Geography Served: Memphis, Milwaukee, Minneapolis and Fresno

Project:

This grant provides project support to Mercy Corps to conduct a first-phase feasibility study for a community investment trust as part of the Foundation’s efforts to seed resident-owned real estate investment trusts and other shared community ownership structures in neighborhoods. View Website

Amount

$115,000

Year

2020

Location

Program

American Cities

Focus Area

Jane Addams Community Development Corporation

Geography Served: Fresno, California

Project:

This grant provides support for Jane Addams CDC to facilitate a community development co-design process for the Jane Addams neighborhood as part of the pilot round of the Kresge Community Support: Fresno initiative. View Website

Amount

$15,000

Year

2020

Location

Fresno, California

Program

American Cities

Focus Area

Place-Based Community Development

Saints Rest Community Economic Development Corporation

Geography Served: Fresno, California

Project:

This grant provides project support to Saints Rest CEDC to expand access to green space and create physical activity opportunities for youth in Southwest Fresno as part of the pilot round of the Kresge Community Support: Fresno initiative. View Website

Amount

$30,000

Year

2020

Location

Fresno, California

Program

American Cities

Focus Area

Place-Based Community Development

Southeast Fresno Community Economic Development Association

Geography Served: Fresno, California

Project:

This grant provides project support to Southeast Fresno Economic Development Corporation to provide job training and employment services to residents and technical assistance to small businesses along the Venture & Kings Canyon Corridor as part of the pilot round of the Kresge Community Support: Fresno initiative. View Website

Amount

$20,000

Year

2020

Location

Fresno, California

Program

American Cities

Focus Area

Place-Based Community Development

Chinatown Fresno Foundation

Geography Served: Fresno, California

Project:

This grant provides general operating support to Chinatown Fresno Foundation as part of the pilot round of the Kresge Community Support: Fresno initiative. View Website

Amount

$15,000

Year

2020

Location

Fresno, California

Program

American Cities

Focus Area

Place-Based Community Development

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