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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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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

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

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

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

Miami Foundation

This grant will support the development of a strategic, data-informed plan for addressing economic development in Miami-Dade County that meets the needs of the moment, addresses existing and future challenges, and charts progress towards a resilient and equitable economy. View Website

Amount

$416,000.00

Year

2021

Location

Miami, Fla.

Program

American Cities

Focus Area

Place-Based Community Development

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

Central Valley Community Foundation

This grant provides general operating support for the Central Valley Community Foundation (CVCF) to deepen their capacity as a community leader serving low-income residents. View Website

Amount

$1,079,000.00

Year

2021

Location

Fresno, California

Program

American Cities

Focus Area

Place-Based Community Development

Center for Economic Inclusion

This grant provides general operating support for the Center for Economic Inclusion (“CEI”), an organization committed to working across sectors to build a more inclusive economy in Minneapolis- St. Paul. View Website

Amount

150,000

Year

2021

Location

St. Paul, Minnesota

Program

American Cities

Focus Area

Fresno Metro Ministry

This grant provides general operating support to Fresno Metro Ministry to continue developing the Fresno Community and Economic Development Partnership (FCEDP). View Website

Amount

$235,000

Year

2021

Location

Fresno, California

Program

American Cities

Focus Area

Place-Based Community Development

Center for Transforming Communities

This 2-year general operating grant will support the Center for Transforming Communities' (CTC's) Creative Placemaking activities and ongoing participation in Kresge’s Building and Supporting Equitable Development (BASED) learning community. View Website

Amount

$300,000

Year

2021

Location

Memphis, Tennessee

Program

American Cities, Arts & Culture

Focus Area

Strengthen the Equitable Creative Placemaking Field

Local Initiatives Support Corporation

To accelerate and expand LISC’s work to utilize community and economic development to close the racial wealth, health and opportunity gap in America and Memphis specifically. View Website

Amount

$1 million

Year

2021

Location

New York, New York

Program

American Cities

Focus Area

Place-Based Community Development

Memphis Medical District Collaborative

This grant will enable the Memphis Medical District Collaborative (MMDC) to deliver programming and investments designed to improve wealth-building opportunities for people of color who have historically been excluded from such pathways. View Website

Amount

$300,000.00

Year

2021

Location

Memphis, Tennessee

Program

American Cities, Health

Focus Area

Community Investment for Health Equity

Funders Network for Smart Growth and Livable Communities Inc.

This grant will provide general operating support to The Funders Network (TFN) to operationalize its racial equity framework. Kresge staff participate in various facets of TFN’s work as it closely aligns with values that center racial equity, advance place-based, cross-cutting solutions, and help members improve grantmaking impact. View Website

Amount

$375,000.00

Year

2021

Location

Coral Gables, Fla.

Program

American Cities, Detroit

Focus Area

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