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Grants Awarded

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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Arts League of Michigan Inc.

Geography Served: Detroit

Project:

Established in 1991 to preserve and present African and African-American cultural arts traditions, the Carr Center (as the Arts League of Michigan is now known) has evolved into a multidisciplinary arts hub. This grant provides the organization resources to undergo a strategic planning process and support key capacity needs. View Website

Amount

$150,000

Year

2016

Location

Detroit, Michigan

Program

Detroit

Focus Area

Arts and Culture Ecosystem

Campaign for Black Male Achievement

Geography Served: Ann Arbor-Ypsilanti-Detroit

Project:

826michigan – serving more than 3,200 school-age youth in Ann Arbor, Ypsilanti and Detroit – is part of a national network with chapters in San Francisco, Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, New York City and Washington D.C., all working to inspire confident and skillful young writers with the help of adult volunteers. This grant will support 826michigan’s Detroit expansion plans, including a new location in Eastern Market. View Website

Amount

$200,000

Year

2016

Location

New York, New York

Program

Detroit

Focus Area

Arts and Culture Ecosystem

Grants Awarded

This grant provides start-up capital for the City of Detroit’s Office of Arts, Culture & Entrepreneurship to complete its initial set of projects, including funding for the city’s only COVID-19 artist relief fund.

Amount

$176,000

Year

2020

Location

Program

Detroit

Focus Area

Arts and Culture Ecosystem

Grants Awarded

This grant supports the Kresge Arts in Detroit (KAID) office at the College for Creative Studies. KAID contributes to the vibrancy of Detroit communities by awarding and supporting the work of artists in the tri-county region, including the delivery of professional development programs and COVID-19 relief funding.

Amount

$1,700,00

Year

2020

Location

Program

Detroit

Focus Area

Arts and Culture Ecosystem

Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan

This grant supports the establishment of the Detroit Youth Choir and Performance Arts Company (DYC) Agency Fund at the Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan to ensure the long-term financial stability of the DYC. View Website

Amount

$250,000

Year

2020

Location

Detroit, Michigan

Program

Detroit

Focus Area

Arts and Culture Ecosystem

Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan

This grant supports the "Everybody VS COVID-19" awareness campaign and digital unity festival to increase public awareness in regards to health and safety, elevate the importance of filling out the Census, and provide greater access to City resources in response to the COVID-19 crisis, all while celebrating the arts and investing in local businesses and vendors. View Website

Amount

$30,000

Year

2020

Location

Detroit, Michigan

Program

Detroit

Focus Area

Arts and Culture Ecosystem

CultureSource

This grant seeks to provide general operating support for CultureSource as the key intermediary resourcing both artists and arts and culture organizations in metropolitan Detroit. View Website

Amount

$200,000

Year

2020

Location

Detroit, Michigan

Program

Detroit

Focus Area

Arts and Culture Ecosystem

Detroit Historical Society

This grant seeks to support the sustainability and growth of the Detroit Historical Society (DHS), the city’s foremost history-preserving institution. View Website

Amount

$150,000

Year

2020

Location

Detroit, Michigan

Program

Detroit

Focus Area

Arts and Culture Ecosystem

Midtown Detroit Inc.

This grant provides support for arts and community programming, and home and business repair grants in Midtown and New Center, including support for legacy, Black-owned businesses in the W. Grand Blvd.-Holden corridor. View Website

Amount

$450,000

Year

2020

Location

Detroit, Michigan

Program

Detroit

Focus Area

Arts and Culture Ecosystem, Coordinated Investments and Technical Assistance

Motown Historical Museum Inc.

Geography Served: Detroit

Project:

The Motown Historical Museum, founded in 1985, is an iconic tourist destination for local, national and international visitors that preserves a vital part of Detroit's musical and cultural history. This grant will build the capacity of Motown Historical Museum to ensure the success of its capital campaign and facility expansion plans. View Website

Amount

$160,000

Year

2016

Location

Detroit, Michigan

Program

Detroit

Focus Area

Arts and Culture Ecosystem

New Museum of Contemporary Art

Geography Served: Detroit, Michigan

Project:

Founded in 1977 and based in Manhattan, the New Museum is a leading destination for new art and new ideas, and is respected internationally for the global scope of its curatorial program. This grant supports IDEAS CITY Detroit, a five-day conference focused on the reinvention of cities through arts, culture, design, and architecture, taking place in April 2017 in Detroit. View Website

Amount

$15,000

Year

2016

Location

New York, New York

Program

Detroit

Focus Area

Arts and Culture Ecosystem

Theaster Gates Studio

Geography Served: Detroit

Project:

This grant provides project support for Theaster Gates Studio to serve as an advisory consultant for the Marygrove campus master planning process as the Marygrove Conservancy works to redevelop the Marygrove campus as p-20 educational campus with community-based arts and cultural programming, View Website

Amount

$225,000

Year

2020

Location

Chicago, IL

Program

Detroit

Focus Area

Arts and Culture Ecosystem

United States Artists, Inc.

This grant supports the United States Artists 2020 Assembly being held in at the Cranbrook Academy of Art. The convening promises to create professional opportunities for Detroit artists and cultural practitioners, including Kresge Artist Fellows, while showcasing Detroit’s cultural scene. View Website

Amount

$25,000

Year

2020

Location

Chicago, Ill.

Program

Detroit

Focus Area

Arts and Culture Ecosystem

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