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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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Metro Solutions Inc.

Geography Served: Detroit, Michigan

Project:

This joint grant from the Arts & Culture and Detroit Programs 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. View Website

Amount

$176,000

Year

2020

Location

Southfield, MI

Program

Arts & Culture, Detroit

Focus Area

Colloqate Design

This grant amendment will allow the organization to continue its design justice work on a series of Creative Placemaking projects launched before the COVID-19 pandemic. Funding will support the construction and completion of physical projects along with continuing to build out an organizing team and community outreach. View Website

Amount

$85,000

Year

2020

Location

New Orleans, Louisiana

Program

Arts & Culture

Focus Area

Philadelphia Mural Arts Advocates

This grant amendment provides Mural Arts Philadelphia with additional operating support as the organization works to leverage existing programs, build new programs and directly address the city-wide impact of COVID-19. View Website

Amount

$60,000

Year

2020

Location

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Program

Arts & Culture

Focus Area

Enterprise Community Partners Inc.

This grant amendment will allow Enterprise to continue its Culture and Climate Resilience initiative, as well as pilot a partnership between its national and local market teams, establish a broader peer-learning network and test the effectiveness of new program strategies. View Website

Amount

$100,000

Year

2020

Location

Columbia, Maryland

Program

Arts & Culture

Focus Area

The Collective (CLTV)

Geography Served: Memphis, Tennessee

Project:

This $35,000 grant amendment will continue to support 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. The CLTV (Collective) is a Black arts organization dedicated to elevating Black artists, empowering Black communities, and shifting the culture of Memphis.  View Website

Amount

$35,000

Year

2020

Location

Memphis, Tennessee

Program

American Cities, Arts & Culture

Focus Area

Deep Center

This grant between the Arts & Culture Program and the Boys and Men of Color Working Group, which is a fund within the Detroit Program, will support the Deep Center's initiatives that address the disparities and impacts of COIVD-19 on low-income communities and communities of color in the region. This grant will also allow the organization to expand and refine its model for arts-based community advocacy and empowerment. View Website

Amount

$125,000

Year

2020

Location

Savannah, GA

Program

Arts & Culture, Detroit

Focus Area

Trenton Health Team

This grant will support a pilot multimedia storytelling project designed to disrupt the cycles of trauma concentrated in low-income communities of color. The project will connect residents to service providers and inform an ongoing place-based investment to foster economic opportunity, including a food co-op and a multimedia arts incubator, as described in the city’s Resilient Trenton initiative. View Website

Amount

$150,000

Year

2020

Location

Trenton, NJ

Program

Arts & Culture

Focus Area

Alameda County Deputy Sheriff’s Activities League

This amendment provides the Alameda County Sheriff's Office with additional operating support as they work to expand their Community Capitals Policing model to address immediate health and economic repercussions of COVID-19. Specifically, our funding will assist officers as they explore two project responses: piloting a cash assistance program for up to 350 households living with low incomes and engaging local artisans and food entrepreneurs in emergency food distribution efforts. View Website

Amount

$30,000

Year

2020

Location

Oakland, CA

Program

Arts & Culture

Focus Area

Asian Economic Development Association

This grant amendment will allow AEDA, a FreshLo grantee, and their partnering organization UFGA to support staffing and operations to continue addressing the emergency needs of the Asian community in response to COVID-19. Direct support includes emergency relief information in Asian languages, food distribution and more.   View Website

Amount

$20,000

Year

2020

Location

Saint Paul, Minnesota

Program

Arts & Culture, Health

Focus Area

Athens Land Trust

This grant amendment will assist with updated technology and equipment needs to support Athens Land Trust, a FreshLo grantee, in operating a socially distanced market and providing emergency food for the community during the COVID-19 pandemic. View Website

Amount

$20,000

Year

2020

Location

Athens, Georgia

Program

Arts & Culture, Health

Focus Area

Center for Great Neighborhoods of Covington

This grant amendment will allow CGN, a FreshLo grantee, to support staffing and operations while working to connect their small businesses with local and federal emergency funds during the COVID-19 pandemic. View Website

Amount

$7,500

Year

2020

Location

Covington, Ky.

Program

Arts & Culture, Health

Focus Area

City of Providence, Rhode Island

The grant amendment will support staffing and direct services for The City of Providence and its primary partner, the African Alliance, to provide food, funding for prescriptions, and crisis messaging surrounding COVID-19 in the African American community. View Website

Amount

$30,000

Year

2020

Location

Providence, Rhode Island

Program

Arts & Culture

Focus Area

Voice of Calvary Ministries

This grant amendment will support the Food + Art Revitalizing Markets Sustainably (Co-op F.A.R.M.S.) project through the Cooperative Community of New West Jackson, a FreshLo grantee and partner of Voice of Calvary Ministries. This organization has turned its loss of external farm markets into an opportunity to give away produce to neighborhood families impacted by COVID-19. View Website

Amount

$20,000

Year

2020

Location

Jackson, Mississippi

Program

Arts & Culture

Focus Area

EcoDistricts

This grant amendment will provide operations support as EcoDistricts works to deliver technical assistance and virtual convenings amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. EcoDistricts is advancing a new model of urban development to empower just, sustainable and resilient neighborhoods. View Website

Amount

$50,000

Year

2020

Location

Portland, Oregon

Program

Arts & Culture

Focus Area

Focus: HOPE

This grant amendment will support staffing and operations for the Focus HOPE Revitalization weekly Neighbor Connect Calls to share information regarding COVID-19 protocols and direct resources for families. View Website

Amount

$5,000

Year

2020

Location

Detroit, Michigan

Program

Arts & Culture

Focus Area

Gala, Inc. Grupo de Artistas Latinoamericanos

This grant amendment will enable Grupo de Artistas Latioamericanos (GALA) to continue efforts to support staff, project artists and operations during the COVID-19 pandemic. Founded in 1976, GALA Hispanic Theatre presents classical and contemporary plays in Spanish and English, with an accompanying program of dance, music, poetry, spoken word, art and film. View Website

Amount

$80,000

Year

2020

Location

Washington, DC

Program

Arts & Culture

Focus Area

Lincoln Park Coast Cultural District Inc.

This grant amendment provides operational funding to Lincoln Park Coast Cultural District (LPCCD) Inc. as it continues to support residents in Newark, a U.S. city facing one of the highest rates of COVID-19 cases. LPCCD's focus on activation of public spaces, integration of arts and culture into small business development efforts and creative community engagement around housing affordability, remain key components of neighborhood revitalization efforts. View Website

Amount

$15,000

Year

2020

Location

Newark, New Jersey

Program

Arts & Culture

Focus Area

Riverworks Development Corporation

This grant amendment provides operational support to Riverworks' social enterprises, including a laundromat that provides significant revenue for the organization and was forced to close due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Grant funding will also cover technology costs for fundraising software to connect with the community virtually. View Website

Amount

$5,000

Year

2020

Location

Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Program

Arts & Culture

Focus Area

Springboard for the Arts

This grant amendment will enable Springboard for the Arts to continue efforts to support artists who are impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Springboard has opened a Personal Emergency Relief Fund that provides $500 of immediate relief to artists who have lost income due to cancellations. Springboard prioritized the relief fund for artists hardest hit by the pandemic who identify as Native, Black, Indigenous, people of color, disability groups and LGBTQIA+. View Website

Amount

$58,000

Year

2020

Location

St. Paul, Minnesota

Program

Arts & Culture

Focus Area

La Mujer Obrera

This financial amendment will support staffing, operations and direct people support for La Mujer Obrera in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. View Website

Amount

$20,000

Year

2020

Location

El Paso, Texas

Program

Arts & Culture, Health

Focus Area

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