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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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Protagonist

This financial amendment will support Protagonist with completing additional elements of its narrative analytics efforts and finishing the second phase of this body of work. View Website

Amount

$60,000

Year

2020

Location

San Francisco, CA

Program

Arts & Culture, Human Services

Focus Area

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

Wing Luke Museum of the Asian Pacific American Experience

This grant provides general operating support to the Wing Luke Museum to strengthen the cultural resiliency of Seattle’s historic Chinatown and International District. View Website

Amount

$200,000

Year

2020

Location

Seattle, Washington

Program

Arts & Culture

Focus Area

Increase Creative Capacity to Shape Healthier Neighborhoods

The Village of Arts and Humanities

This general operating grant will support the Village of Arts and Humanities’ Creative Placemaking activities in Philadelphia and participation in Kresge’s Building and Supporting Equitable Development (BASED) initiative. View Website

Amount

$400,000

Year

2020

Location

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Program

Arts & Culture

Focus Area

Increase Creative Capacity to Shape Healthier Neighborhoods

Verde

This general operating grant will support Verde’s Creative Placemaking activities in Portland, OR, and participation in Kresge’s Building and Supporting Equitable Development (BASED) initiative. View Website

Amount

$150,000

Year

2020

Location

Portland, Oregon

Program

Arts & Culture

Focus Area

Increase Creative Capacity to Shape Healthier Neighborhoods

United States Artists, Inc.

The purpose of this grant is to support United States Artists, a national intermediary, to launch an Artist Relief Fund to address the immediate financial distress of individual artists and creative workers caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. View Website

Amount

$250,000

Year

2020

Location

Chicago, Ill.

Program

Arts & Culture

Focus Area

Strengthen the Equitable Creative Placemaking Field

The Trust for Public Land

This project grant supports The Trust for Public Land to promote parks and green space as essential to promoting public life, advancing green development practices and improving health outcomes in low-income communities.   View Website

Amount

$250,000

Year

2020

Location

San Francisco, California

Program

Arts & Culture, Environment, Health

Focus Area

Community-Driven Solutions, Strengthen the Equitable Creative Placemaking Field, Transforming Key Urban Systems

Smart Growth America

This project grant supports Smart Growth America’s launch of an equitable Creative Placemaking collaborative for three cities, selected through a competitive call, to design transportation projects that equitably respond to COVID-19's community impact. View Website

Amount

$125,000

Year

2020

Location

Washington, D.C.

Program

Arts & Culture

Focus Area

Strengthen the Equitable Creative Placemaking Field

Rootoftwo, LLC.

This project grant for Rootofto will allow them to conduct a participatory research project to explore the characteristics, assets and pre-conditions of cultural ecosystems in Detroit, Memphis and New Orleans to inform strategies and identify opportunities for recovery and renewal centered on racial equity, arts and community development. View Website

Amount

$205,000

Year

2020

Location

Ann Arbor, MI

Program

Arts & Culture, Detroit

Focus Area

Richmond Land

This operating grant supports the expansion of the Building Power Fellowship, a Richmond, California-based program that positions residents living with low incomes to carry out long-term, arts-centered projects around specific community development priorities (including new resident priorities emerging as a result of COVID-19)

Amount

$100,000

Year

2020

Location

Richmond, CA

Program

Arts & Culture

Focus Area

Increase Creative Capacity to Shape Healthier Neighborhoods

National Community Reinvestment Coalition

This project grant supports the National Community Reinvestment Coalition (NCRC) in conducting research on the impacts of COVID-19 and response efforts on culturally-specific businesses, particularly those led by entrepreneurs of color, and implications this has to the Creative Placemaking Field. View Website

Amount

$75,000

Year

2020

Location

Washington, D.C.

Program

Arts & Culture

Focus Area

Strengthen the Equitable Creative Placemaking Field

National Coalition for Asian Pacific American Community Development

This cross-team operating grant supports the expansion of the National Coalition for Asian Pacific American Community Development’s work on two critical efforts - its displacement mitigation programming and policy efforts and its Creative Placemaking Learning Circle.   View Website

Amount

$150,000

Year

2020

Location

Program

Arts & Culture, Health

Focus Area

Community-Driven Solutions, Strengthen the Equitable Creative Placemaking Field

Mixed Blood Theatre

This operating grant will enable Mixed Blood Theatre to strengthen and expand its creative community-building work in Minneapolis’ dense and diverse Cedar Riverside neighborhood. View Website

Amount

$80,000

Year

2020

Location

Minneapolis, Minnesota

Program

Arts & Culture

Focus Area

Increase Creative Capacity to Shape Healthier Neighborhoods

Esperanza Community Housing Corporation

This general operating grant will support Esperanza Community Housing Corporation’s Creative Placemaking activities in Los Angeles and participation in Kresge’s Building and Supporting Equitable Development (BASED) initiative. View Website

Amount

$400,000

Year

2020

Location

Los Angeles, CA

Program

Arts & Culture

Focus Area

Increase Creative Capacity to Shape Healthier Neighborhoods

Efforts of Grace Inc.

This grant provides project support to Ashé Cultural Arts Center to launch Community Spread, a cross-sector, grassroots collaborative to expand the delivery of culture and health-infused community revitalization in the Claiborne Corridor. View Website

Amount

$150,000

Year

2020

Location

New Orleans, Louisiana

Program

Arts & Culture

Focus Area

East LA Community Corporation

This general operating grant will support East LA Community Corporation’s (ELACC’s) in Los Angeles and participation in Kresge’s Building and Supporting Equitable Development (BASED) initiative. View Website

Amount

$152,000

Year

2020

Location

Los Angeles, CA

Program

Arts & Culture

Focus Area

Increase Creative Capacity to Shape Healthier Neighborhoods

Design Impact

This operating grant supports Design Impact’s capacity to expand its Community Studios, which use community-engaged design processes to lift resident priorities around racially equitable development policies in Cincinnati View Website

Amount

$100,000

Year

2020

Location

Cincinnati, Ohio

Program

Arts & Culture

Focus Area

Strengthen the Equitable Creative Placemaking Field

Define American

This project grant supports the refinement of Define American’s Immigrant Artist Fellowship's 2020 and 2021 cohorts, which focus on the skills and visibility of immigrant artists, especially those living without documentation, who are committed to shifting local and national immigration narratives. View Website

Amount

$190,000

Year

2020

Location

Louisville, Kentucky

Program

Arts & Culture

Focus Area

Strengthen the Equitable Creative Placemaking Field

Chinatown Community Development Center

This general operating grant will support Chinatown Community Development Center’s (Chinatown’s) Creative Placemaking activities in San Francisco and participation in Kresge’s Building and Supporting Equitable Development (BASED) initiative View Website

Amount

$400,000

Year

2020

Location

San Francisco, California

Program

Arts & Culture

Focus Area

Increase Creative Capacity to Shape Healthier Neighborhoods

Center for Cultural Innovation

This grant supports the Center for Cultural Innovation to advance AmbitioUS, an initiative that invests in artists and cultural communities’ financial capacity to access, own and circulate resources in support of their culture and creativity. View Website

Amount

$300,000

Year

2020

Location

Los Angeles, CA

Program

Arts & Culture

Focus Area

Strengthen the Equitable Creative Placemaking Field

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