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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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Funders’ Collaborative on Youth Organizing

The Funders’ Collaborative for Youth Organizing will continue to strengthen the national infrastructure of youth organizing, including fostering a talent pipeline for racial justice organizing and deepening their partnership with Detroit-based racial justice organizations. The Collaborative will also identify how arts and cultural practices can be incorporated into the work of youth organizing. View Website

Amount

$1,300,000

Year

2022

Location

New York, New York

Program

Arts & Culture, Detroit

Focus Area

City of Detroit

The City of Detroit's Office of Arts, Culture and Entrepreneurship will develop projects in which arts and cultural programs contribute to improved physical and social conditions in neighborhoods, using grants, cross-sector partnerships, and connections to ongoing city programming to promote the integration of arts and culture into public and civic decision-making. View Website

Amount

$385,000

Year

2022

Location

Detroit, Michigan

Program

Arts & Culture, Detroit

Focus Area

ProInspire

This grant will support the next phase of Proinspire's "Catalyst Collective," which is a learning platform specifically designed for BILPOC CEOs and senior leaders within the Arts & Culture and Human Services grantee partners. View Website

Amount

$560,000

Year

2022

Location

Arlington, Virginia

Program

Arts & Culture, Human Services

Focus Area

Building a More Robust Human Services Field

Climate Justice Alliance

This grant from the Environment and Arts and Culture teams provides general operating support to the Climate Justice Alliance, a national network of grassroots organizations focused on climate resilience and grounded in equity and justice. The Alliance provides technical assistance, elevates frontline voices within the broader climate movement, provides capital, and uses cultural strategy as part of climate organizing efforts. View Website

Amount

$900,000

Year

2022

Location

Program

Arts & Culture, Environment

Focus Area

Community LIFT Corp

This grant will provide continued general operating support to Community LIFT (LIFT), a community development intermediary focused on advancing the revitalization of underinvested neighborhoods across Memphis. Kresge’s funding will support the Memphis community development ecosystem by providing resources for LIFT’s Community Development Corporation(CDC) capacity building fund; a neighborhood empowerment fund for small grassroots organizations; a newly established strategic project investment fund; and the implementation of creative placemaking practices. View Website

Amount

$1,365,000

Year

2022

Location

Memphis, Tennessee

Program

American Cities, Arts & Culture

Focus Area

Place-Based Community Development

Lincoln Institute of Land Policy

This cross-team grant from the American Cities, Arts & Culture, Environment and Health programs will support the Center for Community Investment (CCI)’s core work to undo structural racism and achieve racial equity by dismantling the structural barriers of our current investment system and centering BIPOC communities in a renewed system.  CCI achieves this goal through a mix of cohort-based leadership development and training programs; place-based, multi-partner initiatives designed to build more cohesive community investment ecosystems; and field influence strategies. View Website

Amount

$3,225,000

Year

2023

Location

Cambridge, Massachusetts

Program

American Cities, Arts & Culture, Environment, Health

Focus Area

First Peoples Fund

This general operating grant supports the First Peoples Fund to offer grants, leadership development opportunities, and technical assistance to individual Native artists and the systems that support them, including Native Community Development Financial Institutions and other tribally-based organizations. View Website

Amount

$400,000

Year

2023

Location

Rapid City, S.D.

Program

Arts & Culture

Focus Area

Strengthen the Equitable Creative Placemaking Field

Artspace Projects Inc.

This cross-team grant supports Artspace Project, in partnership with the City of Detroit and a group of community stakeholders, seeking to advance a predevelopment scope of work in the creation of a mixed-use, affordable artists' housing development. View Website

Amount

$200,000

Year

2023

Location

Minneapolis, Minnesota

Program

Arts & Culture, Detroit

Focus Area

Strengthen the Equitable Creative Placemaking Field

Operation Restoration

This general operating grant supports Operation Restoration’s mission to use visual and performing arts to uplift the voices of women and girls directly impacted by incarceration. It works to address root causes of incarceration and barriers to reentry by increasing the agency of currently and formerly incarcerated women to advocate on issues such as access to safe and stable housing, discrimination in employment and education, family reunification and the pervasive effects of bail, fines and fees. View Website

Amount

$300,000

Year

2022

Location

New Orleans, Louisiana

Program

Arts & Culture

Focus Area

Strengthen the Equitable Creative Placemaking Field

Philadelphia Mural Arts Advocates

This general operating grant supports Philadelphia Mural Arts' mission for all people to have a say in the future of their lives and communities - where art and creative practice are respected as critical to a sense of self and place, and its participation in the Arts and Culture team's Creative Practice cohort. View Website

Amount

$300,000

Year

2022

Location

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Program

Arts & Culture

Focus Area

Strengthen the Equitable Creative Placemaking Field

Springboard for the Arts

The grant supports expansion of Springboard for the Arts' guaranteed income project for artists and its narrative change initiative, which seeks to amplify artists’ voices in disrupting and repairing systems to advance economic justice. View Website

Amount

$390,000

Year

2022

Location

St. Paul, Minnesota

Program

Arts & Culture

Focus Area

Mixed Blood Theatre

This general operating grant supports Mixed Blood's mission to utilize performing arts and storytelling to amplify residents’ voices and priorities to address issues connected to housing, criminal justice and public health. Kresge funds will allow Mixed Blood to retain its staff, expand community programs and operations. View Website

Amount

$300,000

Year

2022

Location

Minneapolis, Minnesota

Program

Arts & Culture

Focus Area

Strengthen the Equitable Creative Placemaking Field

East Bay Center for the Performing Arts

This general operating grant supports East Bay Performing Arts Center's mission to engage youth and young adults in imagining and creating new worlds for themselves and new visions for their communities. As a participant in the Creative Practice cohort, Kresge funds will support personnel, and programming, including youth and resident leadership activities and operations. View Website

Amount

$300,000

Year

2022

Location

Richmond, Calif.

Program

Arts & Culture

Focus Area

Strengthen the Equitable Creative Placemaking Field

Greater New Orleans Foundation

This cross-team grant supports the Nonprofit Leadership and Effective Program led by the Greater New Orleans Foundation (GNOF). NLE is an organizational and leadership development program designed to improve the capacity of New Orleans' nonprofit sector through intensive leadership development, technical assistance training, and capacity-building grants. View Website

Amount

$1,350,000

Year

2022

Location

New Orleans, Louisiana

Program

American Cities, Arts & Culture, Environment, Human Services

Focus Area

Place-Based Community Development

Amplify Fund

This grant to the Amplify Fund will support primarily BIPOC-led organizations in seven states and Puerto Rico that are advocating for equitable community development outcomes.  Amplify operates differently than many other funder collaboratives in that major strategic and governance decisions are made primarily by the 55 field partners in the eight places and regions (rather than funders) to ensure that funding decisions authentically represent community priorities. Fiscal Sponsor: Neighborhood Funders Group View Website

Amount

$2,000,000

Year

2022

Location

Oakland, CA

Program

Arts & Culture, Health

Focus Area

Community-Driven Solutions, Strengthen the Equitable Creative Placemaking Field

Marygrove Conservancy

This Detroit-Arts team grant provides project support for the Marygrove Conservancy to: 1) Expand its community engagement capacity; 2) Expand neighborhood and corridor beautification efforts in partnership with the Live6 Alliance; 3) Continue legacy arts and cultural programming ; and 4) Launch the Center for Black Entrepreneurial Excellence. View Website

Amount

$500,000

Year

2022

Location

Detroit, Mich.

Program

Arts & Culture, Detroit

Focus Area

Arts and Culture Ecosystem, Transformative Project/Marygrove

The Highland Project

This cross-team grant among the Detroit, Arts & Culture and American Cities programs will help build and sustain a leadership pipeline of Black women by providing leadership training, capital investments, and network support to Black women leaders seeking to advance educational, economic and social equity in places such as Maryland, Mississippi, New Orleans, Detroit and East Grand Rapids. View Website

Amount

$600,000

Year

2022

Location

New York, NY

Program

American Cities, Arts & Culture, Detroit, Human Services

Focus Area

ThirdSpace Action Lab LLC

This expenditure responsibility grant supports ThirdSpace Action Lab in providing coordination, facilitation, and analysis for the team's Building And Supporting Equitable Development and Creative Practice initiatives over the next two years. View Website

Amount

$440,000

Year

2022

Location

Cleveland, OH

Program

Arts & Culture

Focus Area

Strengthen the Equitable Creative Placemaking Field

Big We Foundation

This grant supports the Big We Foundation’s Southern Shift Initiative, which applies creative practices to resident organizing, restorative community development and wealth building programs in Memphis. View Website

Amount

$500,000

Year

2022

Location

Memphis, TN

Program

Arts & Culture

Focus Area

Center for Community Progress

This cross-team project grant supports the Center for Community Progress to increase equitable land and housing policy in Detroit and the state of Michigan, and integrate Creative Placemaking practices into their resident engagement programs. Kresge funds will support project personnel, resident fellowships and community-engagement programs. View Website

Amount

$800,000

Year

2022

Location

Flint, Mich.

Program

Arts & Culture, Detroit

Focus Area

Strengthen the Equitable Creative Placemaking Field

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