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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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American Citizens for Justice

This grant provides support for the 40th Rededication and Remembrance for Vincent Chin — a four-day commemoration to honor Chin’s legacy, highlight the Asian American civil rights movement, and spark renewed dialogue around solidarity organizing in Detroit and across the country. Among other things, the commemoration will include a relaunch of the newly restored “Who Killed Vincent Chin” documentary, community panels that both reflect back and look forward on the continuum of AAPI activism, a graveside memorial, as well as a short film series airing on DPTV throughout 2022. View Website

Amount

$500,000

Year

2022

Location

Westland, MI

Program

Detroit

Focus Area

Detroit Champions for HOPE

This joint grant between the Detroit and Human Services teams provides project support to Detroit Champions of Hope to continue serving as the lead agency in implementing the parent and family engagement and advocacy strategy of the Hope Starts Here framework. View Website

Amount

$550,000

Year

2022

Location

Detroit, Michigan

Program

Detroit, Human Services

Focus Area

Early Childhood / Hope Starts Here

CultureSource

This grant seeks to provide funding to CultureSource for the three-year implementation of key programmatic functions of the Detroit Arts Support initiative (DAS). View Website

Amount

$257,000

Year

2022

Location

Detroit, Michigan

Program

Detroit

Focus Area

Arts and Culture Ecosystem

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

Focus Area

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

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

Fair Elections Center

This joint grant between the Education and Detroit teams will enable Fair Elections Center, a national, nonpartisan voting rights and election reform organization, to strengthen campus voter registration, education, and turnout programs at an expanded number of campuses, including a number in Michigan and several HBCUs. View Website

Amount

$200,000

Year

2022

Location

Washington, D.C.

Program

Detroit, Education

Focus Area

In Our Backyards Inc.

This grant provides project support for the Detroit office of In Our Backyards (ioby), a national organization that uses a crowd-resourcing platform to support community-led projects. ioby provides training, resources and coaching to grow the capacity of community leaders in executing small-scale projects that create positive change in their neighborhoods. View Website

Amount

$300,000

Year

2022

Location

Brooklyn, New York

Program

Detroit

Focus Area

Equitable Community Development

ARISE Detroit!

This grant provides ARISE Detroit! with three years of general operating support. Among other efforts, ARISE holds a Neighborhoods Day each summer to unite Detroit neighborhoods through community service and community improvement projects in more than 100 neighborhoods across the city. View Website

Amount

$405,000

Year

2022

Location

Detroit, Michigan

Program

Detroit

Focus Area

Equitable Community Development

Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan

This grant provides funding to the Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan's statewide philanthropic fund to to support the critical resettlement needs for at least 1,600 Afghan refugees whom Michigan has been approved to receive. View Website

Amount

$100,000

Year

2022

Location

Detroit, Michigan

Program

Detroit

Focus Area

Equitable Community Development

Community Connections Grant Program

Community Connections will 1) award 10-15 small grants to support neighborhood-based, child-centered placemaking projects through a community-led application and review process; 2) provide capacity building support to small, neighborhood-based groups implementing these projects; and 3) communicate the program's impact. View Website

Amount

$210,000

Year

2022

Location

Detroit, Michigan

Program

Detroit

Focus Area

Equitable Community Development

Southeastern Michigan Health Association

This grant will enable the Southeast Michigan Health Association to design Community Health Workers resource hubs and job placement services — enabling paraprofessionals to facilitate access to health and human services within Detroit neighborhoods and across the region by offering continuing education, workforce development and job placement. View Website

Amount

$130,000

Year

2022

Location

Detroit, Michigan

Program

Detroit

Focus Area

Equitable Community Development

Southwest Solutions, Inc.

This grant will enable Southwest Solutions - under the leadership of a new CEO - to hire a seasoned executive who will coordinate engagement, communications, and development activities in support of the organization's new strategic focus on improving equity in health, housing, and wealth for Detroiters through integrated service delivery. View Website

Amount

$400,000

Year

2022

Location

Detroit, Michigan

Program

Detroit

Focus Area

Equitable Community Development

Invest Detroit Foundation

This grant provides continued project support for the second round of Invest Detroit’s Strategic Neighborhood Fund (SNF) for equitable and inclusive revitalization efforts in Detroit’s neighborhoods. View Website

Amount

$5,000,000

Year

2022

Location

Detroit, Michigan

Program

Detroit

Focus Area

Plowshares Theatre Company

This grant will provide project support for the Plowshares Theatre Company (PTC) to develop “Hastings Street,” an original theatrical production focused on the history and cultural narrative(s) of Detroit’s historic Black Bottom neighborhood, the predominately African-American community forcibly displaced through urban renewal policies clearing land that would become Lafayette Park and I-375. View Website

Amount

$100,000

Year

2022

Location

Detroit, MI

Program

Detroit

Focus Area

Arts and Culture Ecosystem

University of Detroit Mercy

This grant provides project support to the University of Detroit Mercy’s School of Architecture and Community Development, in partnership with the Live6 Alliance, to facilitate and implement a placemaking strategy for Detroit’s Livernois-McNichols District. View Website

Amount

$185,900

Year

2022

Location

Detroit, Michigan

Program

Detroit

Focus Area

Starfish Family Services Inc.

This grant provides an operating subsidy to Starfish Family Services for the ongoing operations of the Marygrove Early Education Center, enabling the Center to continue its mixed-revenue model to ensure socioeconomic diversity, to implement leading-edge program design, and expand its whole-child-, whole-family-based Healthy Families Center. View Website

Amount

$1,200,000

Year

2022

Location

Inkster, Michigan

Program

Detroit

Focus Area

Transformative Project/Marygrove

Marygrove Conservancy

This grant provides general operating support to the Marygrove Conservancy to maintain and operate the Marygrove campus and to support the Conservancy’s day-to-day operations, including facility maintenance, staffing, security, utilities, and other functions . View Website

Amount

$875,000

Year

2022

Location

Detroit, Mich.

Program

Detroit

Focus Area

Transformative Project/Marygrove

U3 Advisors Inc.

This expenditure responsibility grant will fund U3 Advisors (U3A) to provide strategic consultation and technical support for the ongoing implementation of the Marygrove Transformation Project and to build the long-term capacity of the Live6 Alliance. View Website

Amount

$117,900

Year

2022

Location

New York, New York

Program

Detroit

Focus Area

Transformative Project/Marygrove

Non-Profit Enterprise at Work, Inc.

This grant provides operating support to Non-Profit Enterprise at Work, one of five nonprofits that form a collaborative committed to strengthening nonprofit sector capacity in Detroit. View Website

Amount

$300,000

Year

2022

Location

Ann Arbor, Michigan

Program

Detroit

Focus Area

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