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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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Michigan College Access Network

This financial amendment funds the Michigan College Access Network’s COVID-19 Response Grants, which provide up to $10,000 each to schools, organizations and communities throughout the state to mitigate COVID-19’s harmful impact on college access and success. The network seeks to increase college readiness, participation and completion rates in Michigan, particularly among students from low-income households, and first-generation and minority students. View Website

Amount

$100,000

Year

2020

Location

Lansing, Michigan

Program

Education

Focus Area

Urban Pathways to College

National College Attainment Network

This financial amendment will enable the National College Attainmnet Network (NCAN) to enhance its online learning platform, called Fundamentals for College Access and Success Providers, in response to increased demand for professional development from practitioners during the COVID-19 pandemic. NCAN's mission is to build, strengthen, and empower communities committed to college access and success so that all students, especially those underrepresented in postsecondary education, can achieve their educational dreams. View Website

Amount

$75,000

Year

2020

Location

Washington, D.C.

Program

Education

Focus Area

Aligning and Strengthening Urban Higher Education Ecosystems

Community Partners

This grant will enable the Southern California College Access Network to create an online hub to help students navigate the unique challenges of college access and success during COVID-19, including evolving campus plans, financial aid, distance learning, mental health and transfer, and help them make informed decisions about higher education in fall 2020 and 2021. Community Partners' mission is to accelerate ideas into action to advance the public good, and will serve as the fiscal sponsor for this grant. View Website

Amount

$100,000

Year

2020

Location

Los Angeles, California

Program

Education

Focus Area

Urban Pathways to College

University of South Florida Foundation

This grant will enable the Florida College Access Network to implement its new 2020-2025 strategic plan to boost postsecondary attainment develop a more robust public policy role to ensure higher education funding and student-centered policies remain a priority during and after the COVID-19 pandemic. The Foundation connects the university with donors who want to make a difference by providing private, philanthropic support to promote student success, academic initiatives, research and other strategic priorities of the University of South Florida, and will serve as fiscal sponsor for this grant. View Website

Amount

$50,000

Year

2020

Location

Tampa, Fla.

Program

Education

Focus Area

Urban Pathways to College

Texas Higher Education Foundation

Geography Served: NULL

Project:

This grant will support the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board in its efforts to provide emergency financial aid to students experiencing basic needs deficiencies, including food and housing insecurity, exacerbated by college closures and COVID-19 related disruptions. The Foundation’s mission is to foster and further evidence-based initiatives that positively impact postsecondary outcomes in Texas, and will serve as fiscal sponsor for this grant. View Website

Amount

$125,000

Year

2020

Location

Austin, Texas

Program

Education

Focus Area

Education Commission of the States

This financial amendment will enable Education Commission of the States to enhance and apply state policies and practices that help students transition successfully from high school into postsecondary education during the COVID-19 pandemic, and ensures Michigan state higher education leaders receive tailored guidance about responding to the complex educational conditions caused by the pandemic. Education Commission of the States partners with education policy leaders to address issues by sharing resources and expertise. View Website

Amount

$50,000

Year

2020

Location

Denver, Colorado

Program

Education

Focus Area

Institutional Capacity Building for Student Success

University of KwaZulu-Natal

This three-year grant supports University of KwaZulu-Natal's participation in Siyaphumelela, a national network of evidence-based student success approaches to increase postsecondary completion rates across South Africa. The University of KwaZulu-Natal is a truly South African University of Choice that is academically excellent, innovative in research, entrepreneurial, and critically engaged with society. View Website

Amount

$300,000

Year

2020

Location

Durban, South Africa

Program

Education

Focus Area

University of the Free State

This three-year grant supports University of the Free State's participation in Siyaphumelela, a national network of evidence-based student success approaches to increase postsecondary completion rates across South Africa. The multicultural, bilingual university offers undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in seven disciplines to 33,000 students across three campuses in the Free State Province in central South Africa. View Website

Amount

$300,000

Year

2020

Location

Bloemfontein, South Africa

Program

Education

Focus Area

University of Cape Town

This three-year grant supports University of Cape Town's participation in Siyaphumelela, a national network of evidence-based student success approaches to increase postsecondary completion rates across South Africa. University of Cape Town is committed to engaging with the key issues of our natural and social worlds through outstanding teaching, research and scholarship.  View Website

Amount

$300,000

Year

2020

Location

Rondebosch, South Africa

Program

Education

Focus Area

New America Foundation

This grant provides the New America Foundation with operating support to ensure that its higher education program -- which focuses on policy analysis to help higher education become more accessible, innovative, outcomes-focused and equitable -- will continue to meet the challenges posed to institutions and the students they serve in the COVID-19 era. The New America Foundation, a nonpartisan public-policy institute, invests in new thinkers and ideas to address the nation’s next generation of challenges, including national security, technology, asset building, health, energy, education and the economy.  View Website

Amount

$150,000

Year

2020

Location

Washington, D.C.

Program

Education

Focus Area

University of the Western Cape

This three-year grant supports the University of the Western Cape's participation in Siyaphumelela, a national network of evidence-based student success approaches to increase postsecondary completion rates across South Africa. The former apartheid government founded this historically Black institution, located near Cape Town, to serve Coloured South Africans only, but the university embraced a new mission in the 1970s to serve all races and become the intellectual home of progressive forces. View Website

Amount

$300,000

Year

2020

Location

Bellville, Cape Town, South Africa

Program

Education

Focus Area

Michigan College Access Network

Geography Served: Detroit, Michigan

Project:

This grant amendment enables the Detroit College Access Network (DCAN) to expand its partnership with GetSchooled to provide additional college advising support for current high school students whose pathways to college have been disrupted by COVID-19. DCAN's mission is to increase post-secondary readiness, enrollment, and attainment so that all students in Detroit can achieve their educational dreams. The Michicgan College Access Network serves as the fiscal sponsor.  View Website

Amount

$100,000

Year

2020

Location

Lansing, Michigan

Program

Education

Focus Area

Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University

This three-year grant supports Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University's participation in Siyaphumelela, a national network of evidence-based student success approaches to increase postsecondary completion rates across South Africa. The university offers a diverse range of educational, research and leadership development opportunities designed to make a critical and constructive contribution to regional, national and global sustainability. View Website

Amount

$300,000

Year

2020

Location

Port Elizabeth, South Africa

Program

Education

Focus Area

South African Institute for Distance Education

Saide's mission is to increase equitable and meaningful access to knowledge, skills and learning through the adoption of open learning principles and distance education methods. This three-year grant provides coordination, management, and development support to the South African Siyaphumelela student success network as it expands nationally to increase student completion rates through evidence-based interventions. View Website

Amount

$1,500,000

Year

2020

Location

Braamfontein, South Africa

Program

Education

Focus Area

University of the Witwatersrand

This three-year grant supports the University of the Witwatersrand's participation in Siyaphumelela, a national network of evidence-based student success approaches to increase postsecondary completion rates across South Africa. The mission of the University of the Witwatersrand is to grow its global stature as a leading research-intensive university and a gateway to research engagement and intellectual achievement in Africa. View Website

Amount

$300,000

Year

2020

Location

Johannesburg, South Africa

Program

Education

Focus Area

Durban University of Technology

This three-year grant supports Durban University of Technology's participation in Siyaphumelela, a national network of evidence-based student success approaches to increase postsecondary completion rates across South Africa. Durban University of Technology is career-focused and predominately undergraduate urban university with seven campuses serving primarily low-income students of color, many from the province of KwaZulu-Natal. View Website

Amount

$300,000

Year

2020

Location

Durban, South Africa

Program

Education

Focus Area

MDC Inc.

MDC is a national nonprofit that helps organizations and communities close the gaps that separate people from opportunity. This grant supports efforts to build the capacity of select Southern cities to increase upward economic mobility for youth from low-income households through higher education attainment. View Website

Amount

$125,000

Year

2020

Location

Chapel Hill, North Carolina

Program

Education

Focus Area

National Student Legal Defense Network

The National Student Legal Defense Network (NSLDN) is a nonprofit organization that works, through litigation and advocacy, to advance students' rights to educational opportunity and to ensure that higher education provides a launching point for economic mobility. This grant supports litigation and advocacy efforts that advance students’ rights to educational opportunity. View Website

Amount

$110,000

Year

2020

Location

Washington, D.C.

Program

Education

Focus Area

Graduate Network, Inc.

This grant support efforts to re-enroll and graduate the 36 million “comebacker” students, who have some college credit but no degree, and who will increasingly seek additional education and training in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. Graduate! Network, Inc. aims to increase the number of adults completing college, by engaging business, higher education, government, organized labor, economic development, community building organizations, social service providers, and college graduates to align existing resources, remove barriers and create new pathways for adults to complete a college degree. View Website

Amount

$180,000

Year

2020

Location

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Program

Education

Focus Area

Community Growth Educational Foundation, Inc.

This grant supports efforts to build, elevate and support local chambers of commerce to advance Urban Higher Education Ecosystems as key economic recovery drivers in the wake of COVID-19. The foundation supports the work of the Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives, which is an organization of business leaders working to advance their communities. View Website

Amount

$360,000

Year

2020

Location

Alexandria, Virginia

Program

Education

Focus Area

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