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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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National College Attainment Network

This grant will enable the National College Attainment Network (NCAN) to address COVID-19’s unprecedented negative impact on college enrollment, especially among low-income and students of color. View Website

Amount

$2.4 million

Year

2021

Location

Washington, D.C.

Program

Education

Focus Area

Urban Pathways to College

APIA Scholars

To promote educational equity and identify mental health supports for Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander (NHPI) college students. View Website

Amount

$250,000

Year

2021

Location

Washington, D.C.

Program

Education

Focus Area

Urban Pathways to College

UNITE-LA Inc.

This grant will provide unrestricted support to UNITE-LA, a critical nonprofit that delivers programs, supports city stakeholder partnership, and advocates for policies to increase equitable educational outcomes from cradle-to-career.  UNITE-LA has long championed business and nonprofit organizations to support the local postsecondary education ecosystem and houses the LA Compact, which seeks to close the education and workforce gaps caused by systemic inequities and racism. View Website

Amount

$360,000.00

Year

2021

Location

Los Angeles, California

Program

Education

Focus Area

Aligning and Strengthening Urban Higher Education Ecosystems

University of Denver

This grant will create the Minority Serving Institutions (MSI) Data Project, which will provide longitudinal data and resources on MSIs to researchers, policymakers, advocates, and the broader MSI community. View Website

Amount

$75,000.00

Year

2021

Location

Program

Education

Focus Area

Institutional Capacity Building for Student Success

Georgia State University Foundation Inc.

This grant will provide start-up and endowment capital for the National Institute of Student Success (NISS), which aims to help institutions implement data-centered, technology-driven, and evidence-based systems transformations needed to increase college access and completion. View Website

Amount

$2,000,000.00

Year

2021

Location

Atlanta, Ga.

Program

Education

Focus Area

Institutional Capacity Building for Student Success

MDRC

This grant will extend for one year the randomized control trial of the Detroit College Promise Path, a support program for students participating in the Detroit Promise Scholarship. View Website

Amount

$40,000.00

Year

2021

Location

New York, New York

Program

Education

Focus Area

Aligning and Strengthening Urban Higher Education Ecosystems

EdSource

This grant will enable EdSource, a nonpartisan, online news organization covering California’s P-16 educational system, to continue its high-quality reporting on the challenges facing California’s students, especially those attending community colleges and the Cal State University (CSU) system. View Website

Amount

$75,000.00

Year

2021

Location

Oakland, California

Program

Education

Focus Area

Henry Ford Community College

This grant will support Henry Ford Community College's efforts to address immediate financial barriers for students who are registered in the State of Michigan's Futures for Frontliners (F4F) program. View Website

Amount

$50,000.00

Year

2021

Location

Dearborn, Mich.

Program

Education

Focus Area

Macomb Community College Foundation

This grant will support Macomb Community College's efforts to address immediate financial barriers for students who are registered in the State of Michigan's Futures for Frontliners (F4F) program. View Website

Amount

$50,000.00

Year

2021

Location

Warren, Michigan

Program

Education

Focus Area

Regents of the University of California, Los Angeles

This grant will enable UCLA’s Institute for Immigration, Globalization, and Education (IGE), an interdisciplinary research and advocacy center, to develop and promote effective campus and policy responses to anti-Asian racism. View Website

Amount

$75,000.00

Year

2021

Location

Los Angeles, California

Program

Education

Focus Area

Fund for the City of New York

This grant will enable the Presidents’ Alliance on Higher Education and Immigration, a national advocacy organization, to unite college and university leaders to advocate for improved postsecondary access and success for undocumented students; almost 30% of all higher education students are first- (including undocumented) or second-generation immigrant students who are significantly impacted by immigration policies. View Website

Amount

$250,000.00

Year

2021

Location

Program

Education

Focus Area

South African Institute for Advancement (Inyathelo)

This grant will support the South African Institute for Advancement (Inyathelo) as it transitions from serving as manager of Kresge’s investments in South Africa’s higher education fundraising capacity. View Website

Amount

$225,000.00

Year

2021

Location

Woodstock, Cape Town, South Africa

Program

Education

Focus Area

MDC Inc.

This grant will enable MDC to launch the latest version of "The State of the South" (SOTS), its signature effort to examine the region’s demographics and economic mobility through an equity lens. View Website

Amount

$100,000.00

Year

2021

Location

Chapel Hill, North Carolina

Program

Education

Focus Area

PolicyLink

This cross-team operating grant will support PolicyLink, a national research and action institute working to achieve equity—just and fair inclusion into a society in which all can participate, prosper, and reach their full potential, a potent antidote to inequality and the superior growth model. View Website

Amount

$2,250,000.00

Year

2021

Location

Oakland, California

Program

Arts & Culture, Education, Social Investment Practice

Focus Area

Education Trust Inc.

This grant will enable the Education Trust to influence national policy debates on college student debt and advocate for changes to practices that exacerbate the disproportionate impact the student loan crisis has on Black borrowers. Since 2020, Ed Trust has collected nearly 1,300 survey responses and conducted over 100 interviews with Black borrowers representing a range of higher education experiences. This data set shows the negative effects of student loan policies, including the pitfalls of income-driven repayment plans, the impacts of the pandemic, and the potential benefits of federal loan relief and cancellation proposals. View Website

Amount

$125,000.00

Year

2021

Location

Washington, D.C.

Program

Education

Focus Area

College Promise

This grant will enable College Promise, a national bipartisan organization launched by President Obama in 2015, to both monitor and support cities and states as they implement free community college programs, and to manage Kresge’s CoPro2.0 initiative. This grant, which includes additional operating support, will help College Promise facilitate CoPro2.0 learning exchanges, larger convenings, and produce reports and briefs to help policymakers implement equitable and financially  sustainable tuition-free community college programs nationwide. View Website

Amount

$700,000.00

Year

2021

Location

Program

Education

Focus Area

Grantmakers for Education

This grant will enable Grantmakers for Education (GFE) to plan and host its annual conference with both virtual and in-person components and reaffirm its commitment to supporting learners. Funding will support technology, staff time, speakers, and costs associated with organizing a hybrid convening for the expected 1,000 participants. With the theme “Celebrating 25 Years: A Vision for the Future of Learning and Justice,” the purpose of this year’s conference is to unite funders and experts to collectively explore a vision for the future of learning and justice, as well as to celebrate the quarter-century milestone. The mutual support and knowledge-building GFE provides to its members will be more important than ever to ensure momentum to advance racial justice in philanthropy. View Website

Amount

$61,200.00

Year

2021

Location

Portland, Oregon

Program

Education

Focus Area

Degrees of Change

To subsidize school district access to the Degrees of Change digital app, GuidEd Insight, to enable analysis, reporting, and visualization of student enrollment data. View Website

Amount

$500,000

Year

2021

Location

Tacoma

Program

Education

Focus Area

Urban Pathways to College

Thurgood Marshall College Fund, Inc.

This grant will enable the Thurgood Marshall College Fund (TMCF), in partnership with Delaware State University (a public HBCU) and other vendors, to facilitate the next phase of an online degree completion pilot for HBCU near completers. P Although slightly delayed due to the pandemic, the partnership is stronger after leveraging DSU’s existing relationships with enrollment consultants and marketing specialists who have helped it to identify and re-enroll students who stopped out of college before graduating. View Website

Amount

$488,000.00

Year

2021

Location

Washington, D.C.

Program

Education

Focus Area

Institutional Capacity Building for Student Success

Swipe Out Hunger

This grant will enable Swipe Out Hunger to hire the consultants needed to merge with the College and University Food Bank Alliance. One in three college students experience hunger, and challenges with meeting basic needs can be a major impediment to persistence and completion - an issue the pandemic has exacerbated. By merging, these two organizations will achieve greater scale and responsiveness to the needs of students and campuses post-pandemic. View Website

Amount

$100,000.00

Year

2021

Location

Los Angeles, California

Program

Education

Focus Area

Institutional Capacity Building for Student Success

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