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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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Henry Ford Community College

This grant will address immediate financial barriers facing “Futures for Frontliners” students at Henry Ford Community College. View Website

Amount

Year

2021

Location

Dearborn, Mich.

Program

Education

Focus Area

California State University Long Beach

This multi-year grant will enable the California State University (CSU) system to understand the impact and to assess the efficacy of the CSU Rapid Re-Housing Initiative, an effort designed to address housing insecurity and improve student success. View Website

Amount

550,000

Year

2021

Location

Long Beach, CA

Program

Education

Focus Area

Urban Pathways to College

James B. Hunt Jr. Institute for Educational Leadership and Policy Foundation, Inc.

This two-year grant will enable the bipartisan Hunt Institute to equip state policymakers and elected leaders with learning opportunities, platforms for cross-state collaboration, and evidence-based strategies for improving postsecondary education success for underrepresented students. View Website

Amount

$150,000

Year

2021

Location

Durham, North Carolina

Program

Education

Focus Area

Institute for College Access and Success Inc.

This two-year grant will support the mission and programs of the Institute for College Access & Success (TICAS), a nonpartisan policy and research organization that promotes affordability, accountability and equity in higher education. View Website

Amount

$500,000

Year

2021

Location

Oakland, California

Program

Education

Focus Area

Foundation for California Community Colleges

This two-year grant will help to ensure that the California College Guidance Initiative’s (CCGI) CaliforniaColleges.edu college admissions, data and career planning service will be scaled statewide by 2023-2024. View Website

Amount

$500,000

Year

2021

Location

Sacramento, California

Program

Education

Focus Area

Urban Pathways to College

John N. Gardner Institute for Excellence in Undergraduate Education

This multi-year grant will enable the John N. Gardner Institute for Excellence in Undergraduate Education, a nonprofit leader in learning and retention, to redesign “gateway” courses at up to five colleges to improve student success. View Website

Amount

408,000

Year

2021

Location

Brevard, North Carolina

Program

Education

Focus Area

Institutional Capacity Building for Student Success

Higher Learning Advocates

This grant will enable Higher Learning Advocates to help remove federal policy barriers preventing college students from accessing means-tested programs and to advance policy proposals to better serve students’ needs. View Website

Amount

125,000

Year

2021

Location

Washington, D.C.

Program

Education

Focus Area

The Center for Michigan Inc.

This three-year, cross-team grant will enable the Center for Michigan both to strengthen its statewide journalism platform focused on issues affecting the state and support BridgeDetroit, a local community-based news source launched in 2020 to elevate diverse media voices and reflect Detroiters’ interests and priorities. View Website

Amount

675,000

Year

2021

Location

Ann Arbor, Michigan

Program

Detroit, Education, Human Services

Focus Area

Coalition of Urban and Metropolitan Universities

This grant will enable the Coalition of Urban and Metropolitan Universities (CUMU) to facilitate its virtual Summer Action Summit on housing insecurity at urban colleges. View Website

Amount

18,000

Year

2021

Location

Towson, Maryland

Program

Education

Focus Area

Aligning and Strengthening Urban Higher Education Ecosystems

Veterans Education Success Inc.

This two-year grant enables the growth and impact of Veterans Education Success (VES), a nonprofit, nonpartisan advocacy organization that promotes federal postsecondary policies and programs for veterans and current service members. View Website

Amount

$350,000

Year

2021

Location

Washington, D.C.

Program

Education

Focus Area

Intercultural Development Research Association

This grant will help to strengthen the Intercultural Development Research Association’s Education Policy Fellowship program. View Website

Amount

$200,000

Year

2021

Location

San Antonio, Texas

Program

Education

Focus Area

Institutional Capacity Building for Student Success

James B. Hunt Jr. Institute for Educational Leadership and Policy Foundation, Inc.

This grant provides support for The Hunt Institute to educate and engage state policymakers about strategies to improve postsecondary education and reduce race-based gaps in attainment. View Website

Amount

$150,000

Year

2021

Location

Durham, North Carolina

Program

Education

Focus Area

SeaChange Capital Parnters, Inc.

This grant will enable SeaChange, which provides grants, loans, consulting and research for nonprofits facing complex financial and organizational challenges, to pilot the Transformational Partnerships Fund (TPF), a $2.5m pooled fund providing postsecondary leaders flexible support to explore and form long-term strategic partnerships or mergers. View Website

Amount

$500,000

Year

2021

Location

New York, New York

Program

Education

Focus Area

Institutional Capacity Building for Student Success

APIA Scholars

This grant will enable Asian & Pacific Islander American (APIA) Scholars’ growth as a thought leader and national advocate for Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander (NHPI) college students by funding two distinct but interrelated projects: 1) implementation of student success strategies at partnering colleges; and 2) exploration of mental health supports through a digital app. View Website

Amount

$250,000

Year

2021

Location

Washington, D.C.

Program

Education

Focus Area

Institutional Capacity Building for Student Success

Intercultural Development Research Association

This grant will enable the Intercultural Research Development Association (IDRA), a Texas-based research and advocacy organization, to strengthen its Education Policy Fellows program by expanding its programmatic partnerships, refining its curriculum, and broadening its communication efforts. View Website

Amount

$200,000

Year

2021

Location

San Antonio, Texas

Program

Education

Focus Area

Institutional Capacity Building for Student Success

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

Bottom Line

This grant will enable Bottom Line to pilot a fee-for-service strategy that leverages its evidence-based model and tools to train thousands of advisors to improve the quality of their advising.  Bottom Line is a national direct service college access and success provider. View Website

Amount

$200,000

Year

2021

Location

Boston, MA

Program

Education

Focus Area

Urban Pathways to College

San Diego State University’s Center for Equity and Postsecondary Attainment (CEPA)

This grant will enable San Diego State University’s Center for Equity and Postsecondary Attainment (CEPA) to address the COVID-19 pandemic’s deleterious impact on college enrollment and persistence, especially among low-income and students of color. View Website

Amount

$250,000

Year

2021

Location

San Diego, CA

Program

Education

Focus Area

Urban Pathways to College

Civic Nation

This financial amendment to the ALL IN Campus Democracy Challenge, the student civic engagement division of Civic Nation, supports efforts to boost student civic engagement, including voting. View Website

Amount

$25,000

Year

2020

Location

Washington, D.C.

Program

Education

Focus Area

Community Partners

This financial amendment to the Southern California College Access Network (SoCal CAN) supports continued efforts to advance equitable college access for Los Angelenos in public housing. Community Partners serves as fiscal sponsor. View Website

Amount

$200,000

Year

2020

Location

Los Angeles, California

Program

Education

Focus Area

Aligning and Strengthening Urban Higher Education Ecosystems

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