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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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Trustees of Tufts College

This grant will enable the Tufts University Institute for Democracy & Higher Education to expand its reporting and consultation capacity for more than 1,000 colleges and universities via the National Study of Learning, Voting, and Engagement. View Website

Amount

$225,000

Year

2022

Location

Medford, Mass.

Program

Education

Focus Area

The Andrew Goodman Foundation

This grant will enable The Andrew Goodman Foundation to recruit and support emerging HBCU student leaders with leadership training. View Website

Amount

$200,000

Year

2022

Location

10 Mountainview Road, Upper Saddle, NJ 07458

Program

Education

Focus Area

Africa Grantmakers’ Affinity Group

This grant will provide membership support for the Africa Grantmakers’ Affinity Group (AGAG), the only U.S.-based organization that provides networking, convening, and information services to grantmakers working in Africa. View Website

Amount

$50,000

Year

2022

Location

Washington, D.C.

Program

Education

Focus Area

Civic Nation

This grant will enable Civic Nation to strengthen its ALL IN Challenge initiative, a large-scale effort to build democratic engagement challenges - including state or city voting challenges or athletic conference challenges - among 485 participating colleges and institutions. View Website

Amount

$200,000

Year

2022

Location

Washington, D.C.

Program

Education

Focus Area

Jolt Initiative

This joint grant between Education and Arts & Culture will support the Jolt Initiative, a multi-issue civic-engagement organization working to increase the voting power of young Latinx people in Texas by encouraging high school seniors and college students to develop content that presents and reimagines their cultural heritage. View Website

Amount

$200,000

Year

2022

Location

Austin, Texas

Program

Arts & Culture, Education

Focus Area

Student Borrower Protection Center

The Student Borrower Protection Center at UC-Irvine, the only academic center focused on the intersection of student debt and legal policy, has built broad coalitions of student, consumer, civil rights, and other groups to educate state policymakers about the social impact of student debt, spurring passage of new consumer protection laws in several states. View Website

Amount

$500,000

Year

2022

Location

Washington, D.C.

Program

Education

Focus Area

Tulane University

This grant will enable Tulane to double its efforts to coordinate and provide analytic support to college access and success work in New Orleans. It will increase community collaboration, improve the training and mobilization of college access practitioners, and target specific numerical FAFSA completion goals for high school seniors. View Website

Amount

$405,000

Year

2022

Location

New Orleans, Louisiana

Program

Education

Focus Area

Urban Pathways to College

Graduate Network, Inc.

This grant will strengthen The Graduate! Network's (TGN) efforts to help more of the nation’s 45 million Comebackers (adults with some credit but no degree) re-enter and succeed in college. View Website

Amount

$600,000

Year

2022

Location

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Program

Education

Focus Area

Urban Pathways to College

Education Trust Inc.

This general operating support grant will support Ed Trust’s postsecondary mission to eliminate opportunity gaps for college students of color and those from low-income communities. View Website

Amount

$750,000

Year

2022

Location

Washington, D.C.

Program

Education

Focus Area

Student Success Network 

New York City’s Student Success Network will create culturally-responsive policy improvements in the city’s college advising ecosystem by partnering with current college advisers and a critical consciousness expert to examine the limitations of traditional college coaching, surface new practice recommendations, test and refine the new practices, and share these learnings and recommendations with college advisers nationally. View Website

Amount

$300,000

Year

2022

Location

Program

Education

Focus Area

Institutional Capacity Building for Student Success

Michigan Community College Association Foundation

The Michigan Center for Student Success will continue to serve as a hub to link practice, research and policy related to student persistence at the state’s 28 community colleges. This grant enables the Center to strengthen its communications capacity with member colleges, lead statewide cross-sector initiatives, and engage with and learn from national student success initiatives. View Website

Amount

$750,000

Year

2022

Location

Program

Education

Focus Area

Institutional Capacity Building for Student Success

Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives Foundation

The Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives will work with 30-40 chambers to create professional development strategies that will use an equity lens to align credentials and degrees to industry sectors with clear paths for economic mobility and advancement. View Website

Amount

$700,000

Year

2022

Location

VA

Program

Education

Focus Area

Aligning and Strengthening Urban Higher Education Ecosystems

The Aspen Institute Inc.

This grant supports two distinct but related efforts:  the biannual awarding of the $1 million Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence, and the creation of a data benchmarking tool that will help community colleges understand how they compare to their peers on a series of equity-funded student success metrics. View Website

Amount

$500,000

Year

2022

Location

Washington, D.C.

Program

Education

Focus Area

Institutional Capacity Building for Student Success

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

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

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