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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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Urban Strategies

This financial amendment will help Urban Strategies, a Memphis NextGen cohort member, maintain delivery of services and support to its participants by facilitating its ability to move to a virtual platform. View Website

Amount

$100,000

Year

2020

Location

St. Louis, Missouri

Program

Human Services

Focus Area

Knowledge Quest

This financial amendment will help Knowledge Quest, a Memphis NextGen cohort member, maintain delivery of services and support their participants by facilitating their ability to move to a virtual platform in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. View Website

Amount

$100,000

Year

2020

Location

Memphis, Tennessee

Program

Human Services

Focus Area

Latino Memphis

This financial amendment to Latino Memphis will provide emergency financial support to continue day to day operations for the next quarter, given the anticipated temporary loss of funds from donors resulting from COVID. View Website

Amount

$150,000

Year

2020

Location

Memphis, Tennessee

Program

Human Services

Focus Area

LIFT

This financial amendment will  help LIFT, a NextGen cohort I member, leverage its efforts to continue providing services and supports virtually during the COVID-19 pandemic. View Website

Amount

$130,000

Year

2020

Location

Washington, D.C.

Program

Human Services

Focus Area

ACCESS

This grant will support the Arab Community Center for Economic and Social Services (ACCESS) to increase its ability and that of its National Network for Arab American Communities to integrate a more explicit focus on SEM with a two generation whole family approach rooted in addressing racial inequity. ACCESS, the largest Arab American community nonprofit in the United States, offers a wide range of social, economic, health and educational services to a diverse population. View Website

Amount

$250,000

Year

2020

Location

Boston, Massachusetts

Program

Human Services

Focus Area

National Domestic Workers Alliance

This grant will support a partnership between the Human Services Program and the NDWA to advance alternative pathways to social and economic mobility for families with mixed-legal status. The National Domestic Workers Alliance is the leading voice for the 2.5 million domestic workers in the U.S. and seeks respect, recognition and inclusion in labor protections.  View Website

Amount

$300,000

Year

2020

Location

New York, New York

Program

Human Services

Focus Area

Center for Urban Families

This grant will support the Center For Urban Families in the early stages of creating a community designed place-based opportunity ecosystem driven by Baltimore residents. The Center for Urban Families seeks to address the key challenges of Baltimore’s urban families by connecting fathers to their children, creating opportunities for financial security through work, and providing access to key interventions.  View Website

Amount

$750,000

Year

2020

Location

Baltimore, Maryland

Program

Human Services

Focus Area

Black Emotional and Mental Health Collective

This grant supports BEAM in assisting organizations with integrating a justice and trauma-informed lens when working with communities of color. The Black Emotional and Mental Health Collective's mission is to remove the barriers that Black people experience getting access to or staying connected with emotional health care and healing. We do this through healing justice based organizing, education, training, grantmaking and advocacy.   View Website

Amount

$150,000

Year

2020

Location

Los Angeles, CA

Program

Human Services

Focus Area

Institute for Women’s Policy Research

The purpose of this grant is to provide support to the Institute for Women Policy Research in implementing its Economic Security and Racial Equity Initiative. The Institute for Women’s Policy Research conducts and communicates research to inspire public dialogue, shape policy, and improve the lives and opportunities of women of diverse backgrounds, circumstances, and experiences.  View Website

Amount

$400,000

Year

2020

Location

Washington, D.C.

Program

Human Services

Focus Area

Leadership for a Networked World

This grant to Leadership for a Networked World  will support the partnership with the Kresge Human Services Program, PolicyLink, and Leadership for a Networked World to co-lead an initial effort to assess the implications of COVID-19 on current public policy and identify new opportunities for equitable policy solutions.Leadership for a Networked World (LNW) helps leaders improve outcomes and value through organizational adaptation and transformation.  View Website

Amount

$150,000

Year

2020

Location

Boston, MA

Program

Human Services

Focus Area

PolicyLink

This initial 6-month grant to PolicyLink will support the partnership with the Kresge Human Services Program, PolicyLink, and Leadership for a Networked World to co-lead an initial effort to assess the implications of COVID-19 on current public policy and identify new opportunities for equitable policy solutions. PolicyLink is a national research and action institute advancing racial and economic equity by Lifting Up What Works.®  View Website

Amount

$150,000

Year

2020

Location

Oakland, California

Program

Human Services

Focus Area

National Council on Crime and Deliquency

With this grant, NCCD will expand Data for Equity, a framework that supports human service organizations in applying a racial equity lens to using data to improve outcomes. NCCD promotes just and equitable social systems for individuals, families, and communities through research, public policy, and practice. View Website

Amount

$600,000

Year

2020

Location

Madison, Wisconsin

Program

Human Services

Focus Area

Pillsbury United Communities

With this grant, Pillsbury United Communities is partnering with Hennepin County, Kresge's Health and Human Services, American Cities Practices, and Arts and Culture programs to design a placed-based ecosystem for policy change towards a more equitable community. To achieve our vision of thriving communities where every person has personal, social, and economic power, Pillsbury United Communities builds systems of interconnected programs and services delivered via neighborhood centers, social enterprises, and partnerships that work together to address complex issues by breaking down barriers and building pathways for people to achieve greater personal health and well being.    View Website

Amount

$750,000

Year

2020

Location

Minneapolis, Minnesota

Program

Human Services

Focus Area

ProInspire

This grant will support ProInspire’s effort to build a community of practice and leadership cohort for CEOs of color in Kresge’s Human Services and Arts & Culture portfolios. ProInspire envisions an equitable and just society – free of systemic oppression where all people thrive.  View Website

Amount

$536,000

Year

2020

Location

Arlington, Virginia

Program

Human Services

Focus Area

Closing the Women’s Wealth Gap

This grant will support Closing the Women’s Wealth Gap, which seeks to advance practical solutions and promising policy to address the women’s wealth gap, by expanding wealth-building opportunities for women living with low-income/low-wealth and women of color.  View Website

Amount

$50,000

Year

2020

Location

Los Angeles, CA

Program

Human Services

Focus Area

UTEC Inc.

This grant will support UTEC to implement a coordinated approach to support policies and programming to improve outcomes for young fathers returning from incarceration in Lowell, MA.  A member of the foundation's inaugural NextGen Cohort Initiative, UTEC works with young people to trade violence and poverty for social and economic success. View Website

Amount

$600,000

Year

2020

Location

Lowell, Massachusetts

Program

Human Services

Focus Area

One Degree

This grant will enable One Degree to expand a chapter in one of Kresge’s priority cities, Detroit. One Degree is a technology driven platform that helps families with low-income access the resources they need to achieve social and economic mobility.  View Website

Amount

$580,000

Year

2020

Location

San Francisco, CA

Program

Human Services

Focus Area

Greater New Orleans Foundation

This grant helps mobilize and support a network of nonprofit organizations that are working to directly serve individuals impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, especially nonprofits that support seniors, the homeless, and low-wage workers. Serving the 13-parish region of metropolitan New Orleans, the foundation works to create a resilient, sustainable, vibrant community by spearheading strategic initiatives, connecting donors to local needs and supporting effective nonprofit organizations. View Website

Amount

$500,000

Year

2020

Location

New Orleans, Louisiana

Program

American Cities, Arts & Culture, Education, Environment, Health, Human Services

Focus Area

Community Foundation of Greater Memphis

This grant supports the community-based grantmaking of the Mid-South COVID-19 Regional Response Fund. The foundation works to strengthen the community through philanthropy. View Website

Amount

$300,000

Year

2020

Location

Memphis, Tennessee

Program

American Cities, Health, Human Services

Focus Area

United Way for Southeastern Michigan

This grant rapidly deploys resources to community-based organizations that are offering emergency relief to vulnerable populations, including seniors, children and low-income families, impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Serving Wayne, Oakland and Macomb counties, the organization is committed to bringing together partners across all sectors to address community concerns and to create sustainable community change.  View Website

Amount

$1,025,000

Year

2020

Location

Detroit, Michigan

Program

Arts & Culture, Detroit, Health, Human Services

Focus Area

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