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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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Nation Outside

The grant will support the Human Services and Detroit Programs' partnership with Nation Outside (NO) to implement a civic engagement, social cohesion, and power-building effort primarily with fathers of color in Detroit. Safe and Just Michigan is the fiscal sponsor for NO. View Website

Amount

$100,000

Year

2021

Location

Lansing, Michigan

Program

Detroit, Human Services

Focus Area

Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital Of Chicago

Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago

The purpose of this grant is to provide support to the Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago, in partnership with Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine’s Center for Community Health, for the Helping Michigan Fathers and Families Thrive project. View Website

Amount

$100,000

Year

2021

Location

Chicago, Illinois

Program

Detroit, Health, Human Services

Focus Area

Family Independence Initiative

This cross-team grant with the Detroit Program will support the Family Independence Initiative in developing a plan for a Detroit-based guaranteed-income pilot project for Black and Brown business employees. Family Independence has refined a model of investing directly in families with low income to foster social and economic mobility. View Website

Amount

$100,000

Year

2021

Location

Oakland, California

Program

Detroit, Human Services

Focus Area

Hyphen

This grant supports Panorama Global to serve as the fiscal sponsor for Hyphen, a newly launched intermediary for high-impact public-philanthropic partnerships that address the most urgent issues facing our nation and advance long-term solutions to achieve equitable outcomes for all. View Website

Amount

$500,000

Year

2021

Location

Program

Detroit, Health, Human Services

Focus Area

ISAIC The Industrial Sewing and Innovation Center

This grant will support the Industrial Sewing and Innovation Center (ISAIC) to expand its Midtown learning and advanced manufacturing institute and provide a pathway for Detroiters to economic stability and mobility through worker ownership. View Website

Amount

$106,000

Year

2021

Location

Program

Detroit, Human Services

Focus Area

Detroit Employment Solutions Corp.

This grant will provide project support for the Detroit Employment Solutions Corporation (DESC) in an effort by the City of Detroit to significantly reduce Detroit’s poverty rate over the next five years and maximize resources from the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARPA) to improve the social and economic mobility of Detroiters. View Website

Amount

$700,000

Year

2021

Location

Detroit, Michigan

Program

Detroit, Human Services

Focus Area

Whole Child Strategies, Inc.

This grant supports Whole Child Strategies' efforts to build long-term social and economic mobility for individuals and families in Memphis's Klondike and Smokey City neighborhoods. View Website

Amount

$450,000

Year

2021

Location

Memphis, Tennessee

Program

American Cities, Human Services

Focus Area

East Bay Community Law Center

East Bay Community Law Center

This grant will support the East Bay Community Law Center's implementation of a comprehensive policy and advocacy platform to prioritize the needs and barriers faced by women of color and incorporate a power-building and civic engagement approach in building generational wealth. View Website

Amount

$400,000

Year

2021

Location

Berkeley, California

Program

Human Services

Focus Area

Women's Foundation Of The South

Women’s Foundation of the South

This cross-team grant will support continued capacity building at the Women’s Foundation of the South, as it works to build the health, wealth and power of women and girls of color across the American South. View Website

Amount

$300,000

Year

2021

Location

New Orleans, Louisiana

Program

American Cities, Detroit, Human Services

Focus Area

Arlington Community Foundation

This grant provides funding for Arlington Community Foundation (ACF) to launch an 18-month unconditional cash pilot program for low-income families. View Website

Amount

$200,000

Year

2021

Location

Arlington, Virginia

Program

American Cities, Human Services

Focus Area

Women's Foundation For A Greater Memphis

Women’s Foundation for a Greater Memphis

The purpose of this grant is to support the Women’s Foundation for a Greater Memphis to strengthen and enhance their programmatic and policy efforts to advance closing the women’s wealth gap for women of color in Memphis. View Website

Amount

$500,000

Year

2021

Location

Memphis, Tennessee

Program

Human Services

Focus Area

The Sycamore Institute

The Sycamore Institute

This grant supports the Sycamore Institute's implementation of a multi-pronged, 2Gen effort to advance social and economic mobility in Tennessee by uncovering the family and community characteristics and opportunities that disrupt relationships between family poverty, exposure to sources of toxic stress, and child outcomes. View Website

Amount

$125,000

Year

2021

Location

Nashville, Tennessee

Program

Human Services

Focus Area

Race Forward

This grant will provide general operating support for Race Forward, the largest multiracial racial-justice organization in the country. Race Forward catalyzes racial justice by working with community advocates, government officials and staff, local experts, and national leaders to build shared analysis; create policy strategies that engage and build multigenerational, multisectoral, and multiracial alliances; and craft strong communication narratives on how to talk about race effectively to center equity in the public discourse. View Website

Amount

$1,100,000

Year

2021

Location

New York, New York

Program

Arts & Culture, Environment, Human Services

Focus Area

MDC Inc.

This grant will advance racial equity and improve social and economic mobility in the South through systems change and a place-based approach. View Website

Amount

$700,000

Year

2021

Location

Chapel Hill, North Carolina

Program

Human Services

Focus Area

National Skills Coalition

With this support, the National Skills Coalition will operationalize its racial equity approaches to skills-based workforce policy seeking to advance social and economic mobility. View Website

Amount

$200,000

Year

2021

Location

Washington, DC

Program

Human Services

Focus Area

George Washington University

This grant will support the engagement of a national network of community advocates working under the umbrella of the George Washington University’s Center for Community Resilience in educating congressional members and staff to about community-based innovations that foster equitable opportunity for social and economic mobility. View Website

Amount

$197,855

Year

2021

Location

Washington, D.C.

Program

Human Services

Focus Area

Alliance for Strong Families and Communities

The purpose of this grant is to support the Alliance for Strong Communities-Council On Accreditation in building internal organizational alignment, capacity and strategies to advance its Equity, Diversity and Inclusion framework and approach. View Website

Amount

$550,000

Year

2021

Location

Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Program

Human Services

Focus Area

Springboard to Opportunities

Springboard to Opportunities will support a place-based strategy advancing social and economic mobility through a two-generation approach in Jackson, MS. View Website

Amount

$750,000

Year

2021

Location

Jackson, MS

Program

Human Services

Focus Area

National Domestic Workers Alliance

The National Domestic Workers Alliance will advance social and economic mobility for domestic workers through improved standards, wages, working conditions and improvements in the care economy. View Website

Amount

$600,000

Year

2021

Location

New York, New York

Program

Human Services

Focus Area

Center for Employment Opportunities

Through this grant, the Center for Employment Opportunities will expand career prospects for individuals with past convictions by collaborating with large employers to reform hiring and career advancement policies, recognizing the significant racial inequities in the justice system and the lifelong impacts those inequities create. View Website

Amount

$750,000.00

Year

2021

Location

New York, NY

Program

Human Services

Focus Area

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