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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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Economic Security Project

This grant from the American Cities, Human Services, and Detroit teams supports the Economic Security Project, whose fiscal sponsor is the Hopewell fund, in the inaugural two years of the national Guaranteed Income Community of Practice network. The Project will support emerging leaders in the economic justice field to test the approaches and policies necessary to advance strategies to create guaranteed income as a way of reducing the racial wealth gap and promoting economic mobility among low-wealth families. View Website

Amount

$600,000

Year

2021

Location

Washington, D.C.

Program

American Cities, Detroit, Human Services

Focus Area

Prosperity Now

The purpose of this grant is to support Prosperity Now to work with Detroit and Memphis NextGen cohort organizations to identify policy barriers and innovative solutions to help close the racial wealth gap and ensure families obtain sustainable social and economic mobility. View Website

Amount

600,000

Year

2021

Location

Washington, D.C.

Program

Human Services

Focus Area

Center for Law and Social Policy

This grant to the Center for Law and Social Policy will advance resident and civically engaged policy development by centering community to advance social economic mobility for people of color, youth, young adults, and families with low income. View Website

Amount

500,000

Year

2021

Location

Washington, D.C.

Program

Human Services

Focus Area

FrameWorks Institute

This grant will support the partnership with FrameWorks Institute to provide customized technical assistance to equip human services organizations to shift public narratives to support social and economic mobility. View Website

Amount

275,000

Year

2021

Location

Washington, D.C.

Program

Human Services

Focus Area

Leaders of a Beautiful Struggle

The purpose of this grant is to support Leaders of a Beautiful Struggle to develop a plan to institutionalize the New Timbuktu Community Education Institute. LBS is a grassroots think-tank, dedicated to advancing the public policy interest of Black people in Baltimore.  Fusion Partnership will serve as the fiscal sponsor for this grant. View Website

Amount

100,000

Year

2021

Location

Baltimore, MD

Program

Human Services

Focus Area

Agape Child and Family Services

The purpose of this grant is to support the partnership with Agape Child & Family Services to further efforts to leverage a two-generation approach to advance social and economic mobility through a place-based opportunity ecosystems. View Website

Amount

$750,000

Year

2021

Location

Memphis, Tennessee

Program

Human Services

Focus Area

Place-Based Opportunity Ecosystems

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

DDG Training and Consulting

The purpose of this grant is to support DDG Training and Consulting to provide technical assistance to the Detroit NextGen cohort around the development of effective father engagement strategies and father-specific programming. View Website

Amount

$184,800.00

Year

2021

Location

Beverly Hills, California

Program

Human Services

Focus Area

Leaders of a Beautiful Struggle

The purpose of this grant is to support Leaders of a Beautiful Struggle to develop a plan to institutionalize the New Timbuktu Community Education Institute. View Website

Amount

$100,000

Year

2021

Location

Baltimore, MD

Program

Human Services

Focus Area

FrameWorks Institute

This grant will support the partnership with FrameWorks Institute to provide customized technical assistance to equip human services organizations to shift public narratives to support social and economic mobility. View Website

Amount

$275,000

Year

2021

Location

Washington, D.C.

Program

Human Services

Focus Area

ThinkTennessee

The is a cross-team grant with American Cities Program to support the partnership with Think Tennessee to expand its capacity to better advocate for equity-driven asset policy solutions in the state and civic engagement. View Website

Amount

$150,000

Year

2021

Location

Nashville, Tennessee

Program

American Cities, Human Services

Focus Area

Asset Funders Network

The purpose of this grant is to provide support to the Asset Funders Network, a member-based philanthropic organization focused on wealth and asset building. View Website

Amount

$200,000

Year

2021

Location

Chicago, Illinois

Program

Human Services

Focus Area

Developing Supportive, Aligned Public Policy

Housing Opportunities Commission of Montgomery County

The purpose of this grant is to provide continued support to the Housing Opportunities Commission of Montgomery County to implement the Lifesight Positive Credit Reporting Platform, a positive credit reporting platform focused on reporting positive payment activity. View Website

Amount

$400,000

Year

2021

Location

Kensington, Maryland

Program

Human Services

Focus Area

Women’s Foundation of Minnesota

This grant to the Women’s Foundation of Minnesota will support the Young Women’s Initiative, a multi-year initiative centered on 20 recommendations for change designed by 800 young women. View Website

Amount

$250,000

Year

2021

Location

Minneapolis, Minnesota

Program

Human Services

Focus Area

University of Minnesota

This grant to the Future Services Institute at the University Minnesota will provide support to public and private human service practitioners through targeted technical assistance and events advancing social and economic mobility View Website

Amount

$400,000

Year

2021

Location

Minneapolis, Minnesota

Program

Human Services

Focus Area

Health Management Associates

The purpose of this grant is to continue to support Health Management Associates to provide technical assistance and supports to the Health and Human Serviced Integration for Equitable and Thriving Communities initiative cohort. View Website

Amount

$400,000

Year

2021

Location

Lansing, Michigan

Program

Human Services

Focus Area

ideas42

The purpose of this grant is to support a partnership between the Human Services Program and the Assisi Foundation in Memphis to assist ideas42 in developing community driven narratives in Memphis. View Website

Amount

$250,000

Year

2021

Location

New York, New York

Program

Human Services

Focus Area

Mosaic Changemakers

This grant will support the Mosaic Fellowship, a cohort-based leadership program that brings together Black, Latinx, Asian Pacific Islander and other leaders of color in in the South who are advancing social, economic and racial justice. View Website

Amount

$200,000

Year

2021

Location

Nashville, Tennessee

Program

Human Services

Focus Area

Social Finance Inc.

This planning grant will support Social Finance, Inc. in their partnership to support the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services to create an outcomes orientation learning and action community for Community Action Agencies in Michigan to advance social and economic mobility. View Website

Amount

$150,000

Year

2021

Location

Boston, Massachusetts

Program

Human Services

Focus Area

Developing Supportive, Aligned Public Policy

The Forum for Youth Investment

This grant will support the partnership with the Forum For Youth Investment’s deployment of a youth data squad cohort-based learning program. View Website

Amount

$250,000

Year

2021

Location

Washington, D.C.

Program

Human Services

Focus Area

Developing Supportive, Aligned Public Policy

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