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Association of Black Foundation Executives, Inc.

The Association of Black Foundation Executives (ABFE) is a membership-based philanthropic organization that advocates for responsive and transformative investments in black communities. This grant will support diversity and impact within African American communities by sponsoring the annual conference for the ABFE in Memphis. The conference will focus on strengthening the field of African American grant makers, while highlighting the philanthropic community within Memphis. View Website

Amount

$15,000

Year

2018

Location

New York, New York

Program

American Cities

Focus Area

Knowledge Exchange

Brookings Institution

Brookings’ Metropolitan Policy Program is a public-policy think tank focused on the vital role cities play as engines of economic growth and global competitiveness. This grant serves to bring national visibility to local solutions for achieving shared prosperity and inclusive economic growth in American cities. View Website

Amount

$559,000

Year

2017

Location

Washington, D.C.

Program

American Cities

Focus Area

Knowledge Exchange

Center for an Urban Future

The center promotes policies that reduce inequality, increase economic mobility and spur economic growth in New York City. This 18-month grant supports development and dissemination of a new, alternative governance model for American cities. View Website

Amount

$200,000

Year

2016

Location

New York, New York

Program

American Cities

Focus Area

Knowledge Exchange

Center for Community Progress

The national center, formed by the Genesee Institute and the National Vacant Properties Campaign, promotes policy, research and technical assistance to help communities reduce blight from vacant, abandoned and underutilized properties. Five months of funding supported a diamond sponsorship for the Center for Community Progress' sixth national Reclaiming Vacant Properties conference in Detroit. View Website

Amount

$50,000

Year

2015

Location

Flint, Mich.

Program

American Cities

Focus Area

Knowledge Exchange

Citiscope

Citicscope is a global news service which offers a weekly newsletter to “city-shapers” who are in positions that determine the future of American cities. This two-year grant supports Citiscope’s urban innovation work.  View Website

Amount

$250,000

Year

2015

Location

Minneapolis, Minnesota

Program

American Cities

Focus Area

Knowledge Exchange

Clinton Global Initiative

The initiative of the Clinton Foundation works to bring together private sector, non-profit and government leaders to develop specific, measurable interventions for pressing social and environmental problems. This grant supports 2016 Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) America conference in Atlanta, Georgia. View Website

Amount

$280,000

Year

2016

Location

New York, New York

Program

American Cities

Focus Area

Knowledge Exchange

Clinton Global Initiative

The initiative of the Clinton Foundation works to bring together private sector, non-profit and government leaders to develop specific, measurable interventions for pressing social and environmental problems. This grant supports programming for the Clinton Global Initiative America 2014 conference. View Website

Amount

$250,000

Year

2014

Location

New York, New York

Program

American Cities

Focus Area

Knowledge Exchange

Congress for the New Urbanism

The organization is a leader in promoting walkable, mixed-use neighborhood development, sustainable communities and healthier living conditions. This one-year grant supports for the 24th Congress for the New Urbanism held in Detroit. View Website

Amount

$85,000

Year

2016

Location

Chicago, Illinois

Program

American Cities

Focus Area

Knowledge Exchange

Detroit Strategic Framework, Inc.

Detroit Strategic Framework, Inc. is an independent nonprofit organization that houses the Detroit Future City Implementation Office, which works to advance the Detroit Future City Strategic Framework, a highly detailed long-term guide for decision-making for the city. This grant supports development of the 2019 iteration of the Detroit Reinvestment Index. View Website

Amount

$280,000

Year

2019

Location

Detroit, Michigan

Program

American Cities

Focus Area

Knowledge Exchange

Echoing Green Foundation

The foundation works to cultivate social entrepreneurs. This grant funds used to underwrite staffing and other costs of the 2016 gathering of Echoing Green Fellows and build a network of social entrepreneurs in U.S. cities. View Website

Amount

$50,000

Year

2016

Location

New York, N.Y.

Program

American Cities

Focus Area

Knowledge Exchange

Forward Cities

The multi-city, national learning collaborative seeks to develop inclusive innovation ecosystems in our nation’s cities. This grant supports the third year of the Forward Cities initiative – a multi-city learning collaborative focused on accelerating inclusive innovation in under-resourced communities of color in American Cities. View Website

Amount

$63,000

Year

2017

Location

Raleigh, North Carolina

Program

American Cities

Focus Area

Knowledge Exchange

Gehl Institute

The institute works to transform the way cities are shaped by making public life an intentional driver for design, policy and governance. This grant supports the planning and staging of a conference that aims to expand the network of actors working to disseminate and implement urban policy and design projects that promote robust public life. View Website

Amount

$30,000

Year

2016

Location

New York, New York

Program

American Cities

Focus Area

Knowledge Exchange

Kids Forward

Geography Served: Madison, Wisconsin

Project:

The mission of Kids Forward is to inspire action and promote access to opportunity for every kid, every family, and every community in Wisconsin. This grant supports implementation of a place-based, comprehensive, data-driven, two-generation action plan to improve the well-being of low income parents and children of color in Madison, Wisconsin. View Website

Amount

$150,000

Year

2017

Location

Madison, Wisconsin

Program

American Cities

Focus Area

Knowledge Exchange

MDC Inc.

MDC manages Achieving the Dream, a national initiative designed to increase the success of community college students, particularly among low-income and minority communities. This short-term grant supported the research, preparation and implementation of six to eight "State of the South" presentations. View Website

Amount

$55,000

Year

2015

Location

Chapel Hill, North Carolina

Program

American Cities

Focus Area

Knowledge Exchange

New America Foundation

The New America Foundation, a nonpartisan public-policy institute, invests in new thinkers and ideas to address the nation’s next generation of challenges, including national security, technology, asset building, health, energy, education and the economy.  This three-year grant supports efforts to help uplift and connect the work of local innovators whose ideas and solutions may be underway in communities across the country, but may not be reaching those most in need, or improving or replicating from one community to the next. View Website

Amount

$750,000

Year

2019

Location

Washington, D.C.

Program

American Cities

Focus Area

Knowledge Exchange

New York University

NYU is an international center of scholarship, teaching and research. This two-year grant supports research and a book about Detroit's bankruptcy, the city's future in the wake of bankruptcy and the lessons that this bankruptcy holds for other American cities suffering from industrial decline, economic transformation and fiscal challenges. View Website

Amount

$320,000

Year

2016

Location

New York, New York

Program

American Cities

Focus Area

Knowledge Exchange

Opportunity Finance Network

The network is a national coalition of community development financial institutions that invest in opportunities that benefit low-income, low-wealth and disadvantaged communities across America. This short-term grant supported the 2015 Opportunity Finance Network Conference. View Website

Amount

$125,000

Year

2015

Location

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Program

American Cities

Focus Area

Knowledge Exchange

SDSN Association, Inc.

Geography Served: New York, New York

Project:

The UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) aims to accelerate joint learning and promote integrated approaches that address the interconnected economic, social, and environmental challenges confronting the world. This grant will support the development of the US Sustainable Development Goals Cities Index as well as the creation of a partnership between the SDSN and the City of New Orleans to evaluate the city’s alignment with the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). View Website

Amount

$300,000

Year

2018

Location

New York, New York

Program

American Cities

Focus Area

Knowledge Exchange

SDSN Association, Inc.

The U.N. Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) aims to accelerate joint learning and promote integrated approaches that address the interconnected economic, social, and environmental challenges confronting the world. This grant supports the development of the U.S. Sustainable Development Goals Cities Index as well as the creation of a partnership between the SDSN and the City of New Orleans to evaluate the city’s alignment with the U.N. Sustainable Development Goals. View Website

Amount

$300,000

Year

2018

Location

New York, New York

Program

American Cities

Focus Area

Knowledge Exchange

The Brookings Institution

Geography Served: Washington, D.C.

Project:

The public-policy think tank's Metropolitan Policy Program focuses attention on the vital role cities play as engines of economic growth and global competitiveness. This grant supports the Metropolitan Policy Program’s engagement in the Shared Prosperity Partnership—a collaboration of the Kresge Foundation, the Brookings Metropolitan Policy Program, the Urban Institute, and Living Cities that seeks to support and accelerate local inclusive economy efforts by adding resources and connecting local leadership with national practitioners and researchers. View Website

Amount

$1,255,000

Year

2018

Location

Washington, D.C.

Program

American Cities

Focus Area

Knowledge Exchange

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