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Detroit Educational Television Foundation

This amendment provides Detroit Educational Television (DPTV) with additional funding as part of their Detroit ECE Support grant to broadcast and produce media segments from the Hope Starts Here Summit in November 2019. As part of its initial Detroit ECE Support grant, DPTV is working with early childhood providers throughout Detroit, equipping them to use media and storytelling to advance priorities of providers, children, and families. This amendment supplements that grant by also broadcasting the Hope Starts Here Summit, which will mark the launch of Hope Starts Here's implementation phase. DPTV will live-stream the summit, record its plenary sessions, and house, produce and advertise a mini-series of videos from the Summit to promote the Hope Starts Here framework and the calls to action emanating from it.  View Website

Amount

$23,500

Year

2019

Location

Wixom, Michigan

Program

Detroit

Focus Area

Early Childhood / Hope Starts Here

Bridging Communities Inc.

This financial amendment provides funding to Bridging Communities, acting as the fiduciary for the 21 organizations in the Community Development Organization Operating Support (CDOOS) cohort, to contract consulting support for: 1) 2020 cohort planning and 2) monthly cohort convening facilitation in January and February 2020. View Website

Amount

$20,000

Year

2019

Location

Detroit, Michigan

Program

Detroit

Focus Area

Equitable Community Development

Eastern Market Corp.

This financial amendment provides a $7,500 sponsorship for the 2019 Eastern Market Harvest Gala to support Eastern Market's work to improve access to fresh, healthy food, support incubation of food entrepreneurs, and enhance the public market experience. View Website

Amount

$7,500

Year

2019

Location

Detroit, Michigan

Program

Detroit

Focus Area

IFF

This amendment provides support through IFF to engage FSG to continue supporting the launch of the Hope Starts Here implementation structure. View Website

Amount

$68,686

Year

2019

Location

Chicago, Illinois

Program

Detroit

Focus Area

Early Childhood / Hope Starts Here

Southwest Housing Solutions Corp.

This financial amendment provides a $10,000 sponsorship for Southwest Solutions second annual Celebration of Impact benefit event, which marks 49 years of service by the organization to Detroit neighborhoods and helps to support its work in mental health and wellness, homeless and veteran services, housing and neighborhood development, job training and financial literacy, and small business development. View Website

Amount

$10,000

Year

2019

Location

Detroit, Michigan

Program

Detroit

Focus Area

Equitable Community Development

Northend Christian Community Development Corp.

This KIP:D Round 4 grant financial amendements supports the renovation of the former Reds Jazz Shoe Shine Parlor, a historic cultural building in Detroit's North End neighborhood. View Website

Amount

$50,000

Year

2019

Location

Detroit, MI

Program

Detroit

Focus Area

Equitable Community Development

Southwest Detroit Business Association Inc.

This financial amendment provides a sponsorship for Southwest Detroit Business Association's Community Investment Breakfast. The annual fundraising event provides resources to support small businesses, entrepreneurs and economic development activity in Southwest Detroit (particularly along the Vernor commercial corridor). View Website

Amount

$10,000

Year

2019

Location

Detroit, Michigan

Program

Detroit

Focus Area

Equitable Community Development

M-1 RAIL

This grant will provide support for M-1 RAIL (M-1) to close an expected shortfall in operating revenue for the QLINE streetcar system, a 3.3-mile circulating streetcar along Woodward Avenue between Congress Street and West Grand Boulevard in Detroit, Michigan. Founded in 2007, M-1 RAIL is an unprecedented public-private partnership and model for regional collaboration with the QLINE serving as the first major transit project led and funded by both private businesses, philanthropic organizations, in partnership with  governmen. In addition to providing an economic catalyst for Detroit that drives $7 billion in development along Woodward Corridor, the QLINE serves as a platform for generating transit-oriented development on a regional scale and the project had a pivotal role in the establishment of the Regional Transportation Authority in December 2012, an historic effort intended to be the first link in developing a transit system that connects all parts of metropolitan Detroit.  View Website

Amount

$2,000,000

Year

2019

Location

Detroit, Michigan

Program

Detroit

Focus Area

Equitable Community Development

Local Initiatives Support Corp. – Detroit

This grant provides general operating support for the programs and activities of LISC in Detroit. LISC continues to be a critical member of Detroit’s CDFI ecosystem. Through its Equitable Impact Investment strategy, it seeks to support neighborhoods of opportunity across Detroit through investment and coordination with partners to expand affordable housing, economic development and neighborhood revitalization. Consistent with this strategy, in 2018 LISC became the lead implementation partner for the Affordable Housing Leverage Fund (AHLF), a City of Detroit initiative to preserve 10,000 existing units and develop 2,000 new units of affordable housing citywide. In addition to providing general funding for this and other neighborhood-focused programs, this grant will also support the targeted expansion of LISC's 0% Home Repair Loan Program in the Livernois-McNichols district. Working in partnership with the Live6 Alliance, LISC will conduct outreach and provide application support services out of the HomeBase community center in an effort to maintain the quality of existing owner-occupied, single-family housing in the area.    View Website

Amount

$350,000

Year

2019

Location

Detroit, Michigan

Program

Detroit

Focus Area

Equitable Community Development

M-1 RAIL

This financial amendment will support the operations and close an expected shortfall in operating revenue for the QLINE streetcar system, a 3.3-mile circulating streetcar along Woodward Avenue between Congress Street and West Grand Boulevard in Detroit, Michigan. View Website

Amount

$1,000,000

Year

2019

Location

Detroit, Michigan

Program

Detroit

Focus Area

Equitable Community Development

Southwest Detroit Community Justice Center

The following details rationale for a request of $130K of additional grant support for the Southwest Detroit Community Justice Center (The Center). The funds requested will support The Center’s operations during a recent leadership transition, as well as longterm strategic planning services and financial consulting from NEW: Solutions for Nonprofits (NEW). NEW provides consulting services to support to management and leadership of nonprofits in the metro Detroit region. View Website

Amount

$130,000

Year

2019

Location

Detroit, Michigan

Program

Detroit

Focus Area

Equitable Community Development

Invest Detroit Foundation

This grant amendment provides an extension and additional funding to support the Fitz Forward housing stabilization work in the Fitzgerald neighborhood. Invest Detroit committed $570,000 in funds from this grant to Century Forward, the nonprofit arm of Fitz Forward, to improve, beautify and maintain 95 vacant lots in Fitzgerald in tandem with Fitz Forward's work to rehabilitate 100 nearby vacant homes in the neighborhood. Century Forward began this lot improvement work in late 2018 and has expended nearly half of the funds ($299,010 remain). During this time, Fitz Forward’s vacant home rehabilitation encountered several obstacles that put completion of the housing side of the project at risk. Rising construction costs and additional security needs during construction and pre-sale added costs and time not originally anticipated or budgeted.  View Website

Amount

$100,990

Year

2019

Location

Detroit, Michigan

Program

Detroit

Focus Area

Detroit Symphony Orchestra Hall Inc.

This financial amendment will support the addition of $50,000 to cover strategic planning and capacity building. View Website

Amount

$50,000

Year

2019

Location

Detroit, Michigan

Program

Arts & Culture, Detroit

Focus Area

PolicyLink

This grant amendement will support PolicyLink in the second phase of the Social Cohesion, Arts and Culture and Health Equity project. View Website

Amount

$75,000

Year

2019

Location

Oakland, California

Program

Arts & Culture

Focus Area

Strengthen the Equitable Creative Placemaking Field

Rebuild Foundation

This grant amendment supports ReBuild to build its capactiy in programs and administration, allowing it to keep pace with the growing demands in each area and to continue planning for Kenwood Gardens — a site of 15 adjacent parcels with soil contamination issues.  View Website

Amount

$600,000

Year

2019

Location

Chicago, Illinois

Program

Arts & Culture

Focus Area

Strengthen the Equitable Creative Placemaking Field

Heritage Works

This grant provides project support to Heritage Works for cultural amenities planning in Detroit's North Corktown neighborhood. Heritage Works is an arts and culture organization with a strong and growing presence in North Corktown youth and community development that has received support from Kresge through the Detroit Arts Support and Kresge Innovative Projects: Detroit initiatives over the past decade.  With substantial planning and development activities landing in the neighborhood in the near future - including Ford Motor Company's Michigan Central Station investment and a City of Detroit Planning and Development Department (PDD) framework planning process - Heritage Works' cultural amenities planning will provide an avenue for residents and other stakeholders to articulate a common vision for the role of green space, public art and cultural services in the future of their community.      View Website

Amount

$50,000

Year

2019

Location

Detroit, Michigan

Program

Detroit

Focus Area

Equitable Community Development

High Scope Educational Research Foundation

This grant will support the HighScope Educational Research Foundation (HighScope) to develop and implement the 47th Annual HighScope International Conference. The conference will convene 1,500 national and international early childhood policy leaders in Detroit for an in-depth exploration of the opportunity gap facing children birth through age eight. HighScope is an independent early childhood research, development, training, and public outreach organization headquartered in Ypsilanti, Michigan. Kresge support will enable HighScope to host 2019 conference in Detroit to examine strategies to improve the quality and impact of early childhood programs on children’s healthy development and school readiness.  View Website

Amount

$30,000

Year

2019

Location

Ypsilanti, Michigan

Program

Detroit

Focus Area

Early Childhood / Hope Starts Here

IFF

This grant supports the implementation of the Hope Starts Here (HSH) framework through project support to IFF to resource a bridge organization providing project management and strategic design to onboard a long-term implementation office. Hope Starts Here is a result of an extensive community planning process, co-chaired by the Kresge and W.K. Kellogg Foundations, that engaged a broad range of stakeholders to develop a comprehensive framework to support early childhood priorities in Detroit. IFF has provided project administration support throughout the planning phase of the HSH process, and will subcontract with FSG, a national consulting firm with extensive social sector expertise, to provide implementation capacity during the search and onboarding of an implementation office that will be responsible for the implementation of the framework’s priorities in the long-term. View Website

Amount

$278,686

Year

2019

Location

Chicago, Illinois

Program

Detroit

Focus Area

Early Childhood / Hope Starts Here

IFF

This grant provides project support to IFF to expand the Learning Spaces grant program to improve early childhood facilities quality and to provide targeted technical assistance to early childhood (ECE) providers in the Livernois-McNichols district. This grant will continue supporting a citywide Learning Spaces program, which was piloted through a Kresge grant in 2015, with the addition of a new, targeted focus on supporting providers in the Livernois-McNichols district. This refined, neighborhood-based approach to Learning Spaces will support Kresge’s efforts to leverage the new Marygrove ECE Center as a catalyst to improve the overall quality of neighboring providers, and develop a place-based model that contextualizes technical assistance to ECE providers within specific, unique needs of their neighborhood. View Website

Amount

$1,250,000

Year

2019

Location

Chicago, Illinois

Program

Detroit

Focus Area

Early Childhood / Hope Starts Here

Center for Great Neighborhoods of Covington

This grant amendment will support the Center for Great Neighborhoods of Covington (Covington) to build on their accomplishments in the Fresh, Local and Equitable (FreshLo) initiative, by providing an additional year of support to allow Covingrton and its partners to continue advancing community-led efforts to healthy food, economic opportunity and creative expression. View Website

Amount

$100,000

Year

2019

Location

Covington, Ky.

Program

Arts & Culture

Focus Area

Strengthen the Equitable Creative Placemaking Field

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