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Grants Awarded

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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Community Reinvestment Fund

Geography Served: Detroit, Michigan

Project:

The national nonprofit organization provides capital to economically disadvantaged areas through a network of lending partners, investors and contributors. This five-month funding support will help Community Reinvestment Fund create and publish an implementation plan to strengthen and increase home ownership in Detroit neighborhoods. View Website

Amount

$250,000

Year

2017

Location

Minneapolis, Minnesota

Program

Detroit

Focus Area

Equitable Community Development

Community Reinvestment Fund

Geography Served: Detroit, Mich.

Project:

Community Reinvestment Fund, USA  is a national nonprofit organization that provides capital to economically disadvantages areas through a network of lending partners, investors and contributors to create jobs and other conditions for flourishing communities. This grant provides continued support for the Community Reinvestment Fund to continue operating the Detroit Home Mortgage Program (DHM). DHM aims to revitalize Detroit neighborhoods through increased home ownership and help restart Detroit’s single-family home mortgage market. View Website

Amount

$250,000

Year

2018

Location

Minneapolis, Minnesota

Program

Detroit

Focus Area

Equitable Community Development

Detroiters Working for Environmental Justice

Geography Served: Detroit, Michigan

Project:

The organization champions local and national collaboration to advance environmental justice, achieve sustainable redevelopment and foster safe, healthy communities through innovative policy, education and workforce initiatives. This grant provides general operating and capacity-building support, and supports the successful implementation of the Detroit Climate Action Plan.   View Website

Amount

$100,000

Year

2017

Location

Detroit, Michigan

Program

Detroit

Focus Area

Equitable Community Development

Detroiters Working for Environmental Justice

Detroiters Working for Environmental Justice (DWEJ) champions local and national collaboration to advance environmental justice, achieve sustainable redevelopment and foster safe, healthy communities through innovative policy, education and workforce initiatives. This grant continues general operating and capacity-building support to support implementation of the Detroit Climate Action Plan. View Website

Amount

$100,000

Year

2018

Location

Detroit, Michigan

Program

Detroit

Focus Area

Equitable Community Development

Enterprise Community Partners Inc.

Geography Served: Detroit, Michigan

Project:

A national community development nonprofit, Enterprise Community Partners works to improve communities and people’s lives through well-designed affordable housing. Three years of funding will provide program support to continue and expand the work of the organization’s Detroit office, assisting redevelopment efforts in neighborhoods, advance sustainability practices and enhance the quality of affordable housing design in the city. View Website

Amount

$300,000

Year

2017

Location

Columbia, Maryland

Program

Detroit

Focus Area

Equitable Community Development

In Our Backyards Inc.

This grant provides project support to In Our Backyards (ioby), a national organization that uses a crowd-resourcing platform to support community-led projects, for the continued operation of the organization's Detroit office. In Detroit, ioby's two local Action Strategist staff work with residents in neighborhoods around the city to provide training, resources and coaching to grow the capacity of community leaders and support these leaders in executing small-scale projects that create positive change in their neighborhoods. Kresge supported the launch of ioby's Detroit office in 2016 and has provided funding for operations for the last three years; in that time ioby staff have built relationships with community leaders and a pipeline of neighborhood-level projects, training over 1,700 residents and supporting 100 resident-led projects across the city. Over the next three years ioby expects its network of residents and partners to enable its staff to have even greater impact, with goals of training an additional 2,250 residents and supporting 250 resident projects.  View Website

Amount

$300,000

Year

2019

Location

Brooklyn, New York

Program

Detroit

Focus Area

Equitable Community Development

Michigan Environmental Council

The grant will support a four-year education initiative at Denby High School for student-generated neighborhood revitalization projects in the Detroit Future City-based curriculum. This is a combined planning-implementation grant through the Detroit Program’s Kresge Innovative Projects: Detroit Initiative. The Michigan Environmental Council is a coalition of 70 environmental, public health and faith-based organizations promoting state and national public policies to protect Michigan’s water, landscapes and communities, and supporting programs on energy, environmental health and land use. View Website

Amount

$150,000

Year

2016

Location

Lansing, Michigan

Program

Detroit

Focus Area

Equitable Community Development

National Park Foundation

Geography Served: Detroit, Michigan

Project:

The National Park Foundation is the official philanthropic partner to the National Park Service and the only charitable nonprofit whose sole mission is support of the park service. This grant supports a comprehensive planning and community engagement process for the revitalization of Historic Fort Wayne and the improvement of recreational and cultural opportunities for Southwest Detroit residents. View Website

Amount

$265,000

Year

2016

Location

Washington, D.C.

Program

Detroit

Focus Area

Equitable Community Development

National Trust for Historic Preservation

The nonprofit works to save America’s sites, buildings and objects of national significance or interest. Eighteen months of funding will support the advancement of the revitalization of historic properties through targeted, place-based action in Detroit and build the long-term capacity of Detroit’s civic actors to implement reuse revitalization. View Website

Amount

$120,000

Year

2017

Location

Washington, D.C.

Program

Detroit

Focus Area

Equitable Community Development

National Trust for Historic Preservation

The National Trust provides leadership, education, advocacy and resources to save America’s diverse historic places and to revitalize its communities. This grant renews support for the Preservation Green Lab, an initiative launched in 2009, which advances research on the environmental, economic and social value that older buildings bring to their communities and pioneers policies and practices that encourage the reuse and efficient-energy retrofit of these buildings. View Website

Amount

$200,000

Year

2016

Location

Washington, D.C.

Program

Detroit

Focus Area

Equitable Community Development

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