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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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American Citizens for Justice

This grant provides support for the 40th Rededication and Remembrance for Vincent Chin — a four-day commemoration to honor Chin’s legacy, highlight the Asian American civil rights movement, and spark renewed dialogue around solidarity organizing in Detroit and across the country. Among other things, the commemoration will include a relaunch of the newly restored “Who Killed Vincent Chin” documentary, community panels that both reflect back and look forward on the continuum of AAPI activism, a graveside memorial, as well as a short film series airing on DPTV throughout 2022. View Website

Amount

$500,000

Year

2022

Location

Westland, MI

Program

Detroit

Focus Area

Detroit Champions for HOPE

This joint grant between the Detroit and Human Services teams provides project support to Detroit Champions of Hope to continue serving as the lead agency in implementing the parent and family engagement and advocacy strategy of the Hope Starts Here framework. View Website

Amount

$550,000

Year

2022

Location

Detroit, Michigan

Program

Detroit, Human Services

Focus Area

Early Childhood / Hope Starts Here

CultureSource

This grant seeks to provide funding to CultureSource for the three-year implementation of key programmatic functions of the Detroit Arts Support initiative (DAS). View Website

Amount

$257,000

Year

2022

Location

Detroit, Michigan

Program

Detroit

Focus Area

Arts and Culture Ecosystem

Hispanics in Philanthropy

Part of the Kresge Leadership and Infrastructure Funding Team (LIFT)'s portfolio, Hispanics in Philanthropy's - comprising fifty institutional members - seeks to develop a new generation of Latino leaders in the non-profit and philanthropic sectors and to diversify the field to better reflect America's changing demographics. View Website

Amount

$50,000

Year

2022

Location

Oakland, CA

Program

Focus Area

Infrastructure Research Collaborative

This grant will enable the Infrastructure Research Collaborative to disseminate the findings and recommendations of the Social Sector Infrastructure Mapping and Assessment Project, which will: 1) assess the value of the current social sector infrastructure and how it may need to evolve in light of external trends; 2) identify areas where strategic funding could help position the infrastructure to address future challenges; and 3) encourage additional investments aimed at strengthening the capacity of infrastructure organizations. View Website

Amount

$25,000

Year

2022

Location

Program

Focus Area

The Highland Project

This cross-team grant among the Detroit, Arts & Culture and American Cities programs will help build and sustain a leadership pipeline of Black women by providing leadership training, capital investments, and network support to Black women leaders seeking to advance educational, economic and social equity in places such as Maryland, Mississippi, New Orleans, Detroit and East Grand Rapids. View Website

Amount

$600,000

Year

2022

Location

New York, NY

Program

American Cities, Arts & Culture, Detroit

Focus Area

Marygrove Conservancy

This Detroit-Arts team grant provides project support for the Marygrove Conservancy to: 1) Expand its community engagement capacity; 2) Expand neighborhood and corridor beautification efforts in partnership with the Live6 Alliance; 3) Continue legacy arts and cultural programming ; and 4) Launch the Center for Black Entrepreneurial Excellence. View Website

Amount

$500,000

Year

2022

Location

Detroit, Mich.

Program

Arts & Culture, Detroit

Focus Area

Arts and Culture Ecosystem, Transformative Project/Marygrove

Trustees of Columbia University

This grant supports Columbia University Justice Lab's Square One Project, which brings together grassroots organizers, activists, policymakers, practitioners and others at a national level to develop and test a model for reckoning, including communicating across seemingly divergent viewpoints. View Website

Amount

$206,858

Year

2022

Location

New York, NY

Program

Human Services

Focus Area

Next River

This grant will support the creation of the "Our Freedom Project," which will involve the Human Services team's grantee partners and communities in developing new vehicles by which to develop positive narratives related to family dignity, economic security, equity and mobility. The effort will include the creation of content to be incorporated into a limited-run podcast, creative products, children's books and a video series. View Website

Amount

$220,000

Year

2022

Location

New York, NY

Program

Human Services

Focus Area

Methodist Children’s Home Society

This learning and exploratory grant provides support for the Methodist Children’s Home Society to explore ways to inform systems change by transforming a traditional residential service delivery foster care model and adopting a vision and pathway toward the well-being and economic mobility for children and families from one generation to the next. View Website

Amount

$150,000

Year

2022

Location

Redford, Michigan

Program

Human Services

Focus Area

Project Evident

This grant will support the development and launch of the Center for Behavioral Design and Social Justice, a cross-disciplinary organization with expertise in expertise in evaluation, data and technology to do cutting edge research in behavioral science grounded in the voices of community residents and aimed at creating and implementing policies and programs that foster better outcomes for families and communities. View Website

Amount

$200,000

Year

2022

Location

Boston, MA

Program

Human Services

Focus Area

Southern California Grantmakers

This grant will support the guaranteed income pilot project of the Southern California Grantmakers/LA County - the nation's largest by size and length - with 1,000 people receiving $1,000 per month for three years. View Website

Amount

$750,000

Year

2022

Location

Los Angeles, CA

Program

Human Services

Focus Area

Duwamish River Cleanup Coalition

This grant will help the Duwamish River Cleanup Coalition, a BIPOC-led community organization working to protect the lowest-lying area in Seattle from climate-induced urban flooding and displacement, advocate, provide technical assistance, and build public-private sector consensus for equitable implementation of planned city stormwater infrastructure projects, greenspace expansion, and affordable housing development. View Website

Amount

$135,000

Year

2022

Location

Seattle, WA

Program

Environment

Focus Area

Transforming Key Urban Systems

Emerald Cities Collaborative Inc.

This grant will support a fund to award grants to frontline organizations to support their engagement in the design and implementation of policies and programs that encourage buildings to shift from fossil fuels to clean electricity. View Website

Amount

$500,000

Year

2022

Location

Washington, D.C.

Program

Environment

Focus Area

Transforming Key Urban Systems

Healthy Schools Campaign

This grant supports the construction and educational programming for four new Chicago schoolyards, transforming them into safe, shared greenspace for learning, play, and environmental literacy while using green stormwater infrastructure to reduce flooding in low-income, flood-prone communities. It will solidify capital funding and governing agreements from city partners for future schoolyards. View Website

Amount

$90,000

Year

2022

Location

Chicago, Illinois

Program

Environment

Focus Area

Transforming Key Urban Systems

EcoAdapt

This grant supports the 2022 National Adaptation Forum, which is the nation’s premier event for climate adaptation knowledge exchange. View Website

Amount

$150,000

Year

2022

Location

Bainbridge Island, Washington

Program

Environment

Focus Area

Strengthening the Evidence Base and Developing Tools

The Brookings Institution

This grant supports the Brookings Metropolitan Policy Program’s Federalist Bridge Initiative. View Website

Amount

$645,000

Year

2022

Location

Washington, D.C.

Program

American Cities

Focus Area

Civic TN

This grant provides general operating support to CivicTN (Civic Tennessee) - a coalition of nonprofits advancing civic engagement Shelby County and Memphis, Tennessee. View Website

Amount

$220,000

Year

2022

Location

Program

American Cities

Focus Area

Place-Based Community Development

Quantified Ventures

This grant supports the third step in operationalizing New Orleans’ gun violence intervention programs: to take interventions of proven effectiveness to scale and to develop a sustainable funding model for them. View Website

Amount

$250,000

Year

2022

Location

Chevy Chase, MD

Program

American Cities

Focus Area

Place-Based Community Development

Race Forward

This grant will enable Race Forward to support a Senior Equity Fellow housed within the federal Office of Management and Budget (OMB).  Pursuant to President Biden’s Executive Order #13985, federal agencies are tasked with utilizing a “comprehensive approach to advancing equity for all, including people of color and others who have been historically underserved.” View Website

Amount

$75,000

Year

2022

Location

New York, New York

Program

American Cities

Focus Area

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