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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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Michigan College Access Network

This financial amendment funds the Michigan College Access Network’s COVID-19 Response Grants, which provide up to $10,000 each to schools, organizations and communities throughout the state to mitigate COVID-19’s harmful impact on college access and success. The network seeks to increase college readiness, participation and completion rates in Michigan, particularly among students from low-income households, and first-generation and minority students. View Website

Amount

$100,000

Year

2020

Location

Lansing, Michigan

Program

Education

Focus Area

Urban Pathways to College

National College Attainment Network

This financial amendment will enable the National College Attainmnet Network (NCAN) to enhance its online learning platform, called Fundamentals for College Access and Success Providers, in response to increased demand for professional development from practitioners during the COVID-19 pandemic. NCAN's mission is to build, strengthen, and empower communities committed to college access and success so that all students, especially those underrepresented in postsecondary education, can achieve their educational dreams. View Website

Amount

$75,000

Year

2020

Location

Washington, D.C.

Program

Education

Focus Area

Aligning and Strengthening Urban Higher Education Ecosystems

National Civil Rights Museum

Geography Served: Memphis, Tennessee

Project:

This grant will assist the National Civil Rights Museum in its efforts to safely reopen, reengage visitor audiences and resume operations following disruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. The Museum, located at the historic Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tennessee, honors and preserves the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King by chronicling the American civil rights movement and telling the story of the ongoing struggle for human rights. View Website

Amount

$15,000

Year

2020

Location

Memphis, Tennessee

Program

American Cities

Focus Area

Place-Based Community Development

SoHarlem

This general operating support grant will allow SoHarlem to continue operations and retain its staff and creatives. SoHarlem leveraged the skills of its artisans to manufacture personal protective gear – masks and gowns – to essential workers in Harlem early on during the COVID-19 pandemic. View Website

Amount

$75,000

Year

2020

Location

New York, NY

Program

American Cities

Focus Area

Place-Based Community Development

Community Arts Stabilization Trust

This grant amendment will enable the Community Arts Stabilization Trust to continue operations, address the need to re-envision cultural spaces and preserve and create long-term affordable spaces for creative work and housing. View Website

Amount

$150,000

Year

2020

Location

San Francisco, CA

Program

American Cities

Focus Area

Place-Based Community Development

Deep South Center for Environmental Justice, Inc.

This grant amendment will support the Deep South Center for Environmental Justice’s COVID-19 response in Gulf Coast communities. The Gulf Coast Water Justice Project works to strengthen the capacity building infrastructure of five environmental justice organizations working to mitigate flood risks through the advancement of local, state and regional policy that is co-created and informed by the experience of impacted communities. View Website

Amount

$45,000

Year

2020

Location

New Orleans, Lousiana

Program

Environment

Focus Area

Transforming Key Urban Systems

Green Latinos

This grant amendment will support Green Latinos’ COVID-19 rapid response efforts. Additionally, a conversion of their remaining grant funds to general operating support will allow GreenLatinos to hire a water policy consultant. View Website

Amount

$20,000

Year

2020

Location

Washington, D.C.

Program

Environment

Focus Area

Healthy Schools Campaign

This grant amendment will support Healthy Schools Campaign’s ongoing work to transform Chicago schoolyards into shared green spaces for learning, while reducing neighborhood flooding through the use of green storm water infrastructure. Due to COVID-19, Healthy Schools Campaign lost both corporate and municipal financial support, which caused an economic hardship and increased the challenge to facilitate their world-renown community design process to support green storm water infrastructure development in Black and Latino communities. View Website

Amount

$20,000

Year

2020

Location

Chicago, Illinois

Program

Environment

Focus Area

Transforming Key Urban Systems

Urban Sustainability Directors Network

This grant amendment aims to help the Urban Sustainability Directors Network as its member cities navigate the public health and economic crises driven by COVID-19 as well as the recent uprisings in response to racial injustice. View Website

Amount

$50,000

Year

2020

Location

Port Washington, Wisconsin

Program

Environment

Focus Area

Building Capacity and Commitment

Michigan Nonprofit Association

Geography Served: Michigan

Project:

This grant provides project support to Michigan Nonprofit Association for the work of a collaborative of five intermediaries to address the needs of Southeast Michigan nonprofits as they face new and amplified challenges as a result of the COVID pandemic. Michigan Nonprofit Association (MNA) is a statewide membership organization with a mission to serve nonprofits to advance their missions.  View Website

Amount

$200,000

Year

2020

Location

Lansing, Michigan

Program

Detroit

Focus Area

Nonprofit Capacity Building and Leadership Development

Detroit Public Television

This grant supports Tools for Hope, an innovative series of free virtual workshops to support early childhood education professionals as they face the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as programming to highlight the work of Detroit’s artists and arts organizations to assist the recovery of the arts sector. View Website

Amount

$117,000

Year

2020

Location

Wixom, Michigan

Program

Detroit

Focus Area

Metro Solutions Inc.

Geography Served: Detroit, Michigan

Project:

This joint grant from the Arts & Culture and Detroit Programs provides start-up capital for the City of Detroit’s Office of Arts, Culture & Entrepreneurship to complete its initial set of projects, including funding for the city’s only COVID-19 artist relief fund. View Website

Amount

$176,000

Year

2020

Location

Southfield, MI

Program

Arts & Culture, Detroit

Focus Area

North End Woodward Community Land Trust

Geography Served: Detroit, Michigan

Project:

Under this grant from Round 6 of Kresge Innovative Projects: Detroit, North End Woodward Community Land Trust will plan and implement the development of the American Riad that will utilize public art and creative architecture to form a model of development that links diverse culture, and expands sustainable, resilient communities in the North End neighborhood. North End Woodward Community Land Trust has worked in North End of Detroit since 2010, through providing affordable housing, food bank, equitable internet, and youth job training. View Website

Amount

$150,000

Year

2020

Location

Detroit, Michigan

Program

Detroit

Focus Area

Equitable Community Development

Heritage Works

Geography Served: Detroit, Michigan

Project:

Under this grant from Round 6 of Kresge Innovative Projects: Detroit, Heritage Works will design and create a cultural community center and accompanying mural to foster a resilience hub in North Corktown. The cultural-arts organization supports the creative, educational and vocational development of children and families by providing programs in cultural enrichment, performance and visual arts, health and wellness and academic and professional skills. View Website

Amount

$150,000

Year

2020

Location

Detroit, Michigan

Program

Detroit

Focus Area

Equitable Community Development

Bailey Park Project

Geography Served: Detroit, Michigan

Project:

Under this grant from Round 6 of Kresge Innovative Projects: Detroit, will implement a design and landscape plan created with an earlier KIP:D grant for alley activation and to repurpose vacant lots into an environmentally sustainable, multigenerational green space for neighborhood residents. View Website

Amount

$150,000

Year

2020

Location

Detroit, Michigan

Program

Detroit

Focus Area

Equitable Community Development

Ruth Ellis Center

Geography Served: Detroit, Michigan

Project:

Under this grant from Round 6 of Kresge Innovative Projects: Detroit, Ruth Ellis Center will build a public café space within its supportive housing complex. The café will provide job training for LGBTQ+ youth. This follows an earlier KIP:D planning grant. The Ruth Ellis Center (REC) has a mission to provide short and long-term residential safe space and support services for runaway, homeless, and at-risk lesbian, gay, bi-attractional, transgender, and questioning (LGBTQ) youth in Metro Detroit. View Website

Amount

$150,000

Year

2020

Location

Highland Park, MI

Program

Detroit

Focus Area

Equitable Community Development

Black Family Development

Black Family Development Inc. will transform groups of vacant lots in the Osborn neighborhood using Detroit Future City’s “Field Guide to Working with Lots.” The guide includes plans for low-maintenance lawns, maple tree groves, barriers to deter illegal dumping and other landscape improvements. View Website

Amount

$90,000

Year

2016

Location

Detroit, Michigan

Program

Detroit

Focus Area

Equitable Community Development

The Brightmoor Alliance

Brightmoor Alliance and Sidewalk Festival for the Performing Arts will pair artists with community members to design and implement nature-based projects and public performances in Eliza Howell Park. View Website

Amount

$25,000

Year

2016

Location

Detroit, Michigan

Program

Detroit

Focus Area

Equitable Community Development

Detroit Hispanic Development Corp.

Detroit Hispanic Development Corporation will plan for the development of a neighborhood-based center for Southwest Detroit residents to access housing resources and provide job training opportunities in housing and industrial trades for local at-risk youth. View Website

Amount

$25,000

Year

2016

Location

Detroit, Michigan

Program

Detroit

Focus Area

Equitable Community Development

Eastside Community Network

Eastside Community Network will collaborate with partners to identify a large swath of city-owned vacant land and engage nearby residents to explore green infrastructure options as an alternative to conventional maintenance. View Website

Amount

$25,000

Year

2016

Location

Detroit, Michigan

Program

Detroit

Focus Area

Equitable Community Development

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