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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

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

Riverworks Development Corporation

This grant amendment will support Riverworks Development Corporation to build on its accomplishments in the Fresh, Local and Equitable (FreshLo) initiative, by providing an additional year of support to allow Riverworks 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

Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Program

Arts & Culture

Focus Area

Strengthen the Equitable Creative Placemaking Field

Jefferson East Inc.

This grant provides Jefferson East Inc. (JEI) with two years of operating support and funding to complete a master plan for the Jefferson Chalmers business district. JEI is the steward organization for Jefferson Chalmers, one of ten neighborhoods that have been identified by the City as targets for investment through the Strategic Neighborhood Fund (SNF) initiative. In addition to providing a number of critical services for the neighborhood (including maintenance of public spaces, public safety services, homeowner supports, and support for small businesses), JEI has taken on a number of development projects in Jefferson Chalmers in recent years. This grant will support and enhance JEI's capacity to execute on an increasingly complex portfolio of residential and commercial projects by providing funding for key staff positions. Additionally, it provides funds for a business district master planning process (to be led by JEI at the request of the City) that will help to ensure resident and stakeholder priorities are reflected in the redevelopment of the district, including JEI's development work and other projects supported by SNF investments.  View Website

Amount

$750,000

Year

2019

Location

Detroit, Michigan

Program

Detroit

Focus Area

Athens Land Trust

This grant amendment will support Athens Land Trust (ALT) to build on its accomplishments in the Fresh, Local and Equitable (FreshLo) initiative, by providing an additional year of support to allow ALT and its partners to advance community-led efforts to improve access to healthy food, economic opportunity and creative expression. View Website

Amount

$100,000

Year

2019

Location

Athens, Georgia

Program

Arts & Culture

Focus Area

Strengthen the Equitable Creative Placemaking Field

Live6 Alliance

This grant provides project support for the Live6 Alliance to strengthen small business in the Livernois-McNichols Corridor within Northwest Detroit, with a focus on fostering equitable revitalization.  Specifically, Kresge funds will be used to provide façade improvement grants for 10 business owners ($20,000/business), to market and engage community in the façade improvement program, and to hire a Director of Economic Development for the District.  Façade grants will be awarded based on business location, retail curation, equity, and a commitment to the district. This work is an important part of a holistic, equitable commercial corridor revitalization plan for the district---which prioritizes and supports existing businesses, especially those led by historically disadvantaged populations.   View Website

Amount

$300,000

Year

2019

Location

Detroit, Michigan

Program

Detroit

Focus Area

Voice of Calvary Ministries

Geography Served: West Jackson, Mississippi

Project:

This grant amendment supports Cooperative Community of New West Jackson (CCNWJ) to build on its accomplishments in the Fresh, Local and Equitable (FreshLo) initiative, by providing an additional year of support for community-led efforts that are shifting local systems and centering resident power building to create solutions that lead to equitable development.  View Website

Amount

$100,000

Year

2019

Location

Jackson, Mississippi

Program

Arts & Culture

Focus Area

Strengthen the Equitable Creative Placemaking Field

Inner-City Muslim Action Network

Geography Served: Engelwood neighborhood of Chicago, Illinois

Project:

This grant amendment will support Inner-City Muslim Action Network (IMAN) to build on its accomplishments in the Fresh, Local and Equitable (FreshLo) initiative, by providing an additional year of support to allow IMAN and its partners to advance community-led efforts to improve access to healthy food, economic opportunity and creative expression. View Website

Amount

$100,000

Year

2019

Location

Chicago, Illinois

Program

Arts & Culture

Focus Area

Strengthen the Equitable Creative Placemaking Field

Green Living Science

This grant will support Green Living Science (GLS) to provide technical assistance to the City of Detroit as it seeks to learn from the challenges and opportunities that helped the City of Minneapolis accomplish its environmental sustainability agenda. Established in 2011, GLS is an outgrowth of Recycle Here!, Detroit’s drop-off recycling center and provides community education and awareness of environmental issues citywide. GLS will serve as the fiscal sponsor and coordinate the peer learning exchange between a delegation of ten nonprofit and civic leaders from the Detroit City Council’s Green Task Force and the City of Minneapolis.  View Website

Amount

$25,000

Year

2019

Location

Detroit, Michigan

Program

Detroit

Focus Area

Nonprofit Capacity Building and Leadership Development

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