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Kresge Innovative Projects: Detroit Plus (KIP:D+)


An evolving initiative to support transformative projects to tap the vision and creativity of residents to improve quality of life in their neighborhoods in Detroit — and now — Highland Park and Hamtramck.


Detroit-, Highland Park- and Hamtramck-based nonprofits serving residents & neighborhoods

Projects to improve quality of life for residents

Projects reflecting neighborhood priorities & culture

Visions shaped by community members

In 2014, Kresge’s Detroit Program launched Kresge Innovative Projects: Detroit to support nonprofits in their work to improve the quality of life and strengthen the fabric of community. In 2021, the initiative (by then a collaboration of Co.act Detroit, Michigan Community Resources and Kresge) became Kresge Innovative Projects: Detroit Plus (KIP:D+), expanding its grantmaking footprint to Highland Park and Hamtramck. The 2023 round of KIP:D+ brings the total of granted projects and planning efforts to 184 – along with $13.7 million in total grant support dollars – since the effort launched in 2014.

In 2019, Kresge’s American Cities Program adapted the initiative’s principles to create Kresge Innovative Projects: Memphis (KIP: M) in that city.

KIP:D Plus Grantees

KIP:D Plus Resources

KIP:D Plus Partners

Michigan Community Resources

MCR advances nonprofits that serve low-income individuals and communities through pro bono and low-cost professional services, organizational development and trusted guidance.

Co.act Detroit

Co.act Detroit is hub to accelerate transformative impact with nonprofits and community organizations through collaborative idea generation, cross-sector resources, programming and learning opportunities.