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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. As of June 2022, the initiative has made grants of $12.4 million to advance resident priorities through transformative projects that build on the assets and distinctive attributes of neighborhoods. In 2019, the initiative’s principles were adapted by Kresge’s American Cities Program 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.