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Kresge Innovative Projects: Detroit (KIP:D)


An initiative to spur and support transformative projects that tap the vision and creativity of Detroiters to improve the quality of life in their neighborhoods.


Detroit-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 (KIP:D) to support nonprofits in their work to improve the quality of life and strengthen the fabric of community. To date, KIP:D has committed $11 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 Grantees

KIP:D Resources

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