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Kresge Innovative Projects: Memphis (KIP:M)


An initiative to support community-based organizations planning and implementing resident-driven projects that strengthen Memphis neighborhoods.

What We Support/Key Strategies

Memphis-Based Nonprofits Serving Residents and Neighborhoods

Projects to Improve the Quality of Life for Residents

Projects Reflecting Neighborhood Priorities and Culture

Visions Shaped by the Community

Inspired by Kresge Innovative Projects: Detroit, Kresge Innovative Projects: Memphis (KIP:M) provides planning and implementation funding for projects that reflect the vision and creativity of Memphians. KIP:M grantee organizations of all sizes have already led highly impactful initiatives throughout Memphis neighborhoods. KIP:M funding helps these organizations undertake resident-driven projects aimed at strengthening Memphis neighborhoods, including blight reduction and public space improvements, increased access to transportation, community narrative-shaping, creative placemaking, youth engagement and workforce development.

Kresge Innovative Projects: Memphis Grantees

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