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Deadline to apply for Next Generation initiative funding opportunity extended to January 28

Human Services

The deadline to apply for the second cohort of The Kresge Foundation Human Services program’s Next Generation Initiative funding and learning opportunity has been extended to 12 p.m. EST on Jan. 28, 2019.

Kresge’s Next Generation Initiative participants convene in 2018. Photo by Gesi Schilling

Now in its second year, the NextGen initiative is a two-year program consisting of three components:

  1. Leadership development;
  2. Development of a community of practice; and
  3. Creation of organizational and cohort action plans designed to advance and accelerate social and economic mobility using a two-generation, whole-family approach.

Grants of up to $500,000 over two years will be awarded to up to 10 human service organizations and/or agencies. As part of this initiative, grantees will participate in a learning and collaboration network that will include two meetings per year.

As part of the foundation’s commitment to advance the human services sector and accelerate opportunity for people with low income, Kresge seeks to invest in public and private human service organizations that are improving SEM for children and families. These high-performing organizations are characterized as: person-centered; outcomes-based; data-driven; applying a racial equity lens; and focused on greater sector impact and systems change. Additionally, these organizations adhere to sector best practices such as brain-science informed and two-generation, whole family approaches. Applicants should also be working toward a generative business model as defined by the Human Service Value Curve.

If you have previously been a Kresge grantee, please use your existing Fluxx credentials to apply. If you are a new partner to Kresge, you will need to register for an account for your organization before applying. Please know that it can take 5 to 7 days to receive your Fluxx credentials.  You can find a guide to using Fluxx here.

To apply, submit a proposal through Kresge’s online grantee portal no later than 12 p.m. (EST) on January 28, 2019.

For more information, refer to the FAQ document, which provides more details. If you have questions, contact: [email protected].