Expanding opportunities in America’s cities

Current Funding Opportunities

We welcome new partners to work with us to achieve our goal of expanding opportunities in America’s cities.

A note to potential and current grantees

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All current, open funding opportunities are listed on this page

Our programs have established specific objectives to advance programmatic goals. These objectives are called focus areas. They are described in detail in the Programs section of this website. It is through focus areas that grant opportunities are made available to grantseekers.

Funding opportunities take three forms:

  • Open on an ongoing basis, without deadlines.
  • Open for a limited time, with specific deadlines.
  • By invitation from a Kresge program officer.­­­

We post grant and social investment opportunities here and announce them on the front page of our website as Program Updates. You also may be notified of these opportunities by subscribing to email alerts or by following @kresgefdn on Twitter.

 

Available Opportunities

Place-based Initiatives

We welcome proposals from organizations that:

  • Infuse creativity (arts, culture and community-engaged design) into comprehensive community development and urban planning practices.
  • Build on a community’s assets and distinctive attributes, recognizing and highlighting narratives of place.
  • Are cross-sector and cross-disciplinary – collaborations of multiple partners from different sectors (public/private) and disciplines (arts, health, environment, human services).
  • Take root in economically distressed communities and ensures that residents with low incomes contribute to, engage in, benefit from, and are empowered by activities.
We accept and review these proposals on an ongoing basis. There is no deadline.
Local Systems

We welcome proposals from organizations that:

  • Infuse creativity (arts, culture and community-engaged design) into comprehensive community development and urban planning practices.
  • Build on a community’s assets and distinctive attributes, recognizing and highlighting narratives of place.
  • Are cross-sector and cross-disciplinary – collaborations of multiple partners from different sectors (public/private) and disciplines (arts, health, environment, human services).
  • Take root in economically distressed communities and ensures that residents with low incomes contribute to, engage in, benefit from, and are empowered by activities.
We accept and review these proposals on an ongoing basis. There is no deadline.
Innovative Population Health Programs and Policies

We welcome proposals from organizations that:

  • Take advantage of the opportunities within health reform to employ new models of shared resources and accountability for improving population health.
  • Systematically incentivize and reward primary prevention – for example, by reinvesting downstream health care savings in effective community prevention.
  • Share and use data from multiple sectors to inform strategies, measure progress and refine interventions.
  • Have the potential to inform practice and policy more broadly.
  • Demonstrate community engagement and health equity. 
This grant opportunity will be closing on November 1, 2017. The Health Program is currently reviewing our strategic focus areas and new opportunities for funding will be announced this winter.
Healthy Housing and Neighborhoods Initiative

This is an open grant opportunity for organizations working to address:

  • Policies, systems change and communication to connect health and housing.
  • Policies that promote healthy housing and mitigate the impacts of substandard housing.
  • Innovative investments that connect community development, health and housing.
This grant opportunity will be closing on November 1, 2017. The Health Program is currently reviewing our strategic focus areas and new opportunities for funding will be announced this winter.
Advancing innovative, multi-sectoral policy solutions in human services

We welcome proposals from organizations that:

  • Advocate for policies that foster greater collaboration among sectors and high impact approaches to human services
  • Clearly articulate a community and audience engagement strategy
  • Demonstrate application of research on outcomes based policy driven approaches
  • Implement a highly targeted evaluation that can expand integrated, high impact practices in the human services sector

We accept and review these proposals on an ongoing basis. There is no deadline.