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.

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

Strengthen the Equitable Creative Placemaking Field

The Arts & Culture Program will accept letters of inquiry for Creative Placemaking activities in neighborhoods and Field Building initiatives that seek to position culture and creativity as drivers of more just communities. 

Kresge’s Arts & Culture Program is currently accepting letter-of-intent applications that align with the Program’s focus area, Strengthen the Equitable Creative Placemaking Field. We work to advance a field of Creative Placemaking leaders, practices and principles committed to equity and inclusion.

Please note that this is a highly competitive process. Applicants are strongly encouraged to first review the Kresge Arts & Culture Program’s overall funding priorities. Requests that do not align with the Program’s funding priorities are less likely to be funded.

If you have questions, please before applying send to: InquiryArts-Culture@kresge.org.

January 31, 2020.
Increase Creative Capacity to Shape Healthier Neighborhoods

The Arts & Culture Program will accept letters of inquiry for Creative Placemaking activities in neighborhoods and Field Building initiatives that seek to position culture and creativity as drivers of more just communities. 

Kresge’s Arts & Culture Program is currently accepting letter-of-intent applications that align with the Program’s focus area, Increase Creative Capacity to Shape Healthier Neighborhoods. We work to advance creative approaches that empower residents to drive change and restore wellness in their neighborhoods.

Applicants are strongly encouraged to first review the Kresge Arts & Culture Program’s overall funding priorities. Requests that do not align with the Program’s funding priorities are less likely to be funded.

If you have questions, please before applying send to: InquiryArts-Culture@kresge.org.
 

Applications due by January 31, 2020.
Kresge Innovative Projects: Detroit

The Detroit Program is accepting applications for the sixth round of grants in the Kresge Innovative Projects: Detroit (KIP:D) initiative. KIP:D offers up to $150,000 to Detroit organizations of all sizes (from block clubs to community development corporations and university departments) for projects that reflect residents’ history and culture, that include their vision in a collaborative process and ultimately improve their quality of life.

Applicants should read the applicant guide, FAQs and guide to applying through Kresge’s Fluxx system.

Applicants must register for an online Fluxx account by Nov. 22 and complete applications in the Fluxx system by Dec. 6.