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

Please be advised that individuals have been fraudulently posing online and by telephone as “representatives” of The Kresge Foundation. These individuals are using the foundation’s name without authorization and have contacted potential and existing grantees to suggest that funds are forthcoming if personal identification and financial information are provided. These messages are fraudulent. Please note that the foundation never charges a fee or asks for personal information in connection with grants.  We only ask for financial information of our grantees once a grant has been approved and vetted by Foundation staff - never to start the grant process. If you are contacted by someone posing as a Kresge employee and the communication appears suspicious, please report it to the foundation at: media@kresge.org. More information about this scam can be found here.  

 

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

Boosting Opportunities for Social and Economic Mobility for Families

The Kresge Foundation has announced a $3.6 million funding opportunity to strengthen partnerships between community colleges and human services nonprofits that connect people with low incomes in cities to critical human service supports and educational pathways that advance social and economic mobility. 

Boosting Opportunities for Social and Economic Mobility for Families (BOOST) builds on Kresge’s commitment to strengthen urban higher education ecosystems and work across teams to accelerate social and economic mobility using a racial equity lens.

Through the BOOST funding opportunity, Kresge will award up to eight grants of up to $450,000 each to qualifying partnerships between community colleges and nonprofit human services nonprofits.

To be eligible:

  • Partnerships must include at least one community college and at least one nonprofit human services organization
  • Human services nonprofits should advance the social and economic mobility of their clients using a two-generation, whole family approach and exhibit the qualities of Next Generation human services organizations, which:
    • Are person-centered.
    • Are outcomes-based.
    • Are data-driven.
    • Apply a racial equity lens.
    • Focus on greater sector impact and systems change.
  • Community colleges must be members of the Achieving the Dream Network

For additional information, please refer to the following resources:

Completed applications are due by 11:59 p.m. (EST) on July 26, 2019

For more information, please register to attend a webinar at 12:30 p.m. (EST) Thursday, June 27, 2019. 

July 26, 2019
Boosting Opportunities for Social and Economic Mobility for Families

The Kresge Foundation has announced a $3.6 million funding opportunity to strengthen partnerships between community colleges and human services nonprofits that connect people with low incomes in cities to critical human service supports and educational pathways that advance social and economic mobility. 

Boosting Opportunities for Social and Economic Mobility for Families (BOOST) builds on Kresge’s commitment to strengthen urban higher education ecosystems and work across teams to accelerate social and economic mobility using a racial equity lens.

Through the BOOST funding opportunity, Kresge will award up to eight grants of up to $450,000 each to qualifying partnerships between community colleges and nonprofit human services nonprofits.

To be eligible:

  • Partnerships must include at least one community college and at least one nonprofit human services organization
  • Human services nonprofits should advance the social and economic mobility of their clients using a two-generation, whole family approach and exhibit the qualities of Next Generation human services organizations, which:
    • Are person-centered.
    • Are outcomes-based.
    • Are data-driven.
    • Apply a racial equity lens.
    • Focus on greater sector impact and systems change.
  • Community colleges must be members of the Achieving the Dream Network

For additional information, please refer to the following resources:

Completed applications are due by 11:59 p.m. (EST) on July 26, 2019

For more information, please register to attend a webinar at 12:30 p.m. (EST) Thursday, June 27, 2019. 

July 26, 2019