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

New Orleans Next Generation Initiative

The Kresge Foundation's Human Services program has announced a $1.25 million funding opportunity to support human service nonprofit organizations advancing the social and economic mobility of children and families in New Orleans.

The New Orleans Next Generation initiative, which builds off the foundation’s national NextGen efforts, is an integral part of Kresge’s commitment to accelerating social and economic mobility for people with low income. New Orleans is the foundation’s third place-based NextGen city following the launch of the Detroit Next Generation Initiative in 2018 and the Memphis Next Generation Initiative in 2019.

Both the national and place-based initiatives seek to identify and partner with direct service organizations that go beyond traditional human services delivery methods and develop new ways to help families climb the social and economic ladder.

Eligible organizations for this funding and learning opportunity are person-centered; outcomes-based; data-driven; apply a racial equity lens; and focus on greater sector impact and systems-wide change. In addition, these organizations adhere to innovative best practices that have the potential to revolutionize the human services sector, such as brain-science informed and two-generation, whole family approaches. 

The foundation will award grants of up to $250,000 over two years to five organizations in New Orleans. Grantees will also be supported through a two-year learning and collaboration program.

Completed applications are due by 12 p.m. (CST) Monday, March 9, 2020. All proposals must be submitted through Fluxx, Kresge’s online application system.

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 register both your organization and staff name(s) submitting on behalf of your organization by Monday, February 28, 2020. Please know that it can take 5 to 7 days to receive your Fluxx credentials.

The foundation will host an informational session from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Monday, February 10, 2020 at the Greater New Orleans Foundation, 919 St. Charles Ave., New Orleans, LA. Please register via email to NOLANextGen@Kresge.org by Friday, February 7, 2020.

Monday, March 9, 2020