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

Place-based Initiatives

(Please note that the Arts & Culture Program has fully committed its 2018 allocation. We welcome the opportunity to review letters of inquiry for consideration in 2019).

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

(Please note that the Arts & Culture Program has fully committed its 2018 allocation. We welcome the opportunity to review letters of inquiry for consideration in 2019).

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.
Early Childhood Education Support

The Detroit Program is accepting applications from organizations to provide wraparound services to early childhood centers across Detroit.

We are seeking applications from organizations that support early childhood centers to integrate the educational experience of children ages 0-5 years, with a range of services that support physical and emotional development, healthy living habits and arts-and-culture-infused learning, among others.

Funding of up to $300,000 over three years is open to nonprofit organizations or organizations operating under a college or university that deliver programming through formal, licensed early childhood centers. To be eligible, organizations must operate primarily in the city of Detroit and must have two years’ operating experience.

Funding begins January 1, 2019.

Applications are being accepted through August 14, 2018.

Read the funding opportunity announcement.

Download the application guidelines

ADVANCING HEALTH EQUITY THROUGH HOUSING FUNDING OPPORTUNITY

We welcome Letters of Inquiry (LOIs) from organizations that:

  • Address innovative multi-sector solutions to housing instability that improve housing affordability and quality through policy and practice changes;
  • Have a strong community and equity focus;
  • Include community level engagement and practice focused on solutions to one or more health and housing issues.

Letters of Inquiry (LOIs) must be submitted by August 13, 2018 to be considered for funding this calendar year. 

Read the Funding Opportunity Announcement.

Download an FAQ about the opportunity.

Start your application in Fluxx.

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.