Kresge Foundation Seeks Detroit Nonprofits to Fund $2M in Neighborhood Projects

October 14, 2016

As part of the third round of Kresge Innovative Projects: Detroit, a three-year, $5 million pilot initiative, the Kresge Foundation is planning to provide $2 million in grants to 15 to 20 community-based nonprofit groups across the city that will work on neighborhood transformation projects.

The first two rounds of the initiative distributed $3 million in grants in response to nearly 200 applications. This third round slates $2 million entirely for implementation grants, with at least one expected to land in each of Detroit’s seven city council districts.

“We continue to learn from the grantees we’ve funded over the first two rounds about what it takes to make a tangible difference in city neighborhoods as well as how we might continue to support their ability to catalyze further efforts in building stronger neighborhoods,” says George C. Jacobsen, senior program officer of the Kresge Foundation’s Detroit Program.

Applications for grants will be judged on a competitive basis on factors including alignment with the Detroit Future City Framework Plan, which is a long-range guide to land use and development created after a multiyear research and community engagement process funded by Kresge.

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