Kresge Foundation commits $6 million for non-profit groups to uplift Detroit neighborhoods

Posted: 6:38 PM, Jan 17, 2018
Updated: 2018-01-17 18:38:37-05

The Kresge Foundation isn't interested in telling people what they should have or do in their own neighborhoods. Instead, they want non-profit groups and the residents they collaborate with to tell them their own vision for the community around them.

And Kresge may be able to help finance their projects aimed at revitalizing Detroit neighborhoods. 

This builds on the foundation's three-year, $5 million initiative that began in 2015 to support dozens of projects around the city.

The individual grants available this time around are up to $150,000.

To submit a proposal, all you have to do is answer four questions through Kresge's FLUXX system through February 13.

The proposals can be written or submitted via cell phone video (3 to 5 minutes).

Selected applicants will be asked for additional information. And Kresge will begin announcing the grant awards in May.

 A similar timeline is planned for additional grants in 2019 and 2020.

The Kresge Foundation will also be available to help applicants develop their concepts during three informational sessions.

  • Tuesday, January 23, from 4:30 - 6:00 p.m. at the Northwest Activities Center, located at 18100 Meyers Road, Detroit.
  • Thursday, January 25, from 12:30 - 2:00 p.m. at Gleaners Community Food Bank, located at 2131 Beaufait, Detroit.
  • Wednesday, January 31, from 12:30 - 2:00 p.m. at TechTown, located at 440 Burroughs, Detroit.