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The Kresge Foundation supports social and economic mobility efforts in U.S. Cities

he Kresge Foundation is dedicated to promoting human progress by helping to improve the lives of low-income people living in America’s cities. The Foundation’s programs seek to expand opportunity for low-income people so they can gain the tools and supports needed to lead self-determined lives and join the economic mainstream. To provide greater pathways to social and economic mobility for children and families with low incomes, the Foundation’s Human Services Program is currently inviting proposals that advance place-based opportunity ecosystemsdevelop supportive, aligned public policy; or build a more robust human services field in cities across the U.S. The proposal deadline is September 30, 2019. Visit the Foundation’s website to learn more about each of these funding opportunities.


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.

Post date: Aug 8 2019 - 4:37pm
Deadline: Sep 30 2019
Program Interest: Community improvement, Housing development, Sustainable development, Community Development

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