Kresge Awards $5 Million to Advance Family Economic Mobility

Kresge Awards $5 Million to Advance Family Economic Mobility

The Kresge Foundation in Troy, Michigan, has announced grants totaling $5 million to ten human services organizations working to advance the social and economic mobility of low-income children and families in U.S. cities.

Awarded through the foundation's Next Generation initiative, grants of $500,000 will support nonprofit organizations and public-private partnerships focused on outcomes-based, person-centered, data-driven work that advances racial equity using a two-generation, whole-family approach. The second cohort of NextGen grantees includes the Pittsburgh-based Allegheny County Department of Human Services; Hispanic Unity of Florida; the Jeremiah Program in Minneapolis; the Maricopa County Department of Human Services in Arizona; the Martha O'Bryan Center in Nashville, Tennessee; the Mary Center for Maternal and Child Care in Adelphi, Maryland; the Metropolitan Action Commission in Nashville; Olmsted County in Rochester, Minnesota; the Root and Rebound/Time for Change Foundation in Oakland, California; and the Washington State Department of Social and Health Services in Everett, Washington.

"Over the next two years, this dynamic group of leaders will have the opportunity to learn from each other and national experts around the country and develop a network that collectively works to transform the sector and transform lives," said the foundation's senior program officer for human services, Joelle-Jude Fontaine.