Kresge Foundation Announces BOOST Funding Opportunity

The Kresge Foundation has announced a $3.6 million funding opportunity to strengthen partnerships between community colleges and human services nonprofits that connect people with low incomes in cities to critical human service supports and educational pathways that advance social and economic mobility. 

Boosting Opportunities for Social and Economic Mobility for Families (BOOST) builds on Kresge’s commitment to strengthen urban higher education ecosystems and work across teams to accelerate social and economic mobility using a racial equity lens.

Through this funding opportunity, the foundation will award up to eight grants of up to $450,000 each in support of partnerships between community colleges and nonprofit human services nonprofits.

To be eligible, partnerships must include at least one community college and at least one nonprofit human services organization working to advance the social and economic mobility of its clients using a two-generation, whole-family approach. In addition, the community college partner must be a member of the Achieving the Dream Network.

Completed applications are due by 11:59 p.m. EST on July 26, 2019.

For more information and to download the application, see the Kresge Foundation website.


Deadline: August 23, 2019