Expanding opportunities in America’s cities

Current Funding Opportunities

We welcome new partners to work with us to achieve our goal of expanding opportunities in America’s cities.

A note to potential and current grantees

Please be advised that individuals have been fraudulently posing online and by telephone as “representatives” of The Kresge Foundation. These individuals are using the foundation’s name without authorization and have contacted potential and existing grantees to suggest that funds are forthcoming if personal identification and financial information are provided. These messages are fraudulent. Please note that the foundation never charges a fee or asks for personal information in connection with grants.  We only ask for financial information of our grantees once a grant has been approved and vetted by Foundation staff - never to start the grant process. If you are contacted by someone posing as a Kresge employee and the communication appears suspicious, please report it to the foundation at: media@kresge.org. More information about this scam can be found here.  


All current, open funding opportunities are listed on this page

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.


Available Opportunities

Detroit Arts Support

Founded on the belief that culture contributes to quality of life, Detroit Arts Support (DAS) has provided consistent and flexible support to arts and cultural organizations in the metro Detroit region for over 10 years. A common application to the Kresge, Erb, Hudson-Webber, and DeRoy Testamentary foundations, DAS streamlines the application process for grantees, while allowing partner funders to review the applications thoroughly and efficiently. The four foundations share a single application, review, and reporting process and make independent funding decisions.

Who is eligible

Detroit Arts Support grants provide unrestricted operating dollars to Wayne, Oakland and Macomb county nonprofits in the performing, visual and literary arts, as well as to arts service, education, media and broadcasting, and cultural heritage organizations.

Organizations that have been presenting programs for at least two years, have the equivalent of at least one fulltime employee, have revenues of more than $100,000, and have 501(c)3 status will be eligible for grant funding. While the foundations have separate funding formulas, individual grant sizes will range from $5,000-$100,000 per year. All grants will be made in three-year commitments.

Organizations that are younger, smaller, or lack 501(c)3 status can apply for the Creators of Culture program. Creators of Culture is administered by CultureSource and will award 25 $3,000 grants on a yearly basis for the next 3 years.

More information is available here: https://kresge.org/DAS2019

Applications are due June 10, 2019. (This requires a FLUXX account, registration for which takes two to three business days. Groups are encouraged to allow sufficient time for registration and application completion before the deadline.) Applicants Creators of Culture can apply on CultureSource’s website. All grants will be announced jointly in September. More information is available here: https://kresge.org/DAS2019