Kresge Foundation announces awardees of new grantmaking initiative in Memphis

The Kresge Foundation announced today that 10 organizations will receive a total of $1.3 million in grant support to boost opportunity for residents of Memphis.

 “Today marks a significant acceleration of Kresge’s commitment to Memphis,” said Chantel Rush, program officer with the American Cities Practice, who helped oversee the grantee selection process and has been leading Kresge’s deepening work in Memphis. “Memphis-based nonprofits are undertaking important work to expand opportunity for Memphians with low income. This suite of investments recognizes the good work underway and increases the access Memphis-based institutions have to Kresge’s grantmaking resources.”

As part of its grantee selection process, Kresge prioritized organizations working in the areas of community development, creative placemaking, health or human services that: focus on equitable outcomes for Memphis residents with low incomes; show evidence of local community support and collaboration with partners; and are multi-disciplinary in approach.

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