Kresge Foundation: Building a More Robust Human Services FieldDeadline: September 30, 2019
To provide greater pathways to economic and social mobility, there is need for a strong human services field to work with and for children and families with low incomes. Building on lessons and innovations from its Next Generation Initiative and place-based ecosystems strategies, the Kresge Foundation continues to learn about evidence-informed and promising practices that it can share across the field. Examples of best practices include using a two-generation, whole-family approach that emphasizes the role of fathers, as well as brain-science informed practices.
Through the Building a More Robust Human Services Field opportunity the Foundation will support a range of activities that advance the field toward using evidence-based best practices and policies that help children and families achieve social and economic mobility. Proposals are welcomed from organizations that:
- Focus on advancing and accelerating social and economic mobility
- Offer innovative and effective approaches that can provide lessons for the field
- Have a clear strategic vision and are able to articulate what works and why
- Have shared and adaptive leadership
- Recognize racial equity as a significant barrier to social and economic mobility and have an explicit focus to address this reality
- Are intensely person-centered in their approach and utilize best practices (brain-science informed, two-generation, whole-family, trauma-informed approaches, etc.)
- Are outcomes focused and data driven
- Measure organizational and programmatic efforts against the Human Service Value Curve
- Are committed to person-centered, co-created, and power sharing systems change that addresses structural barriers through policy solutions; are positioned to inform and influence communities of practice; and build the public will for supportive public policies
Amount: U.S. 501(c)(3) organizations with audited financial statements that are not classified as private foundations and government entities in the United States.
Eligibility: Giving ranges are not specified for this solicitation.