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Kresge Foundation: Developing Supportive, Aligned Public Policy

Deadline: September 30, 2019

To provide greater pathways to social and economic mobility, the Kresge Foundation leverages lessons it has learned through its place-based opportunity ecosystems and NextGen efforts to work with key partners across sectors to address structural barriers and advance policy solutions.

Through local, state, and national partners, the Foundation pinpoints policy, regulations, and practices that impede moving people out of poverty and toward intergenerational cycles of success. The Foundation wants to help these groundbreaking policy ideas enter the mainstream at the state and national level and encourages collaboration across multiple sectors, including the public, private, philanthropic and nonprofit sectors.

The Foundation will invest in efforts that:

  • Strengthen the functioning of existing human services public programs, systems, and financing in ways that enable and accelerate greater social and economic mobility.
  • Integrate racial equity and inclusion as key enablers of advancing social and economic mobility.
  • Strengthen the functioning of existing programs, systems, and financing in adjacent sectors (housing, early childhood education, workforce etc.) vital to increasing social and economic mobility using a racial equity lens.
  • Advance policies that improve workforce development, education, and training that support meaningful career pathways, asset building, and financial services.

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.

Link: https://kresge.org/programs/human-services/developing-supportive-aligned-public-policy

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