**Some programs are limited. Please read solicitations carefully and consult your Office of Research for specifics, such as limited applications through your university and internal application deadlines.**

The Kresge Foundation invites projects that:

  • Enable people and institutions to work together to address the climate crisis, with an eye toward innovation, problem-solving and informed risk taking.
  • Explicitly address racial equity.
  • Focus on outcomes.
  • Have a tangible impact on policy and practice.
  • Work across sectors and disciplines.
  • Promote integrated, system-based initiatives.
  • Engage and promote the leadership of historically underserved people and communities.
  • Closely align with our strategies and have strong potential to bring about positive change.
  • Are based and serve populations in the United States.

The foundation invests through three focus areas:

  • BUILDING CAPACITY AND COMMITMENT We work to build the capacity and commitment of urban leaders across sectors to advance equitable climate resilience.
  • STRENGTHENING THE EVIDENCE BASE AND DEVELOPING TOOLS We work to strengthen the evidence base for taking action on climate change, and we develop tools for urban leaders to drive widespread adoption of equitable climate-resilience approaches.
  • TRANSFORMING KEY URBAN SYSTEMS We work to transform key urban infrastructure critical to climate resilience, focusing on energy and water systems.

The Environment Program does not accept unsolicited proposals. Foundation announces grant opportunities on our website and through their weekly newsletter. You may be notified of new opportunities by subscribing to the newsletter, or by following @kresgefdn or @kresgenviro on Twitter.