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Funding Opportunities

Healthy Environments Grants from Kresge

The places where we live shape our health. Unfortunately, many people live in neighborhoods that have limited access to affordable fresh food, safe places for recreation, high-quality education and living-wage jobs. They may be exposed to environmental hazards due to the proximity of polluting industries and substandard housing.

Some 70 percent of a population’s health is determined by its physical, social and economic environments and their influence on health behaviors. Addressing these conditions begins to promote health equity among people in low-income neighborhoods and foster improved health for entire communities.

Through this focus area, the Kresge Foundation supports work that addresses:

  • Healthy housing and neighborhoods.
  • Food systems that benefit low-income communities.
  • Equitable transportation and land use.

Applications/proposals due: ongoing

Read the original grant announcement