Kresge Funding Opportunity for Grassroots Organizations Application Deadline
In March 2020, the Massachusetts Smart Growth Alliance (MSGA) issued a request for proposals (RFP) from grassroots organizations and community groups working in and with low-income and immigrant communities and communities of color across the state to participate in advocacy on health equity and housing. This initiative is supported by a grant from the Kresge Foundation’s Advancing Health Equity Through Housing program, which is focused on advancing innovative, multi-sector solutions to housing instability, generated by community residents, that improve housing affordability and quality through policy and practice changes.
Rather than delaying the release of funds, MSGA is making funds available for short-term campaigns to respond to emergent health equity and housing needs in the face of COVID-19. The COVID-19 pandemic makes the need for safe and secure housing for all Massachusetts residents even more critical. Communities already facing marginalization are being hardest hit by the virus and its economic repercussions. Addressing the immediate risk to communities with housing insecurity through advocacy and organizing is paramount.