The Kresge Foundation

Category: Environment

The Foundationís Healthy Environments grant program seeks to advance environmental protection for those living in at-risk communities, especially those affected by pollution, chemical exposure, and other toxic hazards. Through strategic partnerships the Foundation supports efforts to improve the homes, surroundings, and quality of life for children and their families living in low-income communities through three initiatives: cleaner freight transport, environmental health and justice, and advancing safe and healthy homes. Cleaner freight transport grants address the health effects of diesel exhaust particulate matter on low-income communities and workers employed at truck, rail, air, and shipping facilities. Environmental health and justice grants funds both community engagement efforts and partnerships among scientific, legal, and government organizations to address imminent environmental health hazards affecting vulnerable populations and communities. Advancing safe and healthy homes builds on the Foundationís Getting the Lead Out initiative by broadening childhood lead-abatement efforts into a comprehensive, healthy housing approach that addresses the range of toxins and unhealthy conditions that harm children and families. Among these are lead, mold, radon, carbon monoxide, asthma triggers, pests, safety hazards, and lack of proper weatherization. The Foundation does not accept unsolicited applications for the advancing safe and healthy homes initiative. Additional information can be found on the Web site.

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