Grants List

Kansas City Public Library

Kansas City, MO  |   Approved Date: 10/28/2014  |   Approved Amount: $5,000

Support for the Digital Inclusion Summit in Kansas City, Missouri, October 17, 2014.

University of Iowa, School of Urban and Regional Planning

Iowa City, IA  |   Approved Date: 10/14/2014  |   Approved Amount: $60,000

Support for research to study the roles of universities in regional entrepreneurship ecosystems of United States college towns.

Georgia State University, Andrew Young School of Policy Studies

Atlanta, GA  |   Approved Date: 10/13/2014  |   Approved Amount: $59,077

Support to examine the recent history of immigrant migration in the United States and how this migration was affected by labor market conditions, geography, and demography.

Virginia Commonwealth University, L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs

Richmond, VA  |   Approved Date: 10/10/2014  |   Approved Amount: $58,228

Support to analyze the local entrepreneurship ecosystem in three case sites - Detroit, Pittsburgh, and Richmond.

The Plaza Academy

Kansas City, MO  |   Approved Date: 10/10/2014  |   Approved Amount: $50,000

Support for the After-School Tutoring and Extended School Year programs.

Youth Volunteer Corps of America

Kansas City, MO  |   Approved Date: 10/10/2014  |   Approved Amount: $49,741

Support two additional AmeriCorps members through the Missouri State Commission AmericCorps program.

Cleveland State University, Center for Economic Development

Cleveland, OH  |   Approved Date: 10/9/2014  |   Approved Amount: $74,250

Support for research on high-growth firms in the state of Ohio, including analysis of academic definitions for high-growth throughout different business cycles (expansion, recession, recovery), and detailed analysis of Ohio's different regional entrepreneurial ecosystems.

University of North Texas, Department of Geography

Denton, TX  |   Approved Date: 10/9/2014  |   Approved Amount: $16,600

Support for research on high-growth firms in the United States, tracking these firms' performance for ten years after their peak of growth, as well as assessing the high-growth firm performance of different metropolitan areas of the United States.

Young Men's Christian Association, Greater Kansas City

Kansas City, MO  |   Approved Date: 10/7/2014  |   Approved Amount: $50,000

Support for the Achievement Gap Initiative to pilot two programs, the Summer Learning Loss Prevention program and the Afterschool Learning program.

National Association for Community College Entrepreneurship, Inc.

Springfield, MA  |   Approved Date: 10/6/2014  |   Approved Amount: $42,808

Support the 12th Annual National Association for Community College Entrepreneurship Conference in Phoenix, Arizona, October 12-15, 2014.