The New York Community Trust
The New York Community Trust awarded ULI a $100,000 grant in June 2016 to increase community resilience around the country, and accelerate adoption of resilient city-building by identifying practical approaches and sharing experiences from New York and other cities. With this grant, ULI in partnership with ULI New York will address the unavoidable climate impacts we are already witnessing by leveraging our member networks in New York City and around the nation to shift thinking about resilience within the real estate industry, and help New York and other cities enhance resilience by imparting lessons in smart land use and real estate development. Using ULI’s proven methods – including advisory services, reports, and convenings – we will work to influence real estate practice and impact communities.
The Kresge Foundation
The Kresge Foundation awarded ULI a $250,000 grant in February 2016 to support our Creative Placemaking in Communities in America project. With this funding, ULI will integrate creative placemaking across ULI’s programs and will share information about effective creative placemaking approaches and lessons learned throughout our broad network. We will also work closely with our local network of District Councils to undertake projects that leverage arts and culture programming, interventions, and creative placemaking strategies to improve commercial corridors.
In October 2015, The Kresge Foundation also awarded ULI an $800,000 grant to renew its support for the ULI Center for Sustainability. With this funding, ULI will address both sides of climate risk – the root cause in energy and resource use, and the unavoidable climate impacts we are already witnessing. With climate change disproportionately impacting low-income and other vulnerable populations, ULI will strive to reduce the negative impact of the built environment on our planet and increase the sustainability of our urban areas—creating stronger communities for all people.