Annual Report

2014 Kresge Annual Report

This annual report focuses on the core beliefs that guided The Kresge Foundation’s work in the years leading up to Detroit’s municipal bankruptcy, and that now transcend our work there and shape our efforts to improve the bedrock social, cultural and environmental conditions in America’s cities. This visionary, strategic style of philanthropy – unafraid to ask hard questions and fearless in the face of great challenge ­– is working to produce a bold urban future.

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Table of Contents
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Letter From the Chairwoman
Letter From the President

Six Core Beliefs
A Treatise on the Future of Philanthropy

Financial Report
Social Investment Practice

Programs and Grants

Arts & Culture
Human Services

President's Discretion
Special Initiatives

Board of Trustees, Executive Office, Staff

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