William F. L. Moses serves as the program director for The Kresge Foundation’s Education Program, which promotes access and success in higher education for low-income, first-generation, and underrepresented students. A key architect in restructuring Kresge’s education programming, Bill oversees the education team’s continuum of grant activities in higher education, from developing program strategy, reviewing preliminary ideas, and helping grantees develop proposals or initiatives, to awarding funding and monitoring existing grants. He presents Education Program work to Kresge’s board and represents the foundation at media and nonprofit events.
“The best part of my work at the Kresge Foundation is the chance to have a positive impact on thousands, perhaps even millions, of lives by providing opportunities for people to get an education,” Bill says. “I have worked with higher education institutions for much of my career, so it is very exciting to be part of Kresge’s educational focus.”
After joining Kresge in 1997, Bill became a program officer and, later, a senior program officer. He was instrumental in developing Kresge’s Green Building Initiative and has spearheaded the foundation’s international grantmaking.
Previously, Bill served as executive director of The Thomas J. Watson Foundation in Rhode Island, and as an analyst in the South Africa department of the Investor Responsibility Research Center in Washington. He also worked as a research officer at TechnoServe and held various administrative positions in Alaska’s state legislature and the federal government, including the U.S. Embassy in Cape Town.
A graduate of Claremont McKenna College, Bill holds a master’s degree in international relations from Yale University. He has authored or co-authored books and articles on South Africa including “Corporate Responsibility in a Changing South Africa” and has been interviewed on numerous radio and television news shows. Bill was the co-chair of the seven-foundation Partnership for Higher Education in Africa and serves on the steering committee of the Africa Grantmakers’ Affinity Group, an organization he co-founded.