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From the President

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  • Student African American Brotherhood annual conference

    April 7, 2017

    Welcome address highlighting Kresge's support of SAAB and commitment to improving lives of boys and men of color.

  • Launch event for SPARCC (the Strong, Prosperous And Resilient Communities Challenge)

    March 30, 2017

    Address on investing in America's future at Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, New York City.

  • College of Environmental Design annual gala

    March 4, 2017

    Keynote presentation on the role of philanthropy and social investing in creating opportunities for low-income communities.

  • Weingart Foundation

    March 2, 2017

    Keynote presentation on the challenge of directing foundation resources to communities most in need.

  • Great Lakes Student Success Conference

    February 16, 2017

    Welcome address 

  • Greater Milwaukee Committee annual meeting

    February 13, 2017

    Address on lessons learned from Kresge's work in Detroit.

In the News

March 27, 2017 3:00 PM EDT

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By Kimberlee Cornett It’s well known that low-income people and communities face an inordinate amount of challenges. But let’s...
March 26, 2017 10:00 PM EDT
Jobs linked to the growth of green infrastructure are expected to expand in coming years and will provide valuable opportunities for urban residents seeking entry-level work with advancement potential, according to a report released March 27 , 2017. The authors conclude that industry-led efforts to...
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From the Library


Address delivered at the College of Environmental Design, University of California Berkeley.


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A statement by Kresge Foundation President and CEO Rip Rapson about the Hope Starts Here: Detroit’s Early Childhood Partnership, a...

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Issues of Volume 1 (2016) and 2 (2017) of the weekly newsletter News From The Kresge Foundation, containing information about funding...

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