Expanding opportunities in America’s cities

From the President

Vision and thought leadership guide our philanthropic enterprise.

Events

  • Student African American Brotherhood annual conference

    Upcoming:
    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)

    Upcoming:
    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

Speeches

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

 

Published Delivered:
2017
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Commentary

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

Published Published:
2016
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Newsletters

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

Published Published:
2016
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