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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

February 22, 2017 5:30 PM EST
As part of its month-long celebration every February of organizations that develop and implement innovations that transform and improve communities, the Corporation for National & Community Service highlights the work of its Social Innovation Fund (SIF) during “SIF Week.” The Kresge...
February 22, 2017 1:30 PM EST
Miami Dade College in Florida and Pierce College District in Washington state were honored for their efforts to improve student outcomes by national community college reform leader Achieving the Dream, which presented the schools with the 2017 Leah Meyer Austin Award at its annual conference this...
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Plenary address delivered by Kresge Foundation President and CEO Rip Rapson at the Great Lakes Student Success Conference on February...

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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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