We are a $3.6 billion private, national foundation that works to expand opportunities in America’s cities through grantmaking and social investing in arts and culture, education, environment, health, human services and community development in Detroit.
Featured items: FreshLo grants catalyze innovative food-oriented development projects in 23 communities; Report offers roadmap for channeling capital into climate-resilient water systems; Leveraging dollars to get results; Raquel Hatter of Human Services joins FFI board; Kresge presidents discusses Detroit's comeback and its challenges with Columbia's Jeffrey Sachs; New senior program officer joins Human Services team.
Featured items: Three cities top winners in FAFSA challenge; BUILD Health Challenge to support new round of community collaborations; Twenty-one Detroit community development organizations share $3.3 million in grants; Shaping the future of public health; Vote for Carol Coletta in ‘most influential urbanists’ survey; Kresge managing director contributes to book about pay-for-performance investing.
Featured items: Kresge stands with DREAMers; Investment meets innovation; A ‘voice from the field’ talks about early-childhood work; Investment supports redevelopment in Cincinnati; Health deputy director selected for fellowship program; Housing forum set for Detroit.
Featured items: Creative Placemaking boosts quality of life in Minnesota's Twin Cities; Kresge becomes MIE sustaining member; Thank you to our grantees for taking over Kresge!; Harpist, educator Patricia Terry-Ross' life and work celebrated in new Kresge-published book. In the News: One Trick for Keeping Kids in College: Forgive Tiny Debts That Force Them to Leave (Fast Company); Housing for Health (Stanford Social Innovation Review); Four Cities Learn How to Create Inclusive Communities (Huffington Post); Binghapton and Broad Avenue Reach Their Tiffing Point (Smart City Memphis); QLINE free rides to end Sept. 5 (Detroit News); Audacious Philanthropy (Harvard Business Review).
Featured items: Transforming lives and communities in Greater Boston through capital access and deployment; Adolph Falcón of National Alliance for Hispanic Health to take over Kresge Twitter account; Housing America's Families Forum coming to Detroit this fall; Kresge CFO Amy Robinson featured in Dbusiness Powered by Women issue; Sean Feng named "rising star" in foundation investing; Kresge Eminent Artist Patricia Terry-Ross monograph available next week; Vote for BUILD Health Challenge at SXSW.
Featured items: Philanthropy must respond forcefully to Charlottesville; Kresge and partners launch $13M initiative to imporve college success rates; Kresge honors Eminent Artist Patricia Terry-Ross at community celebration on August 28; The University Innovation Alliance's Bridget Burns to take over Kresge's Twitter; Kresge 2016 Annual Report now available. Health Reform Roundtable issues bipartisan statement on Health Reform; Fellow brings experience in community development and education to Detroit Program; Vote for FreshLo to be included at SXSW.
Featured items: Annual report focuses on InterCHANGE of philanthropic methods, tools; Memphis Gallery Owner Pat Brown to take over Kresge’s Twitter feed; Kresge convening supports action to create a more diverse and inclusive environmental movement; Net Impact features blog; New report available on innovative solutions to bridge quality housing and better health; Graduate fellow brings passion from neighborhoods work to Kresge.
Featured items: Environment senior officer honored by policy group; ArtPlace America next to take over Kresge’s Twitter feed; Problems like generational poverty need new approaches; Journalist with passion for social policy dives into strategic communications as graduate fellow; Newest podcast looks at Civic Commons work in Chicago; Legal Impact Network convening at Kresge focuses on immigration, Medicaid, housing; Sidewalk festival returns to celebrate Detroit.
Featured items: Kresge partners to take over foundation's main Twitter feed each Tuesday in August; Rapson says Detroit ’67 observances a time to recommit – with humility; Georgia HFA Healthy Families receives support from Kresge's Health Program; U.S. Impact Investing Alliance expands scope; In-class visit leads to Investments internship; Engineer takes fellowship to find equitable solutions.
Featured items include: Airport-walking study finds that making a small change can have a big health impact; Cutting-edge art festival returns to Detroit; Education team renews support for Inyathelo; Interest in Creative Placemaking draws Wayne State grad to Kresge internship; New paper offers blueprint for equitable water systems.
Featured items: Reports show Creative Placemaking can drive equitable community development; Grantees share insights on health collaborations; Arts Fellows reflect Detroit's cultural wealth; Passion, advocacy drive graduate student to fellowship with Kresge Education team; Justice for All to provide technical assistance for civil justice community.
Featured items include: Grant supports work to improve child health; Capital for communities and opportunities for investors; Support for higher education in South Africa rests on shared qualities, challenges; Education deputy offers tips on strong grantee relationships.
Featured items: Kresge invests in Pay for Success initiative; Kresge Arts in Detroit names 2017 fellows; Climate resilience work accelerating; QLINE free rides continue through summer; Podcast, purpose bring University of Chicago student to Kresge for investments internship.
Featured items: New round of grants announced in Memphis funding initiative; ArtPlace names 70 finalists for 2017 Creative Placemaking Fund projects; Initiative seeks to increase impact of data sharing in health and human services; New book compiles lessons in pay-for-performance investing; 2017 Eminent Artist subject of new video.
Featured items: Kresge welcomes new trustees Ko Chin, Muñoz; salutes departing Hirano Inouye, Bollinger; Kresge president among Crain’s “Change Makers”; Kresge remains committed to climate-resilience efforts; How today's 'traditional' students see higher education opportunities; Report outlines equitable, inclusive water management.
Featured items: Webcast focuses on early childhood work; New education study identifies impact-investing opportunities; Bike-sharing program launches with Kresge support; Detroit leaders bet big on small business.
Featured items include: Detroit salutes retiring opera impresario; Grantees begin work to transform public health; Conference to highlight early childhood work; Reinvestment index shows business leaders, entrepreneurs optimistic about Detroit
Featured items: M-1 Rail line to open to the public; Water-systems initiative to fund work based in equity; New report highlights voices for change in the South; Updated "Guide to Impact Investing" released; Podcast looks at a champion of livable cities; Human rights champion discusses life, work.
Featured items: Environment team adjusts strategy to stress equity in climate resilience; Detroit light-rail system to open to the public; Caregivers, parents share ideas during Detroit Day of the Young Child; Grantee shares research on housing, health services; Updated “Guide to Impact Investing” released.
Featured items: Detroit day of the Young Child; Kresge among winners of HUD, Council of Foundations award; Report highlights the power of guarantees in impact investing; New online hub provides resources for Community Health Workers; Arts & Culture team welcomes new program officer.
Featured items: $2 million awarded to neighborhood projects; Join the conversation on Day of the Young Child; Data-based work to help students gets big boost; Center helping Kresge, others look inward to fully achieve diversity, equity and inclusion.
Featured items include: Kresge pilots grantee leadership development program with racial equity lens; Missed the SPARCC launch? Watch the Webcast; Kresge teams to discuss work at one of philanthropy’s biggest conferences.
Featured items: 40 health officials selected for second cohort of Emerging Leaders in Public Health; Study finds link between access to arts, higher quality of life in low-income neighborhoods; Kresge partner works to provide early childhood professionals with dashboard of data; New IT leader joins Kresge.
Featured items: Report highlights green- infrastructure job opportunities; new national poll shows strong support for investments that increase access to opportunity; Community development finance – a glass half full; Kresge partners to explore role of Creative Placemaking in transportation.
Featured items: New book explores impact of for-profit colleges on low-income students; Kresge trustees, staff explore climate change in South Florida; Webcast explores building equity, prosperity and sustainability for all; FreshLo Team to present at Council of Foundations annual meeting; Center to release database to promote equity in climate efforts.
Featured items: New study surveys hunger, homelessness among community college students; Detroit's QLINE to begin service on May 12; Lake Area Technical Institute Awarded Top Aspen Prize; New complex helps seniors stay in Detroit; Health Entreprenuers tackle social determinants of health through innovation.
Featured items: Former Philadelphia mayor offers lessons for Detroit; Report offers colleges a guide for ethical use of data analytics; President recounts evolution of Kresge’s approach; Former Kresge fellow to lead new center.
Featured items: Kresge and partners work to improve diversity, equity in environmental grantmaking; President outlines goals of early childhood work; Municipal bonds and the trend toward social justice; Education team hosting panel at SXWedu; Social Investing: Putting People to Work.
Featured items: Two colleges honored for improving graduation rates; 'SIF Week' spotlights social innovation work; New episodes of Talking About Cities podcast are available; Boston nonprofit crafts new way to reduce poverty.
Featured items include: $90M initiative to fund projects with focus on equity; Human Services Program welcomes Raquel Hatter; Only a few days left for Emerging Leaders applications; Kresge president stresses need to support low-income students; Kresge grantee highlights agencies helping families
Featured items include: Kresge president shares Detroit lessons, outlines ‘Philanthropy’s Role in a New Era'; Kresge joins foundation immigration statement; Health initiative application deadline draws near; Kresge granteebrings fresh, local foods to underserved urban areas.
Featured items include: Kresge partner to invest in digital startups addressing social determinants of health; New social investing series, Mission, Money and Market; Solar-power storage technologies hitting stride; Kresge staffers selected for leadership program; Education deputy discusses how to grow college-access programs.
Featured items: Musician/educator named 2017 Eminent Artist; Conference explores links between health, environment; ELPH informational webinar available online; Kresge president looks ahead on impact investing; Climate-resilience efforts lead to job opportunities.
Featured items include: Kresge awards $400,000 to San Antonio's SA2020; BUILD Health Challenge accepting applications
for new round of funding; Health association declares 2017 'Year of Climate Change and Health'; Kresge executive selected
for leadership program
Featured items include: Vice President, CFO takes on additional responsibilities; Social Investment Practice commits $14 million; Early childhood grants hit $4.5 million in 2016; Health-leadership initiative still accepting applications; President discusses philanthropy working in the real world.
Featured items include: Health initiative seeking new cohort of local leaders; $2 million goes to Flint lead-poisoning recovery; Detroit M-1 RAIL street car makes inaugural test trip; Kresge president discusses creative placemaking as part of NEA anniversary; Kresge, partners say thank you as Laura Trudeau retires.
Featured items include: Kresge launches Memphis Funding Opportunity; $10M investment will support affordable housing; President discusses Kresge's evolving approach; BUILD Health Challenge calling for applications.
Featured items include: How can communities better protect themselves from climate risks; statement from Kresge President Rip Rapson about philanthropy's role after the election; Arts & Culture grantees connect, reflect at convening; Healthy Futures Fund awards planning grants.
Featured items include: Kresge a funder of climate-resilience collaboration; FreshLo initiative highlighted at national conference; Environment officer urges water planners to consider equity; Metro Detroit artists invited to apply for fellowships; Detroit offers lessons for New Urban Agenda work.
Featured items include: Eminent Artist celebrated with release of monograph; Detroit nonprofits encouraged to apply for new round of neighborhood-improvement project grants; Articles, panel take up inequality in cities; Report highlights crises and calls for new approach to health care.
Featured items include: NEA, Kresge launch creative placemaking program; Nonprofit Finance Fund launches health initiative; NPR talks to Education director about transferring challenges; Inequality in America's Cities: A Panel Discussion; 2016 Kresge Eminent Artist Celebration; TV interview, podcasts focus on civic commons work; Learning and evaluation director offers advice on building a practice.
Featured items include: Kresge commits $7M to supportive housing plan; Kresge awards $5.1M to Detroit arts groups; KEYS: Detroit page debuts on Kresge website; Career center opens in Detroit’s North End.
Featured items include: Capital Absorption work featured in Fed paper and in lecture at Lincoln Institute; Kresge helps fund "Civic Commons" initiative; Investing in communities for living, working, creating; Kresge Eminent Artist discusses her life, work; Kresge partners named to list of higher education innovators; New newsletter to cover initiative for early childhood education.
Featured items include: Student investment fund leads to Kresge position; foundation deepens ties with Memphis community; putting the pieces together with Creative Placemaking; Awards honor efforts to “bank” disinvested communities; EPA blog hosts Kresge appeal to address equity, justice in climate change planning.
Featured items include: Foundation implements new procedures to improve responsiveness to grantees; Kresge president named chairman of Living Cities; FreshLo grantees discuss ways to make food, arts and culture part of neighborhood revitalization; Opening the door to social change; Health grantee wins award for transforming services
Featured items include: Many tools to achieve one goal; Business has a stake in early childhood education; learning from urban environment work; getting the lead out of homes, schools; Kresge staffers spend a day in the community.
Featured items include: Annual report highlights new social investment approaches; foundation president calls for greater urgency in creating inclusiveness and opportunity; study uncovers unseen obstacles to college success; national experts join FreshLo advisory committee.
Featured items include: New health venture enlists tech entrepreneurs; Reception, tributes mark Rapson anniversary; Detroit artists receive Kresge fellowships; Troy campus adds solar power to energy mix.
Featured items include: Detroit Home Mortgage program highlighted at the Clinton Global Initiative America annual conference; BUILD Health Challenge marks first anniversary; grants available for early care providers in Detroit; Kresge Community Finance initiative draws nearly 150 grant applications.
Featured items include: Release of the Regional Transmit Authority's master plan and panel discussion of transit at The Mackinac Conference; panel discussion of early childhood development at The Mackinac Conference; Human Services Program unveils revised strategy; a Kresge-funded report on the challenges facing seniors who want to "age in place" in their homes; 22 cities win FAFSA challenge grants.
Featured items include: announcement of grant recipients in the "Fresh, Local & Equitable" initiative; President Rip Rapson describes the foundation's approach to impact investing; video recaps of the Drawing on Detroit conference at the University of Southern California; and Kresge's commitment of $2.5 million to assistance for Flint residents affected by the lead-poisoning crisis.
Featured items include Kresge's participation in a forum about Detroit's revitalization, a survey of business leaders' perceptions of Detroit, Health Program initiatives and reports on community health and higher education.
Featured items include: the second round of grants through Kresge Innovative Projects: Detroit; a new $30 million social investment initiative; the retirement announcement of Laura Trudeau, managing director of the foundation's Detroit Program; the naming of Regina Smith as managing director of the foundation's Arts & Culture Program.