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Issue 20 – December 29, 2016

News from The Kresge Foundation, Vol. 1 Issue 20

Featured items: Holiday message from Kresge President and CEO Rip Rapson; video of Kresge Foundation highlights 2016.

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Issue 19 – December 15, 2016


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. 

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Issue 18 – December 1, 2016


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. 

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Issue 15 – October 20, 2016

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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.

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Issue 17 – November 17, 2016


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. 

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Issue 16 – November 3, 2016

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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. 

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Issue 14 – October 6, 2016

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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. 

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Issue 13 – September 22, 2016

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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. 

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Issue 12 – September 8, 2016

News From The Kresge Foundation Volume 1, Issue 12 (September 8, 2016)

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.

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Issue 11 – August 25, 2016

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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.

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Issue 10 – August 11, 2016

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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

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Issue 9 – July 28, 2016

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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.

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Issue 8 – July 14, 2016


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.

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Issue 7 – June 30, 2016


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.

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Issue 6 – June 16, 2016


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.

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Issue 5 – June 2, 2016


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.

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Issue 4 – May 19, 2016


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.

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Issue 3 – May 5, 2016


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.

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Issue 2 – April 21, 2016


Featured items include unveiling of the Detroit Reinvestment Index, a grant initiative aimed at Detroit-area arts and culture organizations and Kresge's participation in the ArtPlace annual summit. 

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Issue 1 – April 7, 2016


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.

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