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February 18, 2014
Kresge News

Community members, environmentalists find ways to mitigate impact of rail yard expansion in Chicago

With as much as one-third of the nation's freight rail traffic, Chicago does experience more locomotive pollution than any city in the country.  In 2006, it was estimated that the amount of smog-forming nitrogen – or NOx – emitted from locomotives in the city was equal to the emissions of more than 25 million cars. ...

Categories: Health

February 11, 2014
Kresge News

Lincoln Park Coast Cultural District revitalizing New Jersey neighborhood

The group is building a 600-seat outdoor amphitheater behind the facade for community and cultural events, including the annual Lincoln Park Music Festival, launched in 2006. The weekend festival, which attracted 60,000 people in 2013, features jazz, hip-hop, gospel and house music. ...

Categories: Arts & Culture

February 4, 2014
Kresge News

Kresge Foundation thanks Trustee David W. Horvitz for eight years of service

He joined the foundation in December 2005 and in 2006 assumed leadership of its Investment Committee. The committee, a small group of trustees and outside investment professionals, guides the management of Kresge’s endowment. ...

Categories: The Kresge Foundation

February 4, 2014
Kresge News

Projects exemplify Kresge commitment to Detroit Future City

The nonprofit that promotes volunteerism, community activism and a positive media image to help transform Detroit has grown from 22 founding organizations in 2006 to more than 400 members. Read the full story.   A community house, a neighborhood anchor North Rosedale Park is renovating a unique facility. ...

Categories: Detroit

September 17, 2013
Kresge News

Cynthia Kresge and Maria Otero join Kresge Foundation Board of Trustees

In 2000 President Bill Clinton appointed Otero to the board of the United States Institute of Peace, where she served for eight years. In 2006 she was appointed by Secretary General Kofi Annan to the U.N. Advisors Group on Inclusive Financial Sectors. ...

Categories: The Kresge Foundation

May 14, 2013
Kresge News

Kresge investments help colleges ready students for sustainable energy jobs

The electrical lineman apprenticeship program is part of LA Trade Tech’s Green College Initiative, which began in 2006 in response to the needs of local industry and the college’s own internal commitment to sustainability. ...

Categories: Education

March 14, 2013
Kresge News

White paper makes case that farm workers are most vulnerable members of U.S. workforce

Annual average U.S. vegetable and melon production more than doubled from 10.9 million tons per year between 1986 and 1988 to 23.7 million tons per year during 2006 to 2008, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Agricultural Statistics. Real wage rates for farm laborers, which had been flat for 20 years, have increased recently as a result of increases in minimum wage rates at the federal level and in several states. ...

Categories: Health

January 29, 2013
Kresge News

Kresge-supported report traces increased prevalence of pesticides, children’s health problems

The number of children diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder increased an average 3 percent each year from 1997 to 2006 and an average 5.5 percent each year from 2003 to 2007. An estimated 400,000 to 600,000 of the 4 million children born in the United States each year are affected by neurodevelopment disorders. ...

Categories: Health

December 27, 2012
Kresge News

Advancing Safe and Healthy Homes Initiative aims to eliminate hazards in hundreds of homes

Omaha Community Foundation The foundation will use its grant to support the Omaha Healthy Kids Alliance, which has promoted lead-safe and healthy homes since 2006. The foundation reports that more than 200 children are poisoned in Omaha each year as a result of interior lead-based paint.In addition, Nebraska is also the No. 1 state in the nation for carbon monoxide deaths. ...

Categories: Health

May 30, 2012
Kresge News

Kresge supports KaBOOM! and Rails-to-Trails efforts to bring play, physical activity to nation’s cities

reports that a 2006 study found only 29 percent of the nation’s public and private schools provided open access to their physical activity spaces and facilities outside of normal school hours. ...

Categories: Health

April 17, 2012
Kresge News

South African higher-education institutions see private giving increase threefold

Before 2006, fundraising at Wits was fragmented, decentralized and not very highly regarded. The university had just begun to formally change its approach – appointing a deputy vice chancellor for advancement and partnerships – when it formally joined the Kresge initiative at the end of 2007. ...


January 27, 2012
Kresge News

Detroit’s Poet Laureate Naomi Long Madgett named 2012 Kresge Eminent Artist

., Madgett is the author of 10 books of poetry, a pair of textbooks, and the 2006 memoir, “Pilgrim Journey.” She also has edited two anthologies. Madgett’s poems have appeared in scores of anthologies at home and abroad. ...


November 23, 2010
Kresge News

Historic milestone for energy-efficiency advocates

"Improving the 2012 IECC standard by 30 percent beyond the 2006 IECC lays a strong foundation for future IECC building energy code reductions," says Edward Mazria, the chief executive of Architecture 2030, a Kresge grantee and member of the EECC. ...

Categories: Environment

November 11, 2010
Speech

In a Recent Speech to Higher Education Leaders in South Africa, Rip Rapson Reflects on Kresge’s Grantmaking Success and Future Role

The Initiative's four original grantees' advancement offices collectively raised 77 million rands ($11.2 million) in 2006, but by 2009, these four grantees raised 183 million rands ($26.5 million). These positive strides were supported by grants from Kresge's five-year, $10 million Special Initiative in South Africa, along with other grants designed to strengthen South African higher education more broadly. ...

Categories: Education

August 30, 2010
Kresge News

New Report Supports the Expansion of Access to Healthy, Affordable Food in Every Community

The Convergence Partnership is a funders' collaborative that was founded in 2006 on the premise that people achieve good health when the places where they live support health and nutrition. ...

Categories: Environment, Health

May 20, 2010
Program Update

Health Team Director David Fukuzawa Joins Panel Discussion on “Healthy People, Healthy Places;” Web Seminar To Air May 25.

The Convergence Partnership is a collaboration of funders, including Kresge, that was formed in 2006 to create the Healthy Eating Active Living Convergence Partnership, with the shared goal of changing policies and environments to better achieve the vision of healthy people living in healthy places. ...

Categories: Health

August 14, 2009
Kresge News

As the Timber Industry Declines, Lane Community College Students Seek New Careers in Nursing and Health-care services

It also has pioneered innovative recycling programs, including a cooking-oil-to-biodiesel venture that powered the campus for an entire month.  In 2006, Lane received the Campus Sustainability Leadership Award from the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education. ...

Categories: Education, Environment, Health

July 15, 2008
Kresge News

Kresge Goes Green with Renewable Power from DTE Energy

GreenCurrents provides us another opportunity to tangibly demonstrate our commitment to clean, renewable energy.” In 2006, the Kresge Foundation completed a project to build an energy efficient, environmentally-sustainable headquarters on its current three-acre site in Troy. ...


June 5, 2008
Kresge News

Kresge Achieves Highest-level LEED Platinum Certification for Design, Construction and Operation of its Headquarters

Environmental-impact considerations were paramount throughout the design, site development, construction and interior finishing of the two-level, glass-and-steel facility, completed in 2006. The foundation sought LEED certification, which provides independent, third-party verification that a building project is environmentally responsible. ...


September 17, 2007
Kresge News

Kresge Foundation Awards $45.5 Million to Nonprofit Organizations in 29 States and District of Columbia

Kresge to promote human progress. In 2006 it awarded approximately $150 million in grants to nonprofit organizations in the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, South Africa and Mexico and had year-end assets of $3.3 billion. ...