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February 4, 2014
Kresge News

Projects exemplify Kresge commitment to Detroit Future City

Making the city safer, one neighborhood at a time AmeriCorps Urban Safety Program builds on Midtown success story. Since 2009, the Midtown area of Detroit has seen a 45 percent reduction on crime with an innovative collaboration among residents, law enforcement agencies and volunteers. ...

Categories: Detroit

October 31, 2013
Kresge News

Kresge-supported website helps colleges serve veterans

Since 2009, nearly 1 million veterans and their families have used the benefits of the Post-9/11 GI Bill. ...

Categories: Education

September 17, 2013
Kresge News

Cynthia Kresge and Maria Otero join Kresge Foundation Board of Trustees

Maria Otero is a graduate of the University of Maryland and Johns Hopkins School for Advanced International Studies. From 2009 until earlier this year, she served as the U.S. Under Secretary of State for Civilian Security, Democracy and Human Rights. ...

Categories: The Kresge Foundation

July 31, 2013
Kresge News

Project Row Houses dropped in on Houston’s Third Ward – and stayed for 20 years

Shearer came to the project in 2009 after nearly 40 years working in museums, including New York’s groundbreaking Artists Space in the 1980s and later the Museum of Modern Art. ...

Categories: Arts & Culture

July 3, 2013
Kresge News

Kresge-supported project provides easily accessible information about ‘community benefit’ requirement for nonprofit hospitals

The New England Journal of Medicine reported in April 2013 that tax-exempt hospitals devoted approximately 7.5 percent of their operating expenses to community benefits in fiscal year 2009. More than 85 percent of those expenditures went to charity care and patient care services, with only about 5 percent going to community health improvement programs. ...

Categories: Health

June 19, 2013
Kresge News

A champion of diversity and inclusion, Dr. Jane Delgado retires from The Kresge Foundation Board of Trustees

In addition, she has received numerous awards and recognitions, including: In 2010 by Ladies Home Journal as among “Women We Love” In 2009 by Web MD as a “Health Hero” In 2007 by People En Español as one of the “100 Most Influential in the Hemisphere” In 2005, the Hispanic Heritage Foundation Award for Education In 2005, the U.S. ...

Categories: The Kresge Foundation

April 4, 2013
Kresge News

Building owners and managers rally around Architecture 2030 goals of cutting energy use

Kresge’s Environment Program has supported Architecture 2030 since 2009, providing more than $1 million toward developing new approaches to energy efficiency. The Environment Program seeks to help communities build environmental, economic and social resilience in the face of climate change. ...

Categories: Environment

March 14, 2013
Kresge News

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

Family earned income for hired farm workers averaged $17,500 to $19,999 per year in 2007-2009, according to National Agricultural Worker Survey statistics cited in the report. Although many hired crop farm worker families meet the income test for needs-based federal and state assistance programs, such as Medicaid, Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children, and food stamps, less than 1 percent of hired crop farm worker families receive payments from welfare programs, according to the report. ...

Categories: Health

January 29, 2013
Kresge News

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

The number of U.S. children with asthma increased from 2.1 million in 1980 to 7.1 million in 2009. Obese children are more likely to have higher concentrations of 2,5-DCP in their urine, a metabolite of the pesticide found in mothballs (p-dichlorobenzene). ...

Categories: Health

January 18, 2013
Kresge News

Light rail comes to Detroit: U.S. Department of Transportation makes a $25M grant, putting M-1 Rail in motion

Kresge’s Board of Trustees approved the $35.1 million grant for the rail system in 2009.  Meant to stimulate development, density and employment in Detroit, and promote further investment in regional mass transit, the grant is part of a comprehensive approach to creating economic opportunity in Kresge’s hometown. ...

Categories: Detroit

December 27, 2012
Kresge News

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

The effort builds on a 2009 healthy housing initiative to reduce childhood lead poisoning in low-income housing. Nonprofit organizations in California, Nebraska, New Jersey and North Carolina will use funding from the Advancing Safe and Healthy Homes Initiative to address environmental and housing challenges such as asthma-triggering allergens, fire hazards, substandard insulation and weatherization, structural problems like broken steps and railings, and neighborhood nuisances such as abandoned buildings. ...

Categories: Health

May 30, 2012
Kresge News

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

Rails-to-Trails Urban Pathways Initiative The Rails-to-Trails Conservancy, which has helped create more than 20,000 miles of rail-trails in communities across America during the past 25 years, launched its Urban Pathways Initiative in 2009. The initiative promotes equitable investment in underserved communities through programs and improvements that enhance access to and encourage use of trails in urban areas. ...

Categories: Health

May 18, 2012
Kresge News

Pair of publications recognize members of Kresge investment staff

Snider joined Kresge Foundation in 2009, after six years at Merrill Lynch. A Notre Dame graduate, she earned an MBA at the University of Chicago. ...

Categories: The Kresge Foundation

May 7, 2012
Kresge News

Kresge-funded program helps low-income families to eat better, local farmers to earn more

Sources: Fair Food Network; McGinnis, Williams-Russo, Knickman 2002; University of Wisconsin County Health Rankings 2011* The Kresge Foundation helped the Fair Food Network get off the ground and run a pilot incentive program with a $980,000 grant in 2009. An additional $300,000 grant in 2011 contributed to the Double Up Food Bucks fund that matches SNAP dollars – up to $20 per market day – when shoppers swipe SNAP debit cards at participating markets throughout Michigan. ...

Categories: Detroit, Health

March 19, 2012
Kresge News

The Young Invincibles bus tour focuses on solutions to #FixYoungAmerica

You can find them · @YI_Care  on Twitter (and look for the hashtag #FixYoungAmerica) · And on Facebook Founded in 2009 by a group of Georgetown University law students, the Young Invincibles began as an all-volunteer organization run out of the law school cafeteria. ...


February 13, 2012
Kresge News

Pilot project in Ohio reduces Medicaid costs by providing alternative to skilled nursing homes

Her organization is the nation’s largest not-for-profit developer and manager of affordable senior housing and services. In 2009, National Church Residences used a $3.2 million grant from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to convert senior independent living units in Ohio to assisted living units. ...


February 6, 2012
Kresge News

Environment Program gathers partners engaged in climate adaptation work

Department of Housing and Urban Development from 2009 to 2011, will deliver a keynote address. “Ron offers an example of a metropolitan leader who’s successfully and proactively integrated planning for water, transit, housing and other systems and infused cross-sector planning with ideas about sustainability,” says Nordgren. ...


December 26, 2011
Kresge News

Non-profit group Second Nature helps colleges teach and observe sustainable building

If you stop, you’re backing up.” In 2009 Second Nature, an organization that helps colleges and universities practice and teach sustainability, selected Johnston as one of its Kresge Fellows. ...

Categories: Education

December 16, 2011
Kresge News

Kresge remains committed to light rail project on Detroit’s Woodward Avenue

. – In March 2009, The Kresge Foundation Board of Trustees approved an unprecedented $35 million grant toward the construction of a 3.4-mile, fixed rail system in the Woodward Avenue corridor of Detroit to connect people from Detroit’s riverfront to the Midtown and New Center districts to the north.   ...


November 7, 2011
Kresge News

Researchers look at college graduation rates through the filter of U.S. metropolitan areas

That mapping accounted for educational need – reflected in the percentage of adults with a college degree in 2009 – and the change in the college degree-attainment rate since 2000. The researchers also considered the percentage of young people in each metro area, the presence or absence of a major university and economic conditions like unemployment rates. ...

Categories: Education