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March 10, 2014
Kresge News

New Student Success Centers to boost community college efforts help students earn a credential

Those new centers will join Kresge-funded centers in Arkansas, Michigan, Ohio and Texas, all founded since 2010.  The national nonprofit Jobs for the Future has helped to launch each center and leads a cross-state network to foster collaboration. ...

Categories: Education

January 9, 2014
Kresge News

Photographer Bill Rauhauser selected as 2014 Kresge Eminent Artist

Five books of his work have been published: Beauty on the Streets of Detroit, Cambourne Publishing, 2011 Bill Rauhauser – 20th Century Photography in Detroit, Cambourne Publishing, 2010 Detroit Auto Show Images of the 1970s, Little Beast, 2007 Bob-Lo Revisited, Press Lorentz, 2003 Detroit Revisited, JD Anthony, 2000  He has curated three exhibitions at the Detroit Institute of Arts, where he serves as artist advisor for the board of directors of the department of prints, drawings and photographs.  ...


July 31, 2013
Kresge News

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

According to the 2010 Census, about one-fourth of the Third Ward’s residents live at or below the poverty level; more than 50 percent are children.    ...

Categories: Arts & Culture

July 3, 2013
Kresge News

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

The projected decrease in charity care would  free resources at nonprofit hospitals to provide other community benefits – activities that improve the overall health of the population. The 2010 Affordable Care Act clarified, expanded and introduced greater transparency into what are known as “community benefit” requirements for federally tax-exempt nonprofit hospitals. ...

Categories: Health

June 19, 2013
Kresge News

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

Food and Drug Administration Commissioner’s Special Citation She is the author of five books: La guía de Buena Salud sobre la artritis y tu vida (2012) The Buena Salud Guide for a Healthy Heart (2011) La guía de Buena Salud sobre la diabetes y tu vida (2011) The Latina Guide to Health: Consejos and Caring Answers by (2010) Salud: A Latina's Guide to Total Health (2002) Her 2011 book, “The Buena Salud Guide for a Healthy Heart” was selected as one of the best consumer health books in 2011 by Library Journal. ...

Categories: The Kresge Foundation

April 15, 2013
Kresge News

Achieving the Dream creates expectations for success in college and environments for achieving it

With open admissions, a large percentage of new community college students – 62 percent in Michigan in the 2010-2011 school year – need some remedial work to tackle college-level material. However, many get stuck in non-credit developmental courses that eat their time, money and patience without progressing into college-level credit course. ...

Categories: Education

March 14, 2013
Kresge News

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

A few large farms, including Reiter Affiliated Companies of California and Stemilt Growers Inc. in Washington, have responded to health disparities by providing company-funded medical clinics for employees. In 2010, the Western Growers Assurance Trust opened the new Cedar Health and Wellness Center in Salinas, California, which serves up to 80 patients a day. ...

Categories: Health

January 9, 2013
Kresge News

Michigan Opera Theatre’s David DiChiera named 2013 Kresge Eminent Artist

., France and Italy have recognized DiChiera for his dedication to opera in America, his achievements in music and his community leadership. In 2010, he was selected by the National Endowment for the Arts for its Opera Honors award, the nation’s highest accolade for lifetime achievement in opera. ...

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November 20, 2012
Kresge News

Study finds greater New Orleans health and human services nonprofits struggling

The study finds: In 2010, the typical, or median, service provider’s budget was just $236,000. The average, skewed upward by a number of large organizations, was $1.3 million. ...

Categories: Human Services

July 26, 2012
Kresge News

New office puts Kresge’s Detroit Program team at the heart of the city’s revitalization

You can see recently funded activities in the foundation’s 2010-11 annual report. ...


July 10, 2012
Kresge News

Kresge awards $1.2 million to Indiana and Wisconsin primary health care associations to strengthen community health centers

The Affordable Care Act will increase the state’s Medicaid enrollment — 1.24 million in Indiana in 2010 — by at least 200,000 people, he estimates. Wisconsin has 1.17 million enrolled in Medicaid. ...


June 18, 2012
Kresge News

Goodwill of San Antonio helps bring businesses, community college together on job training that changes lives

Begun in 2010, the academy helps low-income adults navigate the path to jobs with a future, offering certificate-level training that opens the door to fields where they can earn a living wage. ...

Categories: Human Services

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 has convened three national summits on shared-use pathways in urban neighborhoods since 2010. More than 100 advocates of urban pathways from 25 cities gathered in New Orleans, Cleveland and Camden to share lessons learned and strategies for encouraging trail use and stewardship, Laughlin says. ...

Categories: Health

May 22, 2012
Program Update

Kresge’s Arts and Culture team will integrate its grantmaking framework under the concept of ‘creative placemaking’

The Kresge Foundation’s Arts and Culture team plans to roll out a new program that unifies the elements of the three-part framework that has guided its grantmaking since 2010. The aim – helping communities use arts and culture to create healthy, vibrant places – is unchanged. ...

Categories: Arts & Culture

April 24, 2012
Program Update

Arts organizations in Metro Detroit have until June 4 to apply for two-year grants

Since 2007, Kresge has provided $11.1 million in operating support to 74 small, mid-size and large organizations in Metro Detroit’s three-county region.  In 2010, $4.5 million was awarded over two years to 62 arts organizations. Grants awarded in the 2012-13 cycle are expected to provide a similar level of support.   ...


April 23, 2012
Kresge News

Kresge president discusses findings from Center for Effective Philanthropy’s grantee perception report

The CEP survey period was 2010 and first quarter 2011. Importantly, nonprofits appreciated Kresge’s effort to meet grantees at their point of need by providing flexible funding, and trusting that they know best how to serve their local communities or constituencies. ...

Categories: The Kresge Foundation

April 17, 2012
Kresge News

South African higher-education institutions see private giving increase threefold

Relationship-building is a long, slow process, but it’s already helped the university increase alumni donations from R3.4 million in 2006 to R6.5 million in 2010. Most of that money funds scholarships.  “The impact of additional staff cannot be over emphasized,” says Elmarie Liebenberg, head of Alumni Relations at UP. ...


March 27, 2012
Kresge News

Report takes first-ever look at role of community health centers in tackling factors that contribute to poor health

Community health centers are the safety-net healthcare providers for many low-income people.The nation’s 8,100 community health center sites served 19.5 million patients in 2010. Factors that shape health Health behaviors: 30-40 percent Social and economic factors: 15-40 percent Environment: 5-10 percent Genetics: Up to 30 percent Healthcare: 10-25 percent Only 10 percent to 25 percent of the variance in health over a person’s lifetime is attributable to health care, according to researchers.That means health centers that want to improve patients’ well-being must look beyond clinical care. ...

Categories: Health

March 1, 2012
Kresge News

2010 and 2011 annual report discusses how Kresge works and highlights activity in Detroit

The Kresge Foundation’s combined 2010 and 2011 annual report is now available online, along with a related video. An account of the foundation’s activities over those two years, the report highlights Kresge’s practice of strategic philanthropy – a four-pronged approach that guides the foundation’s grantmaking. ...

Categories: The Kresge Foundation

February 22, 2012
Kresge News

Investments in Mass MoCA and East Bay Center for the Performing Arts contribute to community vitality

., another 2010 Kresge facility investments and building reserves grant helped the East Bay Center for the Performing Arts complete an extensive renovation of the historic downtown building it calls home. ...