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July 22, 2014
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Kresge initiative supports emerging leaders in public health

The initiative responds to a 2012 needs assessment designed to explore leadership development opportunities in public health. ...

Categories: Health

June 17, 2014
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Support program at award-winning housing complex empowers families

Renovation – including new roofs, windows, drywall, doors and kitchens – began in 2012 and was completed in May 2013. Decks, patios, front porches and children’s play spaces also were added. ...

Categories: Human Services

May 5, 2014
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Artists and entrepreneurs join neighbors to remake a Jackson, Mississippi, neighborhood

In 2009, a local architect worked with residents on a master plan that identifies priority actions and investments for housing, security, jobs, health services, education and recreation. In 2012, Midtown Partners launched the Midtown Leadership Institute to help residents learn how to advocate for programs and policies that transform the neighborhood of about 3,000. ...

Categories: Arts & Culture

April 25, 2014
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Center for Public Integrity wins Pulitzer for uncovering coal miners’ lack of access to health benefits

The Kresge Foundation’s Health Program awarded the center a two-year grant in 2012 to support its reporting on important health and environmental-justice issues. The Health Program works to reduce health disparities by promoting conditions and environments that lead to positive health outcomes for all Americans. ...

Categories: Health

April 22, 2014
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Arts and cultural organizations in metro Detroit can apply for operating support

Since 2007, Kresge has provided more than $15 million in operating support to more than 80 arts and cultural organizations of all sizes in metropolitan Detroit’s three-county region. In 2012, $4.5 million was awarded over two years to more than 60 organizations. Grants awarded in the 2014 opportunity will provide a similar level of support. ...

Categories: Detroit

April 3, 2014
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Report shows rising student debt for college undercuts path to middle class

The earlier reports are the “ The Great Cost Shift: How Higher Education Cuts Undermine the Future Middle Class ” (2012) and “ At What Cost? How Student Debt Reduces Lifetime Wealth ” (2013). Kresge works to expand opportunity for low-income people in America’s cities. ...

Categories: Education

March 18, 2014
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Nonprofit, philanthropy and banking sectors partner to finance health center growth

Kresge provided a $5 million loan guarantee for the original 2012 demonstration project. With the launch the new fund, a $1 million guarantee will remain attached to the original loans; the remaining $4 million commitment will guarantee the Collaborative for Healthy Communities fund. ...


February 18, 2014
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Community members, environmentalists find ways to mitigate impact of rail yard expansion in Chicago

In August 2012 he met with long-time community organizer John Paul Jones, leader of the group Sustainable Englewood Initiatives. ...

Categories: Health

January 21, 2014
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Low-interest Kresge loan helps Colorado nonprofit expand health services

The foundation’s Social Investment Practice managed commitments representing about $52 million in program-related investments in 2012. All repaid dollars are used in future social investing. “We know that lack of operating capital can prevent community health centers and other providers from engaging in activities that could help stabilize the lives of individuals and communities,” says Kimberlee Cornett, director of Kresge’s Social Investment Practice. ...


October 8, 2013
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Skepticism about online degrees, Kresge-supported study finds

The Public Agenda brief notes how quickly attitudes are shifting. A 2012 study found almost half of American adults said that online degrees provide a similar quality of education to traditional ones. ...

Categories: Education

October 1, 2013
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National survey finds ‘food hubs’ are filling gap between local food producers and buyers

Contributing significantly to the growth of their local economies: The average food hub’s sales in 2012 exceeded $3.7 million. Creating jobs: The average food hub houses 19 paid positions. Supporting regional producers: The average food hub worked with 80 producers, most small or midsized. ...

Categories: Health

July 9, 2013
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White House recognizes two Kresge partners for ‘Protecting Health in a Changing Climate’

Kresge’s Health and Environment programs jointly awarded a two-year $650,000 grant to the Public Health Institute for its health and climate change efforts in 2012. In addition to collaborating with private health care systems and community-based organizations, the institute partners with government to support government’s role in assessment, policy development and assurance. ...

Categories: Environment, Health

June 19, 2013
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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

May 31, 2013
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Kresge’s 2012 annual report highlights efforts to expand opportunities for vulnerable people living in America’s cities

The report details the foundation’s grantmaking in 2012, covering 410 awards totaling $130.5 million, with $150.3 million paid out over the course of the year. ...

Categories: The Kresge Foundation

May 31, 2013
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Rip Rapson discusses Kresge’s focus on expanding opportunities in cities

For more on Kresge's efforts in America's cities, see the news article about our 2012 annual report or read the full report. ...

Categories: The Kresge Foundation

December 27, 2012
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Advancing Safe and Healthy Homes Initiative aims to eliminate hazards in hundreds of homes

Categories: Health

December 19, 2012
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Kresge offices close for the holiday

Categories: The Kresge Foundation

December 11, 2012
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Kresge’s Human Services team brings together partners as it emphasizes learning, collaboration

Categories: Human Services

November 27, 2012
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Benchmarking how buildings use energy promises improved performance, reduced emissions and costs

Categories: Environment

November 20, 2012
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Study finds greater New Orleans health and human services nonprofits struggling

Categories: Human Services