Kresge Foundation begins assessment of its Human Services Program
TROY, Mich. – The Kresge Foundation announced today that it has begun an assessment of its Human Services Program that will continue through September 2011.
During the review period, the foundation plans to make grants to human services organizations on an invitation-only basis.
"In 2008, with the onset of the economic downturn, the Human Services team became Kresge's first responder and rapidly targeted grants to organizations providing food, shelter, and basic emergency services," says Rip Rapson, president of the foundation.
"It is now time to step back and assess our programmatic priorities to make sure we are supporting the field in the most meaningful way," he adds. "We have conducted this sort of review in each of our other program areas during the last four years."
Kresge will not accept unsolicited inquiries or applications for grants, loans, or other forms of investment support in the human services field until the program priorities are announced and posted on the Kresge Web site. This includes requests for facilities capital, project support, operating support, and the now-inactive Community Relief Fund.
For more information, please visit the Human Services Program section of the Kresge Web site.