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May 19, 2010
Program Update

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: $4.5 Million in Grants Available to Detroit-area Arts and Cultural Organizations

TROY, Mich. – Nonprofit arts and cultural organizations in Metropolitan Detroit's Wayne, Oakland and Macomb counties are invited to apply for unrestricted operating support from The Kresge Foundation. Through its Arts Support initiative, Kresge will award $4.5 million in grants over a two-year period to small, mid-size and large organizations. 


May 4, 2010
Kresge News

Kresge Foundation Awards $197 Million to 404 Nonprofits in 2009; Significant Focus Continues to be Responding to the Economic Crisis

TROY, MICHIGAN – Consistent with their stated intention to directly and aggressively help strengthen the social safety net during the economic downturn, the Trustees of The Kresge Foundation awarded $197 million to 404 nonprofit organizations in six fields of interest during 2009.


April 19, 2010
Program Update

Kresge Announces New National Strategy for Arts and Culture Program

TROY, MICHIGAN – The Kresge Foundation announces today a new national strategy for its Arts and Culture Program that fosters the long-term financial stability of arts and cultural organizations, supports artists' services, and helps to integrate arts and culture institutions and activities into effective community building.

Categories: Arts & Culture

March 30, 2010
Program Update

Kresge Foundation Announces New Grantmaking Strategies To Address Climate Change And Its Impacts

TROY, MICHIGAN – The Kresge Foundation has announced new grantmaking strategies aimed at assisting society in mitigating the severity of climate change and proactively addressing its unavoidable impacts. Climate change is considered to be one of the most serious challenges facing the planet and its people. To implement Kresge's multifaceted climate-change mitigation and adaptation strategy, the Environment Program is focusing its grantmaking in the following four areas:

Categories: Environment

March 2, 2010
Kresge News

New RAND Study Finds That Dirty Air Increases Hospitalizations and Substantially Raises Medical Costs For Public And Private Healthcare Insurers

TROY, MICHIGAN – In new findings, a RAND research study on the financing of pollution-related medical care reveals that California's failure to meet federal clean-air standards cost public healthcare purchasers, such as Medicare and Medicaid, and private health insurers more than $193 million for hospital care alone from 2005 to 2007.

Categories: Health

February 22, 2010
Program Update

Kresge Is Closed Monday, Feb. 22, Due to Snow Storm

TROY, MICHIGAN – Due to a severe snow storm in Southeast Michigan today, The Kresge Foundation will not be open for business on Monday, Feb. 22. The offices will reopen on Tuesday, Feb. 23. Phone messages and e-mails received today will be responded to on Tuesday in the order in which they were received. Thank you.

Categories: The Kresge Foundation

February 18, 2010
Program Update

New FAQ for Health Clinic Opportunity Fund Is Now Available

TROY, MICHIGAN – The Health Team has developed frequently asked questions to assist grantseekers interested in applying to the Health Clinic Opportunity Fund. The link to the new FAQ section is available in the purple bar at the top of the Caring Communities Web page. The application deadline for this grant opportunity is 9 p.m. Eastern Standard Time on Monday, March 1, 2010. Grantseekers will find the answers to the following ten questions:

Categories: Health

February 16, 2010
Kresge News

Dr. Jane L. Delgado Weaves Everyday Stories with Concise Medical Information to Create a Practical Healthcare Guide for Latinas

TROY, MICHIGAN – In her new book, “The Latina Guide to Health,” Dr. Jane L.


February 5, 2010
Kresge News

PBS Documentary Focusing on Detroit’s Future Airs Feb. 8; Recent Panel Discussion Explores Regional Infrastructure and Transit Opportunities

TROY, MICHIGAN – Kresge President Rip Rapson and Rich Homberg, president of Detroit Public TV, co-hosted a preview of the PBS documentary "Blueprint America: Beyond the Motor City," together with an hour-long panel discussion about the city's future at the Detroit Public Library Main Branch on January 27. The PBS special will be aired on Detroit Public TV, Channel 56, on Monday, Feb. 8 at 10 p.m. View a videotape of introductory remarks delivered at the screening.


February 1, 2010
Kresge News

$900,000 in Grant Awards for Safety-net Enhancement Initiative; Additional $4.6 Million Awarded for Health Clinic Opportunity Fund Grants

TROY, MICHIGAN – The Kresge Foundation announced today that it has awarded $900,000 for part-one planning and design grants to 12 public-health agencies and community nonprofit organizations in 11 states as part of its Safety-net Enhancement Initiative. The foundation also has committed $4.6 million in first-round operational funding to 20 charitable and public-health clinics in 12 states and the District of Columbia through its Health Clinic Opportunity Fund.

Categories: Health

January 26, 2010
Program Update

Kresge Community Arts Program Calls for Applications; $100,000 in Grant Funding Is Available for Projects in Detroit, Hamtramck and Highland Park

TROY, MICHIGAN – The Kresge Foundation is calling for applications for year-two of Kresge Community Arts, a national community arts and engagement project being piloted in five cities in the United States, including Metropolitan Detroit. Grantseekers are invited to submit applications for projects in Detroit, Hamtramck and Highland Park that use art and culture as a tool to address issues in these communities.


January 22, 2010
Kresge News

Gateway to College National Network Receives $13 Million to Expand Programs

TROY, MICHIGAN – The Gateway to College National Network has received $13 million in grants from four leading foundations to expand a program that transforms high school dropouts into college-ready students. Now in operation in 27 colleges in 16 states, these new investments will allow Gateway to College to expand into 15 new community colleges and to make the program a model for colleges serving students who need remedial academic help.

Categories: Education

January 7, 2010
Speech

In a Recent Speech Rip Rapson Discusses Philanthropy's Role in Helping To Shape Detroit's New Civic Trajectory

Rip Rapson, president of The Kresge Foundation, framed the closing plenary, "Strengthening Communities Together," at the Independent Sector and Council of Michigan Foundation's 2009 annual conference, with a discussion of where the city of Detroit is headed and what it may be able to teach other post-industrial cities seeking renewal. Read Rip Rapson's full remarks, "A Different View of Detroit."


January 5, 2010
Kresge News

Kresge Gives More Than $1 Million To Help Double the Number of College Graduates in Michigan by 2025

Troy, Michigan – The Kresge Foundation of Troy, Michigan, has thrown its grantmaking support squarely behind the state's efforts to make postsecondary education more accessible, particularly among low-income and/or first-generation college students, by awarding a grant of more than $1 million to the Michigan College Access Network (MCAN), a nonprofit organization that works to increase college participation and success rates statewide.

Categories: Education

December 8, 2009
Kresge News

Former Kresge Foundation CIO Honored For Lifetime Achievements

TROY, MICHIGAN – The Kresge Foundation of Troy, Michigan, announced that former Senior Vice President and Chief Investment Officer Edward Hunia, who served the foundation for 17 years, received the 2009 Lifetime Achievement Award from Foundation and Endowment Money Management at the 9th annual Nonprofit Awards for Excellence ceremony held this fall in San Diego, California.

Categories: The Kresge Foundation

December 2, 2009
Kresge News

Kresge Foundation Announces $109,958 in First-Year Community Arts Grants; Will Launch Similar Effort in Birmingham, Alabama, and Tucson, Arizona in 2010

TROY, MICHIGAN – The Kresge Foundation announced today that it has awarded $109,958 in grants for 12 community arts projects in Metropolitan Detroit. The awards fund projects that engage a wide spectrum of Detroiters using a variety of arts genres and range in scope from the creation of outdoor murals and sculptures for neighborhood gardens, to a photo documentary and oral history of Hispanic immigrants living in southwest Detroit, and a grassroots community radio journalism program for high school students.

Categories: Arts & Culture

November 11, 2009
Program Update

Safety-net Enhancement Initiative: New Frequently Asked Questions Section Has Been Posted

TROY, MICHIGAN – The frequently asked questions discussed during the Health Team's Safety-net Enhancement Initiative pre-proposal information session have been posted.  The webcast and PowerPoint slides also are available online.

Categories: Health

November 4, 2009
Program Update

Safety-net Enhancement Initiative: Webinar of Pre-proposal Information Session Is Now Live

TROY, MICHIGAN – The Safety-net Enhancement Initiative pre-proposal information session conducted by the Health Team on October 27 is now available for viewing. The PowerPoint slides that accompanied the session also are available online. Visit the Caring Communities page of the Kresge Web site and scroll down to the section of that page that is devoted to the Safety-net Enhancement Initiative. There you will find a complete description of the initiative as well as links to the webcast and slides.

Categories: Health

October 29, 2009
Program Update

Audit and Board of Directors List Required for Safety-net Enhancement Initiative Proposals

TROY, MICHIGAN – The Health Team is requesting all applicants for Safety-net Enhancement Initiative planning grants include as part of their proposal packets an audit for the lead agency and a list of the names and affiliations for the lead agency's board of directors. Both items have been included in the requirements list on the Health Program's Application Process page.

Categories: Health

October 21, 2009
Program Update

Online Info Session for Safety-net Enhancement Initiative Is Oct. 27

TROY, MICHIGAN – The Kresge Foundation is webcasting an online, pre-proposal information session to assist organizations interested in applying for Part 1 of the Health Program's new Safety-net Enhancement Initiative. Please mark your calendars for Tuesday, October 27, at 3:00 pm Eastern Daylight Time.

Categories: Health