TROY, Mich. – The Kresge Foundation is webcasting an online, pre-proposal information session to assist organizations interested in applying for the Arts and Culture Program's Facility Investments and Building Reserves Initiative. Please mark your calendars for Thursday, Jan. 27, 2011 at 3:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time. This grant opportunity is part of the program's Institutional Capitalization focus area, which is designed to strengthen the long-term financial health of arts and cultural organizations.
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.
TROY, Mich. – The Kresge Foundation has made available on its website electronic copies of commemorative monographs celebrating the life and times of two distinguished Kresge Eminent Artist Award recipients: visual artist Charles McGee and trumpet player Marcus Belgrave.
Physical activity for children must become national priority, says report from the Convergence Partnership
TROY, Mich. – The Convergence Partnership has released a comprehensive policy report elevating the importance of physical activity in childhood and youth development and calling upon diverse stakeholders to create environments that encourage and support active living among young people and their families.
Improving the indoor environmental quality of homes reduces the asthma-related expenses of residents
TROY, MICHIGAN – Supplementing primary and specialized care with asthma education and home-based environmental intervention can be beneficial for patients and cost-effective for health-care insurers. This combined nonclinical approach-- teaching people how to manage their asthma more effectively and addressing harmful environmental factors in the home that trigger the onset or severity of the disease-- has been shown to lower medical costs by reducing expensive urgent-care visits and hospitalization.
National Health Policy Forum releases report on how to reduce non-medical factors contributing to poor health
TROY, Mich. – Improving the overall health of the American people and reducing health-care utilization and expenditures requires a focus on public-health initiatives that address the non-medical factors impacting the well-being of individuals, families, and communities, says a new report by the National Health Policy Forum.
Call for Applications for the Arts and Culture Program’s Facility Investments and Building Reserves Grants
TROY, MICHIGAN – The Kresge Foundation's Arts and Culture Program is inviting preliminary applications for its Facility Investments and Building Reserves grants. The opportunity is part of the program's Institutional Capitalization focus area, which is designed to strengthen the long-term financial health of arts and cultural organizations. Deadline for submissions is Tuesday, March 1, 2011 at midnight Eastern Time.
Kresge To Announce Spring 2011 Call for Applications for the Arts and Culture Program’s Facility Investments and Building Reserves Grants on Dec. 20
TROY, Mich. – The Arts and Culture Program's call for applications for its spring 2011 Facility Investments and Building Reserves grant opportunities will be posted on The Kresge Foundation Web site on Monday, December 20. There will be two changes to the eligibility guidelines for these grant opportunities:
TROY, Mich. – The Kresge Foundation's grant funding empowered four leading environmental organizations to support a historic vote that sets higher energy-efficiency code requirements for buildings under the 2012 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC).
In a Recent Speech to Higher Education Leaders in South Africa, Rip Rapson Reflects on Kresge’s Grantmaking Success and Future Role
TROY, MICHIGAN – Rip Rapson, president of The Kresge Foundation, delivered the welcome address at the annual Kresge Foundation Special Initiative in South Africa Leadership Retreat on Oct. 11 in Kleinmond, near Cape Town. Framing the scope of the meeting for the attending higher education policymakers and vice chancellors from the country's leading universities, he examined both the successes and challenges of South African higher education.
DETROIT – Emerging and established Metropolitan Detroit visual artists can now apply for a $25,000 Kresge Artist Fellowship. Kresge Artist Fellowships are funded by The Kresge Foundation and administered by the College for Creative Studies, with professional practice opportunities for the selected fellows provided by ArtServe Michigan.
TROY, MICHIGAN – A recent policy brief documents the ongoing struggle of Baldwin Hills residents-- who live in a five-square-mile community located seven miles southwest of downtown Los Angeles-- to expand their parkland and thereby improve the health and well-being of individuals, families, and children. To achieve this goal, the enclave's largely African American and minority population supports efforts to transform the 1,000-acre Inglewood oil field, which has blighted the central core of the metropolitan area, into a two-mile-square urban state park.
Kresge Foundation Announces New Grantmaking Strategy To Increase the Number of College Graduates in the U.S.
TROY, MICHIGAN – The Kresge Foundation announces today its new Education Program, a three-part effort to increase the number of low-income and underserved individuals entering and completing two- and four-year college and university degrees so that they may overcome poverty, improve their life prospects, and contribute to overall national competitiveness.
High School-level Programs Can Help Raise Awareness of Occupational Health and Safety Risks for Young People
TROY, MICHIGAN – Work can benefit young people by helping them acquire important job skills and gain confidence in their abilities. However, migrant, seasonal, and young workers employed in low-paying, high-hazard jobs in U.S. industries and agriculture suffer a disproportionate number of injuries, illnesses, and fatalities compared to other workers. Efforts to address issues important to their health and safety on the job have been hampered by inadequate funding, resources, and education.
TROY, MICHIGAN – The Kresge Foundation has awarded $3,027,000 in its second-round of operational funding to 16 charitable and public-health clinics in 15 states through its Health Clinic Opportunity Fund. The foundation committed $4.6 million in the first round of funding which was announced in February 2010.
TROY, MICHIGAN – Expanding access to healthy, affordable food, especially for low-income residents and people of color, and creating a sustainable, equitable food system can go a long way toward improving the physical, economic, social, and environmental health of all Americans, says a new report commissioned by the Convergence Partnership.
TROY, Mich. – A new Web-based Climate Adaptation Knowledge Exchange, launched in July by two Kresge grantees, Island Press and EcoAdapt, offers a comprehensive toolkit of free online resources that conservation practitioners and policy makers can utilize to develop, implement, and share innovative approaches for adapting to climate change.
TROY, MICHIGAN – The Altarum Institute has been awarded a $19.6 million federal grant for the Michigan Center for Effective Information Technology Adoption (M-CEITA). The regional extension center, led by Altarum, a nonprofit health-systems research institute, and a statewide coalition of partner organizations, is accelerating the adoption of electronic health record systems and other health-information technologies in Michigan.
U.S. Transportation Secretary LaHood Announces Federal Support for Light Rail Along Detroit’s Woodward Avenue
DETROIT, MICHIGAN – An audience of about 150 people gathered on the steps of the Detroit Institute of Arts to hear U.S.
Arts and Culture Program Seeks Preliminary Applications for the Facility Investments and Building Reserves Grant Opportunity
TROY, MICHIGAN – The Kresge Foundation's Arts and Culture Program is inviting preliminary applications for its Facility Investments and Building Reserves grants. The opportunity is part of the program's Institutional Capitalization focus area, which is designed to strengthen the long-term financial health of arts and cultural organizations. Deadline for submissions is Wednesday, September 15, 2010, at midnight Eastern Time.