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February 21, 2011
Program Update

Kresge is closed Monday, Feb. 21, due to snow

TROY, Mich. – Due to severe snow in Southeast Michigan, The Kresge Foundation will not be open for business on Monday, Feb. 21. The offices will reopen Tuesday, Feb. 22, weather permitting. Phone messages and e-mails received today will be responded to on the next working day in the order in which they were received. Thank you.

Categories: The Kresge Foundation

February 17, 2011
Kresge News

$6 million awarded to safety-net enhancement initiative grant recipients for part-two demonstration projects

TROY, Mich.-- The Kresge Foundation approved in December 2010 funding for the implementation phase of its four-year, two-part Safety-net Enhancement Initiative with grant awards totaling $6 million to eight public-health agencies and community nonprofit organizations. The grantees will be developing demonstration projects to integrate community health and prevention with primary care for vulnerable populations.

Categories: Health

February 16, 2011
Program Update

Institute for Alternative Futures solicits cases from community health centers that leverage the social determinants of health

TROY, Mich. – The Institute for Alternative Futures is soliciting cases from community health centers that demonstrate how they are leveraging the social determinants of health to improve individual and population health in their communities, says David D. Fukuzawa, director of The Kresge Foundation's Health Program.

Categories: Health

February 10, 2011
Kresge News

Kresge sponsors Art X Detroit: A new Detroit arts experience in Midtown, April 6-10, 2011

TROY, Mich. – The Kresge Foundation will sponsor Art X Detroit, a free, five-day series of exhibitions, presentations, readings, discussions, concerts and dance performances for the Detroit community. Art X will showcase newly commissioned works from the 36 winners of Kresge Artist Fellowships and its two Eminent Artists, renowned visual artist Charles McGee and iconic jazz musician Marcus Belgrave.


February 4, 2011
Program Update

Kresge Foundation begins assessment of its Health Program’s facility-capital requests

TROY, Mich. – The Kresge Foundation announced it is reviewing the way it supports facility-capital requests within its Health Program. Until further notice, a moratorium has been imposed on all current requests made through its Safety-net Facility Improvement Fund.

Categories: Health

January 27, 2011
Kresge News

Poet and playwright Bill Harris is named 2011 Kresge Eminent Artist

TROY, Mich. – Renowned literary artist and educator Bill Harris – whose poetry, prose, and playwriting have won him acclaim from Detroit to New York City – has been named the 2011 Kresge Eminent Artist by The Kresge Foundation.


January 20, 2011
Program Update

Online Info Session for Facility Investments and Building Reserves Initiative is Jan. 27

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.

Categories: Arts & Culture

January 20, 2011
Program Update

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.

Categories: Human Services

January 6, 2011
Kresge News

Charles McGee and Marcus Belgrave: Two Kresge Eminent Artist monographs now available online

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.


January 4, 2011
Kresge News

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.

Categories: Health

December 28, 2010
Kresge News

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.

Categories: Health

December 22, 2010
Kresge News

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.

Categories: Health

December 20, 2010
Program Update

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.

Categories: Arts & Culture

December 15, 2010
Program Update

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:

Categories: Arts & Culture

November 23, 2010
Kresge News

Historic milestone for energy-efficiency advocates

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).

Categories: Environment

November 11, 2010
Speech

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.

Categories: Education

October 31, 2010
Program Update

2011 Kresge Artist Fellowship call for applications

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.


October 17, 2010
Kresge News

From Oil Field to Urban Park: Los Angeles Neighborhood Works To Improve Environmental Health

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.

Categories: Health

September 16, 2010
Program Update

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.

Categories: Education

September 6, 2010
Kresge News

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.

Categories: Health