March 1, 2012Kresge News
An account of the foundation’s activities over those two years, the report highlights Kresge’s practice of strategic philanthropy – a four-pronged approach that guides the foundation’s grantmaking.
February 29, 2012Kresge News
The Foundation Center has added The Kresge Foundation to its roster of philanthropies that demonstrate transparency and accountability by making information about their grantmaking, finances, and governance available online.
Much of the information is similar to what nonprofit organizations are asked to provide when they apply for grants from foundations. Making the same disclosures to the public is an opportunity to lead by example, says Janet Camarena, director of the Foundation Center-San Francisco.
February 22, 2012Kresge News
UPDATE: The project has been completed.
Thursday morning, kresge.org will move to a new, dedicated file server.
The change is scheduled to begin at 9 a.m. It’s possible that the website may be offline briefly.
There’s no reason for grantseekers using our online application system to be concerned. Any interruption is expected to last less than 15 minutes.
The change will improve speed and reliability, and help us better serve our visitors.
February 22, 2012Kresge News
Investments in Mass MoCA and East Bay Center for the Performing Arts contribute to community vitality
The unemployment rate was 20 percent; 75 percent of the community’s downtown storefronts were vacant. With the worst poverty, illiteracy, teenage pregnancy and domestic violence rates in the state, the community cried out for a lot of things. Art was not the most obvious.
February 13, 2012Kresge News
For many low-income seniors and individuals with disabilities who are unable to live on their own, a nursing home may be the only option, even when they don’t need the intense level of care such facilities provide.
February 6, 2012Kresge News
Members of The Kresge Foundation’s Environment Program team meet with grant recipients and other partners working on climate-change adaptation this week in Portland, Ore.
Meant to share knowledge about adaptation projects, the workshop is the first time organizations and researchers funded through Kresge’s adaptation portfolio have come together to review progress and challenges. Around 80 people are expected to take part.
January 31, 2012Kresge News
ALEXANDRIA,Va. – Patients, physicians and the public are invited to participate in a national poll about primary health care in the United States in 2025, what it might look like and what is the best-case scenario. The one-week poll will be posted on the PBS NewsHour website through Feb 7.
January 27, 2012Kresge News
Award-winning poet, editor, and educator Naomi Long Madgett – who nurtured aspiring Detroit poets through her teaching, annual poetry award, and publishing company – has been named the 2012 Kresge Eminent Artist.
January 24, 2012Kresge News
The four-part miniseries “Designing Healthy Communities” begins airing on PBS stations this week.
January 23, 2012Kresge News
ALEXANDRIA,Va. – By 2025, patient-doctor relationships and health care delivery will look radically different than they do today, according to the Institute for Alternative Futures.
January 18, 2012Kresge News
Author talks about lessons learned from a decade of philanthropic investment in African higher education
For the past 10 years, a group of U.S. foundations have collaborated to make joint grants to universities in nine African countries. The Kresge Foundation joined that group, the Partnership for Higher Education in Africa, in 2007. Collectively, the partnership’s seven members invested $440 million in African higher education. As the effort neared its conclusion, the partnership commissioned a book to document the impact of the investment.
January 10, 2012Program Update
The Kresge Foundation is accepting applications in its Human Services Program.
Following a nearly year-long assessment, the Human Services team has developed a strategic framework that seeks to expand access and opportunities for vulnerable, disadvantaged and low-income individuals and families by strengthening nonprofit organizations.
Its investments are concentrated in two focus areas:CATEGORIES: Human Services
January 9, 2012Kresge News
For Minnesotan Neal Von Ohlen, it was obvious. If the strong wind that blows across his family’s farm could be harnessed to generate power, it would mean new income.CATEGORIES: Environment
December 26, 2011Kresge News
When Tim Johnston took over as director of plant services at Northeast Texas Community College in 2008, his challenge was to bring the 25-year-old campus infrastructure into the 21st century.CATEGORIES: Education
December 19, 2011Kresge News
The Kresge Foundation headquarters will close for the holiday Friday, Dec. 23. It will reopen Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2012, at 8:30 a.m.
Grantseekers and grantees who contact us by email or phone during this time will receive responses when the office reopens. Queries will be answered in the order they are received.
Please send email inquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org and put the recipient's name in the subject line.
We wish you a safe and happy holiday season.
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December 12, 2011Kresge News
Kresge makes record $10 million loan commitment to community lenders working in underserved communities
TROY, Mich. – The Kresge Foundation will provide $10 million to a loan fund that makes financing available to small businesses and nonprofit organizations in low- and moderate-income communities.
The largest in Kresge’s history, the loan represents a milestone in the foundation’s move to augment its grantmaking with a more aggressive use of program related investments, loan guarantees, and other forms of social investments.CATEGORIES: Community Development
December 7, 2011Program Update
The Kresge Foundation will reopen grant opportunities in its Human Services Program Jan. 9, 2012.
During a now-completed review process, grants to human-services organizations have been made on an invitation-only basis. That review allowed the foundation and its Human Services team to assess program priorities.
The team expects to work with partners to expand access and opportunities for vulnerable, disadvantaged and low-income individuals and families.CATEGORIES: Human Services
December 1, 2011Kresge News
Ashley Hernandez remembers the day a drilling rig was erected in the field near her family’s home in Wilmington, Calif., 20 miles from downtown Los Angeles.
“We saw a big skyscraper-like structure going up, and then the company started drilling for oil,” she recalls. Before long, Ashley and her mother were both sick.CATEGORIES: Health