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July 31, 2013
Kresge News

Seattle museum’s commitment to the community: ‘We are all in’

Visit the Wing Luke Museum in Seattle and you’ll be immersed in the experiences of Asian Pacific immigrants. The museum is nestled inside a building erected in 1910 as a rooming house and commercial-social hub for the growing immigrant community. You can see immigrants’ one-room apartments, their communal kitchen, their shops and altars to ancestors, as well as representations of more recent experiences that range from making inroads in the fashion industry to homelessness.

Categories: Arts & Culture

July 31, 2013
Kresge News

Project Row Houses dropped in on Houston’s Third Ward – and stayed for 20 years

It was supposed to be “a kind of temporary, guerilla-style art project” in the words of arts insurgent-turned-administrator Rick Lowe. Swoop in, make a difference and disappear.

Categories: Arts & Culture

July 26, 2013
Kresge News

Investments will not waver as Detroit undergoes reorganization, says Kresge CEO Rip Rapson

ip Rapson, the president and CEO of The Kresge Foundation, today issued a statement responding- See more at: http://kresge.org/news/state-moves-put-emergency-financial-manager-detroit-kresge-ceo-says-foundation-expects-press-fo#sthash.DaghEXak.dpuf   Rip Rapson, the president and CEO of The Kresge Foundation, today issued a statement concerning the city of Detroit's bankruptcy filing.   It’s bee


July 22, 2013
Kresge News

Study makes case for conserving water resources and reducing greenhouse gases through choices about new power plants

The U.S. can dramatically lower the power industry’s water consumption by replacing aging power plants with facilities designed for renewable energy and improved efficiency, according to a study released this week. The study led by the Union of Concerned Scientists warned that failure to plot a new course will place a heavy burden on the nation’s over-taxed water resources. More than 40 percent of U.S. freshwater withdrawals are used for power plant and their cooling. And much of that water is lost through evaporation.

Categories: Environment

July 18, 2013
Kresge News

National arts group hosts Kresge CEO and hears about community revitalization and creative placemaking

Kresge’s President and CEO Rip Rapson told an arts group that the rapidity of economic, social and political change leave cultural institutions no choice but to try new ways to contribute to their communities. Speaking to members of the League of Historic American Theatres in Minneapolis today, Rapson discussed one such approach – creative placemaking.

Categories: Arts & Culture

July 17, 2013
Program Update

Kresge Arts and Culture Program will be guided by creative placemaking strategy

The Kresge Foundation’s Arts and Culture Program has completed work on a creative placemaking strategy that will guide its grantmaking and investing. The new direction focuses on the role arts and culture play in revitalizing communities.

Categories: Arts & Culture

July 11, 2013
Kresge News

Faced with threats from climate change, four Florida counties work together to reduce risks

For years flat, groomed beaches were the ideal on Florida’s southeast coast. But with a growing appreciation for the risks posed by rising sea levels and increasingly intense weather events, dunes are making a comeback and residents along the coast are warming to stretches of mangroves and other natural protection. “Before, the people didn’t want sand dunes there because they blocked the views,” says Susanne Torriente, Fort Lauderdale’s assistant city manager. “Now they’re realizing their value.”

Categories: Environment

July 10, 2013
Kresge News

Kresge program director calls integrated efforts key to revitalizing cities

Revitalization efforts involving all parts of communities are key to bringing ailing cities like Detroit back to health and prosperity.

Categories: Detroit

July 9, 2013
Kresge News

White House recognizes two Kresge partners for ‘Protecting Health in a Changing Climate’

Leaders of two nonprofits, Health Care Without Harm and the Public Health Institute, have been recognized by President Obama as Champions of Change for “Protecting Health in a Changing Climate.”

Categories: Environment, Health

July 3, 2013
Kresge News

Kresge-supported project provides easily accessible information about ‘community benefit’ requirement for nonprofit hospitals

As more Americans qualify for Medicaid or other health insurance under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, health policy analysts predict that demand for hospital-based charity care will shrink. The projected decrease in charity care would  free resources at nonprofit hospitals to provide other community benefits – activities that improve the overall health of the population.

Categories: Health

June 26, 2013
Kresge News

2013 Kresge Artist Fellowships awarded to literary and visual artists in greater Detroit

Kresge Artist Fellowships have been awarded to 17 metropolitan Detroit-based literary and visual artists and one team of artists. Each of the fellowships includes an unrestricted prize of $25,000, rewarding creative vision and commitment to excellence within a wide range of artistic disciplines.  The fellowships represent The Kresge Foundation’s desire to elevate the profile of the area’s artistic community and advance the careers of artists living and working in the metropolitan Detroit tri-county area, comprising Wayne, Oakland and Macomb counties.


June 24, 2013
Kresge News

Kresge president highlights Detroit efforts in address to Social Impact Exchange conference

Kresge’s President and CEO Rip Rapson made the case for philanthropic engagement in disinvested cities in an address to the national organization Social Impact Exchange. Several hundred people gathered in New York for Social Impact Exchange ’s 2013 national conference last week. It was the fourth yearly event for funders, advisers, public-sector and nonprofit leaders to discuss co-funding opportunities and help build the field. Rapson was the keynote speaker.


June 24, 2013
Kresge News

Wave of community college presidents preparing to retire presents crisis and opportunity

With nearly 40 percent of their presidents retiring in less than five years, the nation’s community colleges face a looming crisis – and the opportunity to focus on student success by overhauling the way top leaders are recruited, hired, prepared and evaluated.

Categories: Education

June 19, 2013
Kresge News

A champion of diversity and inclusion, Dr. Jane Delgado retires from The Kresge Foundation Board of Trustees

The Kresge Foundation Board of Trustees and staff salute Dr. Jane Delgado for her 16 years of service as a foundation trustee.

Categories: The Kresge Foundation

June 19, 2013
Kresge News

Shutdown of Google news aggregator could affect some Kresge news subscribers

As many digital information consumers know, Google will discontinue its popular news aggregation service, Google Reader, July 1. Most people who follow Kresge news use a kresge.org subscription service that delivers news to their email inboxes, or stay in touch through social media. However, several hundred do use the RSS – or Real Simple Syndication – feed. If you’re one of those RSS subscribers, here’s what you should know:

Categories: The Kresge Foundation

June 6, 2013
Kresge News

Artists for Humanity turns young people’s creative impulses into gainful work

Categories: Arts & Culture

May 31, 2013
Kresge News

Kresge’s 2012 annual report highlights efforts to expand opportunities for vulnerable people living in America’s cities

The Kresge Foundation’s 2012 annual report is now available online, along with a companion video from the president, Rip Rapson. The report details the foundation’s grantmaking in 2012, covering 410 awards totaling $130.5 million, with $150.3 million paid out over the course of the year.

Categories: The Kresge Foundation

May 31, 2013
Kresge News

Rip Rapson discusses Kresge’s focus on expanding opportunities in cities

For more on Kresge's efforts in America's cities, see the news article about our 2012 annual report or read the full report.

Categories: The Kresge Foundation

May 14, 2013
Kresge News

Kresge investments help colleges ready students for sustainable energy jobs

Kim Allen grew up in South Los Angeles, a community where almost a third of the population lives in poverty and 43 percent of adults haven’t finished high school. When Allen arrived at Los Angeles Trade-Technical College she had nowhere to go but up, and LA Trade Tech’s electrical lineman program looked like the way to get there. Even though classes had already started, she showed up every day until a space opened. She weathered frustration, exhaustion, even a knee injury, to earn her certification and her instructor’s “most improved” award.

Categories: Education

May 8, 2013
Kresge News

Kresge office closed due to power outage

A power interruption has kept us from opening the office today. Our apologies to those may have been trying to reach us. Some staff members are working from other locations. We expect the problem will be corrected and we can open as usual Thursday.

Categories: The Kresge Foundation