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April 3, 2013
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Building owners and managers rally around Architecture 2030 goals of cutting energy use

Buildings in the United States account for about half of the country’s energy consumption and responsible for about half of the country’s greenhouse gas emissions. The numbers are sobering, and projected to get worse.

Categories: Environment

March 13, 2013
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White paper makes case that farm workers are most vulnerable members of U.S. workforce

A white paper on American agriculture confirms the dire state of employment conditions and health care for many of the 1.8 million hired laborers who plant, tend and harvest crops and care for livestock.

Categories: Health

March 6, 2013
Kresge News

Art X Detroit showcases Kresge Eminent Artists and Artist Fellows

Art X Detroit: Kresge Arts Experience is back, drawing eager crowds into Midtown Detroit through Sunday, April 14. The free, five-day event celebrates arts and culture in Detroit and the creativity and craft of Kresge’s Eminent Artists and Artist Fellows working in the visual, performing and literary arts.


March 5, 2013
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50-plus cities across U.S. work to boost college degrees, realize economic benefit and perhaps win $1M prize

Greater Philadelphia is home to more than 100 higher education institutions. But, in 2004, data showed Philadelphians were as likely to have dropped out of college as they were to have graduated. Alarmed, a trio of researchers founded Graduate! Philadelphia. The organization is dedicated to increasing the number of adults with college degrees in the Philadelphia metropolitan area.  

Categories: Education

March 4, 2013
Kresge News

Cultural mapping project inventories assets and creative economy in metropolitan Detroit

An analysis prepared for The Kresge Foundation brings together information from a variety of sources to create a baseline of data about metropolitan Detroit’s creative economy and cultural assets. Summarized in a report titled “Creative Vitality in Detroit,” the analysis catalogs a broad range of creative industries and occupations, as well as resources like festivals and events, cultural organizations and facilities, and natural heritage assets such as parks and conservation areas.


March 2, 2013
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As state moves to put emergency financial manager in Detroit, Kresge CEO says foundation expects to press forward with its work in city

Rip Rapson, the president and CEO of The Kresge Foundation, today issued a statement responding to the planned appointment of an emergency financial manager for Detroit.   Michigan’s governor has decided to send an emergency financial manager to the city of Detroit. Gov. Rick Snyder’s decision, announced Friday, is within his authority under state law and a recently enacted emergency financial manager law that will take effect in Michigan later this month. At The Kresge Foundation, we remain focused on the work we have undertaken in Detroit.

Categories: Detroit

February 26, 2013
Kresge News

Focus on strategy can lead human services agencies to bold changes, participants in Kresge-supported initiative report

For human services organizations, strategic planning can often seem like a “luxury.” Yet this type of planning allows providers to make bold changes in their internal operations and the services they provide their communities. Those were key lessons reported by agencies from around the country when they gathered in Detroit recently to compare notes about the Strategy Counts initiative of the Alliance for Children and Families.

Categories: Human Services

February 12, 2013
Kresge News

Kresge president says community colleges can transform educational and economic future

America’s community colleges can help fuel a new education-led era of national prosperity as they help launch a better life for low-income people, Rip Rapson, president of The Kresge Foundation told more 1,600 college educators and leaders gathered in California. With their focus on students from all walks of life, community colleges hold the power to transform the nation’s educational and economic future, Rapson said.

Categories: Education

February 8, 2013
Kresge News

Kresge delays opening due to severe winter weather

TROY, Mich. – Due to severe weather in southeast Michigan, The Kresge Foundation is closed this morning Friday, Feb. 8. It's expected that the office will open later in the day, as travel conditions permit. However, staffing may be limited. Phone messages and e-mails received today will be answered in the order in which they were received.

Categories: The Kresge Foundation

February 5, 2013
Kresge News

Kresge-funded report underscores preventive health to improve lives and save billions of dollars

America has an opportunity to improve the health of millions of citizens, save billions of dollars and improve productivity. The status quo leaves millions to avoidable health problems and a generation of children to shorter, less healthy lives than their parents when obvious alternatives exist.

Categories: Health

February 1, 2013
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Kresge CEO addresses efforts to bolster college success at conference in South Africa

Vigorous universities are vital engines to propel and protect South Africa’s progress toward a “second miracle – a prosperous democracy,” Rip Rapson, president of The Kresge Foundation, told an audience at the University of Pretoria. The doors to higher education were opened wider in 1994, with great promise. However, access alone is not sufficient to assure post-Apartheid South Africa’s continued progress, Rapson said.

Categories: Education

January 29, 2013
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Kresge-supported report traces increased prevalence of pesticides, children’s health problems

More than 1.1 billion pounds of pesticides are used annually in the United States, and they are endangering children and the nation’s future, according to the report “A Generation in Jeopardy: How Pesticides Are Undermining Our Children’s Health and Intelligence” by California-based Pesticide Action Network North America.

Categories: Health

January 28, 2013
Kresge News

Kresge delays opening due to severe winter weather

TROY, Mich. – Due to severe weather in southeast Michigan, The Kresge Foundation is closed this morning Monday, Jan. 28. It's expected that the office will open later in the day, as travel conditions permit. However, staffing may be limited. Phone messages and e-mails received today will be answered in the order in which they were received.

Categories: The Kresge Foundation

January 18, 2013
Kresge News

Light rail comes to Detroit: U.S. Department of Transportation makes a $25M grant, putting M-1 Rail in motion

U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood announced a $25 million federal grant on Friday that – along with nearly $100 million in private commitments – puts Detroit’s long-awaited M-1 Rail on track to break ground this summer and begin operation in 2015.

Categories: Detroit

January 16, 2013
Kresge News

Kresge Foundation funds efforts to strengthen South African universities

The Kresge Foundation has awarded more than $3.8 million to universities in South Africa to bolster their private fundraising and advancement efforts. The aim is to strengthen the universities so that they can better fulfill their critical role of producing graduates well-prepared to contribute to the national economy. The foundation will provide funding over six years to:

Categories: Education

January 14, 2013
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$100 million investment fund to integrate health care, affordable housing in low-income communities

Morgan Stanley, The Kresge Foundation and the Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) have launched a first-of-its kind $100 million investment fund that is designed to expand access to health care and affordable housing for low-income residents and fund critical social services that help link the two in impoverished neighborhoods. Called the Healthy Futures Fund, it is in part response to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, and the 20 million new health care consumers that the legislation is likely to create. 


January 11, 2013
Kresge News

Detroit Future City framework offers a roadmap for jobs, strong economy and community

This week, a comprehensive planning effort for Detroit reached a milestone with the release of a strategic framework dubbed Detroit Future City.

Categories: Detroit

January 9, 2013
Kresge News

A conversation with David DiChiera

(EDITOR’S NOTE: In January David DiChiera, founder and general director of the Michigan Opera Theatre, was named the 2013 Kresge Eminent Artist, award that recognizes an exceptional artist for his or her professional achievements and contributions to the cultural community. Read the story announcing DiChiera’s selecting and profiling his career. This interview was edited and condensed.)


January 9, 2013
Kresge News

Michigan Opera Theatre’s David DiChiera named 2013 Kresge Eminent Artist

Composer and operatic impresario David DiChiera – a champion of Detroit’s renaissance – has been named the 2013 Kresge Eminent Artist. The Kresge Eminent Artist award and $50,000 prize recognize DiChiera’s contributions as founder, music and general director of the Michigan Opera Theatre, his creativity and commitment to the community and his efforts to build cultural bridges through the arts.

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January 2, 2013
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New study finds assisted living can be affordable alternative to nursing home care

COLUMBUS, Ohio ­– A pilot project in Ohio shows that combining assisted living with services for low-income seniors saves the state government $73.08 per person per day in Medicaid costs over living in a nursing facility. That number comes from a recently completed study by Health Management Associates.