August 31, 2010Kresge News
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.
August 30, 2010Kresge News
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.
August 25, 2010Kresge News
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.CATEGORIES: Environment
August 19, 2010Kresge News
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.
August 3, 2010Speech
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.
July 30, 2010Program Update
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.CATEGORIES: Arts & Culture
July 6, 2010Speech
Kresge Board Chair, Elaine Rosen, Speaks to Detroit’s Civic Leaders about Partnership, Investing in the City
DETROIT, MICHIGAN – The Kresge Foundation's Board of Trustees met with members of the public, private and nonprofit leadership of the City of Detroit recently at a reception held at the Detroit Institute of Arts. Elaine D.
June 30, 2010Kresge News
The Kresge Foundation awards $450,000 In fellowships to Detroit area literary and performing artists
The Kresge Foundation is pleased to announce the 2010 Kresge Artist Fellowships in the literary and performing arts. Each of the 18 fellowships includes an unrestricted prize of $25,000 rewarding creative vision and commitment to excellence within a wide range of artistic disciplines.CATEGORIES: Kresge Arts in Detroit
June 30, 2010Kresge News
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.
June 10, 2010Kresge News
TROY, MICHIGAN – First Amendment scholar, Columbia University president and Kresge Foundation trustee, Lee C.CATEGORIES: The Kresge Foundation
May 20, 2010Program Update
Health Team Director David Fukuzawa Joins Panel Discussion on “Healthy People, Healthy Places;” Web Seminar To Air May 25.
TROY, MICHIGAN – David D. Fukuzawa, director of The Kresge Foundation's Health Program, will join a panel of health and policy experts for a discussion of "Successful Partnerships: Strategies for Multi-field and Cross-sector Collaborations," the second in a series of Web seminars sponsored by the Convergence Partnership. The seminar will air on Tuesday, May 25, from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time.
May 19, 2010Program Update
CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: $4.5 Million in Grants Available to Detroit-area Arts and Cultural Organizations
TROY, Mich. – Nonprofit arts and cultural organizations in Metropolitan Detroit's Wayne, Oakland and Macomb counties are invited to apply for unrestricted operating support from The Kresge Foundation. Through its Arts Support initiative, Kresge will award $4.5 million in grants over a two-year period to small, mid-size and large organizations.
May 4, 2010Kresge News
Kresge Foundation Awards $197 Million to 404 Nonprofits in 2009; Significant Focus Continues to be Responding to the Economic Crisis
TROY, MICHIGAN – Consistent with their stated intention to directly and aggressively help strengthen the social safety net during the economic downturn, the Trustees of The Kresge Foundation awarded $197 million to 404 nonprofit organizations in six fields of interest during 2009.
April 19, 2010Program Update
TROY, MICHIGAN – The Kresge Foundation announces today a new national strategy for its Arts and Culture Program that fosters the long-term financial stability of arts and cultural organizations, supports artists' services, and helps to integrate arts and culture institutions and activities into effective community building.CATEGORIES: Arts & Culture
March 30, 2010Program Update
TROY, MICHIGAN – The Kresge Foundation has announced new grantmaking strategies aimed at assisting society in mitigating the severity of climate change and proactively addressing its unavoidable impacts. Climate change is considered to be one of the most serious challenges facing the planet and its people.
To implement Kresge's multifaceted climate-change mitigation and adaptation strategy, the Environment Program is focusing its grantmaking in the following four areas:CATEGORIES: Environment
March 2, 2010Kresge News
New RAND Study Finds That Dirty Air Increases Hospitalizations and Substantially Raises Medical Costs For Public And Private Healthcare Insurers
TROY, MICHIGAN – In new findings, a RAND research study on the financing of pollution-related medical care reveals that California's failure to meet federal clean-air standards cost public healthcare purchasers, such as Medicare and Medicaid, and private health insurers more than $193 million for hospital care alone from 2005 to 2007.
February 22, 2010Program Update
TROY, MICHIGAN – Due to a severe snow storm in Southeast Michigan today, The Kresge Foundation will not be open for business on Monday, Feb. 22.The offices will reopen on Tuesday, Feb. 23. Phone messages and e-mails received today will be responded to on Tuesday in the order in which they were received.Thank you.CATEGORIES: The Kresge Foundation
February 18, 2010Program Update
TROY, MICHIGAN – The Health Team has developed frequently asked questions to assist grantseekers interested in applying to the Health Clinic Opportunity Fund. The link to the new FAQ section is available in the purple bar at the top of the Caring Communities Web page. The application deadline for this grant opportunity is 9 p.m. Eastern Standard Time on Monday, March 1, 2010.
Grantseekers will find the answers to the following ten questions:
February 16, 2010Kresge News
Dr. Jane L. Delgado Weaves Everyday Stories with Concise Medical Information to Create a Practical Healthcare Guide for Latinas
TROY, MICHIGAN – In her new book, “The Latina Guide to Health,” Dr. Jane L.
February 5, 2010Kresge News
PBS Documentary Focusing on Detroit’s Future Airs Feb. 8; Recent Panel Discussion Explores Regional Infrastructure and Transit Opportunities
TROY, MICHIGAN – Kresge President Rip Rapson and Rich Homberg, president of Detroit Public TV, co-hosted a preview of the PBS documentary "Blueprint America: Beyond the Motor City," together with an hour-long panel discussion about the city's future at the Detroit Public Library Main Branch on January 27.
The PBS special will be aired on Detroit Public TV, Channel 56, on Monday, Feb. 8 at 10 p.m.