Kresge Foundation Employs New Funding Methods in its First Quarter Grant Awards of Nearly $43 Million

Recent grants reflect foundation’s ongoing, multi-year expansion to better address society's pressing issues.

May 13, 2008

TROY, MICHIGAN – The Kresge Foundation’s first quarter awards illuminate its evolving values-centered approach to grantmaking as well as its early exploration of new funding methods, including program-related investments, growth-capital grants and program-support grants.


Kresge Achieves Highest-level LEED Platinum Certification for Design, Construction and Operation of its Headquarters

The decision to build green underscores the foundation’s commitment to cutting greenhouse-gas emissions and finding solutions to global climate change.

June 04, 2008

TROY, MICHIGAN – The U.S. Green Building Council has awarded The Kresge Foundation headquarters Platinum certification, the highest attainable level in the LEED – Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design – Green Building Rating System, the nationally accepted benchmark for the design, construction and operation of high-performance “green” buildings.


Kresge Goes Green with Renewable Power from DTE Energy

July 14, 2008

TROY, MICHIGAN – The Kresge Foundation is “greening up” the power to its Troy headquarters with 100 percent renewable energy provided under DTE Energy’s GreenCurrents program.

GreenCurrents is a voluntary renewable energy program that provides DTE Energy’s 2.2 million electric customers the option of choosing environmentally-friendly energy for their homes and businesses.


First Quarter 2008

March 02, 2009

TROY, MICHIGAN – At its first-quarter board meeting in March 2008, the trustees of The Kresge Foundation awarded 54 grants to organizations in 24 states.

Here is a complete list of grants approved in the first quarter 2008:

(The list includes current and future planned grants.)


Kresge Foundation Meets Economic Downturn Head On, Awarding a Record $63.6 Million in Grants in Fourth Quarter 2008

Grants advance foundation’s strategic objectives in 30 states, particularly in the areas of community development, health and the environment.

February 10, 2009

TROY, MICHIGAN – The state of the economy did not deter the trustees of The Kresge Foundation from awarding $63.6 million in grants at its fourth-quarter board meeting in December, making the quarter, together with the $181 million in grants for 2008 as a whole, the most generous in the foundation's 85-year history.


Kresge Foundation and Second Nature Team Up To Bring Green Building Practices to Financially Challenged Colleges and Universities

Fellowships will be awarded to senior managers at colleges and universities.

March 11, 2009

TROY, MICHIGAN – Second Nature, a nonprofit organization advancing sustainability in the American higher education sector, has launched a new program, Advancing Green Building in Higher Education, to assist Historically Black Colleges and Universities, Hispanic-serving institutions, tribal colleges, and the U.S. Department of Education’s Title III and V institutions to “build green” on their campuses.


Human Service Agencies, Health Organizations and Transit in Detroit Receive a Majority of Kresge’s Nearly $73 Million in First Quarter Grant Awards

Nonprofits in 28 states, the District of Columbia and South Africa are recipients.

April 07, 2009

TROY, MICHIGAN – Signaling the importance of affirming and strengthening philanthropic support for nonprofits in times of crisis, the trustees of The Kresge Foundation awarded nearly $73 million in grants in the first quarter of 2009. The awards represent the largest quarterly commitment in the 85-year-old foundation’s history.


Kresge Announces New Higher Green Building Standards for Challenge-grant Applicants in Higher Education

Beginning in June 2010, Kresge will only award capital challenge grants to colleges and universities building environmentally sustainable facilities.

May 21, 2009

TROY, MICHIGAN – The Kresge Foundation announced today that it is raising the bar on green building requirements for challenge grants awarded to applicants in the higher-education sector.


As the Timber Industry Declines, Lane Community College Students Seek New Careers in Nursing and Health-care services

$800,000 capital-challenge grant from The Kresge Foundation will support the construction of a new green health and wellness educational center.

August 13, 2009

TROY, MICHIGAN – Like many young men in Eugene, Oregon, Travis Moffett was tied to timber. He grew up as the son of a millworker in a "very low" middle-class family. His father, his two brothers, and his sister's husband all labored long and hard in the local lumberyards and mills to support their wives and children.


Human Services, Health, and Arts and Culture Organizations, Among Others, To Benefit from Kresge Foundation Second-quarter Grants

Economic-crisis relief is an ongoing theme for the Michigan-based private foundation.

August 24, 2009

TROY, MICHIGAN – The Kresge Foundation’s grantmaking continues to seek a balance between responding to the immediate hardships arising from the economic downturn and the longer-term challenges of addressing enduring social, environmental, and economic problems. At its second-quarter board meeting in June, Trustees awarded 73 grants totaling $26 million for nonprofit organizations in 23 states, the District of Columbia, and Ireland.