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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.)

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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.

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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 12, 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.

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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 08, 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.

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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 22, 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.

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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 14, 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.

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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 25, 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.

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With Third-quarter Awards Totaling $43.7 Million, The Kresge Foundation Helps Those Hardest Hit by the Economic Crisis

Awards were made to organizations in 26 states, the District of Columbia and South Africa.


October 12, 2009

TROY, MICHIGAN – Feeding the hungry, assisting those least able to pursue a college degree, and advancing energy efficiency in low-income communities exemplify The Kresge Foundation’s desire to improve the long-term life circumstances of the poor and, in response to the nation's severe economic contraction, bring some immediate relief to those in greatest need.

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Kresge Foundation Awards $197 Million to 404 Nonprofits in 2009; Significant Focus Continues to be Responding to the Economic Crisis

In the fourth quarter 2009, 147 grants totaling $54 million were awarded to organizations in 33 states, the District of Columbia and the United Kingdom.


May 04, 2010

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.

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Two Kresge grantees launch a Web-based resource site focused on climate-change adaptation

Climate Adaptation Knowledge Exchange -- CAKE -- provides conservation practitioners and policy analysts with scientific information and networking opportunities designed to build the field of adaptation.


August 25, 2010

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.