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Katherine S. Boswell

Kate Boswell (she/her) is an external affairs and communications assistant at The Kresge Foundation. She joined the foundation in 2023. Previously, Kate served as an executive administrative assistant at Park West Gallery, where she was involved with administrative support and program management. Kate has also held positions with Rocket Mortgage…

Potential Economic Impact of Increasing Income for Black New Orleanians

September 20, 2023

A new report from The Data Center, an independent, neutral nonprofit dedicated to providing rigorous, research informed, and data-based analysis, quantifies the economic impact of increasing Black incomes in Metro New Orleans to the level of Black households in comparable Southern metros, and highlights actions that civic leaders can take to…

CHARGE partnership helps health centers transition to clean energy, boost climate resilience

September 20, 2023

With severe weather projected to worsen in the coming years, the need for reliable clean energy across our nation’s health infrastructure is more important than ever. However, our nation’s utility grid is underfunded, inefficient and aging. Increasing temperatures and climate-driven natural disasters are leading to more regular and longer lasting…

An array of solar panels.

Q&A: PosiGen CEO Ben Healey talks simplifying solar to improve access and impact

September 18, 2023

The Kresge Foundation Social Investment Practice has partnered with the Environment Program over the last several years to find ways to break capital barriers to bring more green, energy-efficient projects to underserved communities. Too often, projects like adding solar + storage to residential properties are marketed and designed only to…

Q&A: New Education Program Officer Reuben Kapp reflects on removing barriers to higher ed

September 14, 2023

Kresge’s Education Program in August welcomed a new program officer, Reuben Kapp, to the team. In his role, Reuben supports the Program’s goal to increase college access and success for underrepresented students. Before joining the foundation, Reuben was a research assistant, college success coach and senior admissions representative at the…

A Welcome graphic with the photo, name and title of: Reuben Kapp, Program Officer, Education Program.

Equestrian center to serve hundreds of youths planned for northwest Detroit

September 13, 2023

Fundraising for $8.1 million facility moves forward with commitments from Kresge, state of Michigan, anonymous donor Planners of an $8.1 million, 14-acre equestrian center to serve hundreds of Detroit youths are optimistic that recent fundraising positions them to break ground on the northwest side within the next year. Detroit Horse…

A 13-year old eighth grade student , riding a horse is seen in silhouette.

Learnings and Reflections from the CoPro2.0 Second Annual Grantee Convening

September 6, 2023

Members of the CoPro 2.0 cohort, a $2.6 million grantmaking initiative launched by The Kresge Foundation in 2021 to support the next generation of free college programs, gathered at Foothill College in Los Altos Hills, California, to develop strategies that would contribute to the expansion and sustainability of the movement.…

Four members of the CoPro 2.0 cohort sit at a table with a screen behind them that says CoPro 2.0 annual convening.