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Initiative

COVID-19

 

As COVID-19 accelerated into every corner of our nation, Kresge responded with more than $11 million in grants and amendments and added flexibility for partners.

How Kresge is doing its part

Flexibility

Suspension on grant reports and site visits

Expedited decisions on grants and amendments

Re-purposing event funding

COF Pledge of Action

New grants and social investments

Supporting Our Partners

In April 2020, Kresge’s President & CEO Rip Rapson wrote that, “we find ourselves face-to-face with a challenge unlike any in our lifetimes. But rather than yield to fatalism and inertia, community after community in America has begun to draw on deep reservoirs of the kind of courage, creativity, and fortitude that will be required to get to the other side. A foundation like Kresge must do everything in its power to affirm, support, and fortify your resolve and enhance your capacity to endure and prevail.”

Read Rip’s full letter here, which outlines the ways we are supporting current partners during this time, including full flexibility and expedited grant approvals and amendments.

Funding Response

$16 million delivered to organizations confronting COVID-19

Through September, Kresge has grant-funded $14 million to partners in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. In April, we issued a $2 million program-related investment to support nonprofit access to the Paycheck Protection Program. Explore the map above to see individual grants and amendments made. We also suggest partners find resources and helpful links in our COVID resources thread, which is updated as new items come online.

COVID-19 Response Grantees

Awarded

All COVID-19 Grantees

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Kresge staff is working remotely, and our offices are closed until further notice.  See our promise to partners during COVID-19.
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