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Featured items include: Climate, Resilience and Urban Opportunity initiative evaluation; 'Unlikely' premieres in Detroit; Q&A on building capacity for partners; two Arts & Culture Program funding portals now open; Urban America Forward event recap; student managed investment funds help Kresge.
Featured items include: Grants awarded to improve housing affordability, health outcomes; addressing the connection between climate, equity and health; early childhood education center groundbreaking; web project on community development finance system launches; Kresge Artist Fellows application process is open.
Featured items: $1.5 million in grants awarded to support health and human services integration efforts; Detroit Reinvestment Index shows continued confidence in city's future; Kresge launches Culture of Justice, a new initiative to reimagine community justice; two Detroit funding opportunities now open; new Kresge staff.
Featured items: $2 million in grants were awarded to 20 organizations through the Kresge Innovative Projects: Memphis initiative; FreshLo initiative convening celebrates power of food to connect people and spur revitalization; a look at how a FreshLo grantee launched Mercado Esperanza; David Fukuzawa, managing director of Kresge's Health program is retiring; 25% by '25 spotlighted at SOCAP19 conference.
Featured items: Immigration conference addresses challenges facing immigrant and refugee communities, '25% by '25' initiative to be discussed at SOCAP19, research on the financial risks of climate change; video debuts showcasing the work of the East Jefferson Development Corporation.
Featured items: Kresge social investing leader testifies on Opportunity Zones and small businesses; Health Program celebrates Emerging Leaders in Public Health grads; Kresge VP named distinguished alumni winner; statement on Bill White, long-time leader of the Charles S. Mott Foundation; partner spotlight on 3 organizations showcasing Detroit's vibrant, diverse art scene.
Featured items: Green infrastructure partner wins award for its work to secure a sustainable water future; a university debt forgiveness program draws attention; Stabilizing Urban Neighborhoods case study on combating the foreclosure crisis; Kresge joins fellow foundations to fund smaller, often younger arts organizations; Kresge in the field.
Featured items: Young adults share their experiences in creating change around voting rights and juvenile expungement; a guide for aspiring, undocumented college students; thoughts on how to grow a social investment practice in a farewell from Social Investments director Kimberlee Cornett; a partner spotlight on Atlanta Volunteer Lawyers Foundation; a profile on Social Investment Practice partner Joe Kūhiō Lewis.
Featured items: Aaron Seybert named next managing director of the Social Investment Practice; Kresge applauds the Climate Strike supporters demanding climate action; Detroit Youth Choir awarded a $1 million endowment; 74 art organizations receive Detroit Arts Support grants; and Kresge career opportunities.
Featured items: Kresge invests in new fund to help serve the needs of unbanked consumers; Kresge helps support Detroit Youth Choir's attempt to win America's Got Talent; Kresge's Chera Reid on using learning and evaluation to inform philanthropy; monograph honoring 2019 Eminent Artist Gloria House is available; Mesa Public Schools wins top prize in 2018-19 FAFSA completion challenge; and profile of Human Services partner Joseph T. Jones Jr. of Center for Urban Families.
Featured items: Aspen Ideas Festival session on how America's cities are redefining the promise of shared prosperity ; Prince George’s County Police Department Chief Henry “Hank” Stawinski on new approaches to law enforcement; a new essay collection that focuses on promoting mixed-income communities, Kresge's FUEL initiative featured in Upswell blog and upcoming conference session; new monograph for 2019 Kresge Eminent Artist Gloria House is now available; and a profile of Health partner Monica Valdes Lupi of Boston Public Health Commission.
Featured items: The School at Marygrove welcomes its first class of students as it begins its new life as a P-20 crade-to-career campus; Investment Office Managing Director John Barker named to Crain’s Detroit Business 40 Under 40 list for 2019; Mission, Money & Markets blog post on Opportunity Zones and mandatory reporting; profile of Environment partner Lara Hansen of EcoAdapt; and Kresge in the News.
Featured items: Kresge's Climate Change, Health & Equity initiative awards $1.5 million in grants to 15 organizations; the CEO of Kresge partner LIFT shares her observations after a visit to The Legacy Museum and National Memorial for Peace and Justice; Mission, Money & Markets blog post on Opportunity Zones and journalism; profile of Education partner Karen Stout of Achieving the Dream; Kresge in the field.
Featured items: Kresge's work on Opportunity Zones receives media attention; a partner perspective on achieving effective systems change; profile of Detroit partner Sarida Scott of Community Development Advocates of Detroit; Summer at Kresge profile of External Affairs and Communications intern Sara Mylrea; Kresge job openings.
Featured items: Next Generation Memphis initiative grants awarded; Kresge statement opposing the Trump administration's expansion of 'public charge' rules; profile of Arts & Culture partner Rebecca Cordes Chan of Local Initiatives Support Corporation; Summer at Kresge profile of Investment Office intern Basirat Owe; recent Kresge in the news.
Featured items: Health Department, area tenants take on healthy housing issue in Tacoma; profile of American Cities partner Ashleigh Gardere of New Orleans Business Alliance; two podcasts feature Kresge's take on Opportunity Zones; Kresge Artist Fellows to bring art, performances to AXD series of events; profiles of Social Investment Practice and Investment Office intern Evan Marquardt and two Grow Detroit's Young Talent interns.
Featured items: Kresge 2018 Annual Report 'Momentum' with profiles of 8 standout leaders; commentary from Kresge President & CEO Rip Rapson on what White House leadership can mean for U.S. cities; Kresge's Human Services Program accepting proposals; Kresge's Carol Coletta to continue transformation of Memphis riverfront; profile of Arts & Culture Fellow Aisha Benton.
Featured items: The Equitable & Just National Climate Platform; designs for Marygrove's early childhood education center; new social investment case studies; business school students gain real-world investment experience; profile of American Cities Fellow Cynthia Armour.
Featured items: “Building Opportunity for All” public forum on the impact of technology; second cohort of Kresge's Next Generation initiative; Money Matters for Youth camp; Social Investments Practice Kim Dempsey offers reflections on impact investing; arts and cultural organizations as anchor institutions; a profile of summer records management fellow Katherine Okonowski.
Featured items: Smart Growth America’s Arts, Culture and Transportation fellows; Kresge's annual audience engagement survey; Shared Prosperity event to explore impact of tech revolution on cities; three ways of doing impact investing right; Families in Schools' "Transition to College" curriculum; a profile of summer LIFT fellow Carrie Boyle.
Featured items in our special July 4th Independence Day edition that reflect on the ideals upon which this country was founded on and illustrate Kresge's mission: A committment to a fair and accurate census count; what Kresge stands for – and what we stand against; 25% by '25 pledge; supporting the charge for positive change.
Featured items include: New funding opportunity called Boosting Opportunities for Social and Economic Mobility for Families (BOOST); Kresge's Anna Cruz on advancing racial equity; concerns about Opportunity Zones benefiting low-income communities; Kresge President Rip Rapson supports university access in South Africa; and a profile of summer intern Eleanor Khirallah.
Featured items include: The role philanthropy can play in diversifying the investment industry; upcoming funding opportunity; a welcome to Kresge's summer interns and fellows; the incredible group of Detroit literary and visual artists named as Kresge Artists Fellows; and Kresge and its partners in the news.
Featured items: New Board trustee Richard Buery Jr.; undocumented artists aim to shift immigration narrative; Forbes interview about Opportunity Zones; winning design team for Detroit Cultural District; Kresge in the field.
Featured items: Kresge awards $2.4 million to 25 community projects across Detroit through KIP:D; an article on advancing racial equity by Kresge's Chera Reid and Luminare's Jara Dean-Coffey; tribute to former Minneapolis Mayor and U.S. Rep. Don Fraser; Kresge at the Mackinac Policy Conference; Partner Spotlight honoring LGBTQ Pride Month.
Featured items: Kresge Health Managing Director David Fukuzawa kicks off Housing Week of Action with commentary on creating communities where everyone can thrive; National Housing Trust spotlight people living in affordable housing; grants support improvements in early childhood facilities; IWPR report on closing educational system gaps; Kresge's Spring into Action campaign.
Featured items: ArtPlace Summit explores arts and culture in community building; Emerging Leaders in Public Health; Mission, Money & Markets: What you need to know about CDFIs; Kresge to host childhood education panel at Mackinanc Policy Conference; GEO guidebook 'Learning in Philanthropy.'
Featured items: Colorado mother's journey from being served by the system to influencing it; Opportunity Zones webinar; Kresge President Rips Rapson's commencement address; Detroit Promise Path program; case studies on social investment work.
Featured items: Inclusive Prosperity Capital recieves a $10M guarantee to to fund clean energy programs; a Memphis Next Generation funding opportunity; new article on principles for strategic learning; a webinar on the Kresge Innovative Projects: Memphis funding initiative; honoring the extraordinary life of Judge Damon Keith.
This newsletter features items on: College Signing Day; Opportunity Zones Webinar; Detroit Debt Compact; Kresge Innovative Projects: Memphis info sessions; LIFT Funding Team web page; the Human Services Northstar Convening recap.
Featured items: Earth Day 2019: A time for action on climate justice; 5 interesting facts about our sustainable campus; Call for applications: Kresge Innovative Projects initiative expands to bring $1.5 million to Memphis neighborhoods; Exploring the legacy of structural racism and its effects on American cities; “What Works” series opens with questions about cities' renewal; Kresge Artist Fellows make the big screen – and small screens
Featured items: Kresge welcomes a new Investment Director, Venus Phillips; Four foundations announce $12M in multi-year support for metro Detroit arts, cultural groups; Article for law journal stresses need for broad partnerships in work to increase access to civil justice; Successes, challenges of innovative Kresge-backed community policing model illuminated in feature story; Documentary about college completion crisis premieres in New York City
Featured items: Kresge investment office commits to new diversity initiative, "25% by '25," at ABFE conference; Call for proposals at intersection of health equity, housing; Students to experience 'Hamilton' onstage; Gloria House honored at KAID Eminent Artist event; Kresge signs on to amicus brief on Census citizenship question
Featured items: Kresge leaders to take part in ABFE convening in Detroit; Health Program to launch Advancing Health Equity Through Housing funding opportunity next week; Civic Commons leaders gather in Memphis; Prescribed burn keeps Kresge campus healthy, invasive species at bay
Featured items: Kresge commits $22M to leverage investments in low-income communities; New video explains Human Services’ strategic focus; Building a more diverse impact investing field; $5M BuildNOLA Mobilization Fund is crucial to equity in New Orleans, says one small-business leader; Confidential survey helps us better serve our partners
Featured items: ‘Stories of Impact’ depict successes of BUILD Health Challenge; Partners unveil $5 million BuildNOLA Mobilization Fund to support disadvantaged businesses; Find us next week at 'Power Forward' conference; Kresge CFO offers students advice on leadership; Kresge is hiring for two positions
Featured items: $1.35M grant to Michigan College Access Network supports efforts to boost college access, completion; Kresge-funded Incubator supporting mission-minded managers to start Opportunity Zone funds; Capitol Hill briefing focuses on just, equitable climate resilience, includes Kresge program officer; Rapson praises mayor’s vision for Detroit after 'State of the City' speech; Kresge, Kellogg leaders speak out for universal Pre-K; Annual analysis documents spread of hate groups
Featured items: Next Generation partners focus on family well-being, advancing racial equity; BUILD Health Challenge launches new funding opportunity; Case studies detail investments in Inclusiv, Detroit Development Fund; Recording of CCHE initiative webinar now available; Environment initiative to serve as educational case study
Featured items: Pair of community colleges honored for student success gains, reduced achievement gaps; Health initiative issuing call for applications next week; Watch tribute to Kresge Eminent Artists online; Build Healthy Places Network releases Principles for Building Healthy and Prosperous Communities
Featured items: New Environment, Health initiative aims to build climate resilience, improve health; Detroit Public Television to broadcast program honoring Kresge Eminent Artists; Update: Scammers still using Kresge name in messages; Kresge is hiring for three positions; Kresge mourns loss of the inimitable John Dingell
Featured items: Human Services team awards $1.25M in grants to address social, economic mobility in Detroit; Enviro, Health teams launching RFP next week; Social Investment Practice supports development of best practices guide for Opportunity Zones; Detroit Public Television to broadcast music-filled program honoring Kresge Eminent Artists; New BUILD case study looks at effort to promote healthy lifestyles; NBC News series examines Detroit's comeback
Featured items: Poet named Kresge Eminent Artist for 2019; New vice president to oversee place-based work; Transforming New Jersey communities through financing Creative Placemaking; Kresge’s ‘Most Wanted CIO’ interviewed on Capital Allocators podcast series; Michigan leaders discuss strategies for creating a strong and inclusive statewide talent pipeline
Featured items: Social Investments director shares insights on Opportunity Zones with nation's mayors; Sheryl Madden named deputy CFO and controller; Helping South African Universities build sustainable futures; Kresge-sponsored toolkit for Engaging Boards in Strategic Learning now available; Kresge celebrates 10 years of Eminent Artists
Featured items: Human Services Program has new director; Deadline extended to apply for Human Services Next Generation funding and learning opportunity; Arts & Culture Program releases new Creative Placemaking analysis; New book details Kresge's bold bet on Detroit; Deadline nears to apply for artist fellowships
Featured items: Kresge seeks neighborhood groups to share $1.5 million to improve quality of life in Detroit; Research explores how arts and culture organizations can drive equitable growth; Magazine highlights social justice work supported by Arts & Culture Program; Chief Talent Officer accepted to leadership program; Kresge welcomes 5 new staff members
Featured items: Kresge provides $2.2 million to promote health, arts and engagement at early education centers; Our favorite social investment highlights of 2018; What the heck is Creative Placemaking? Here are some answers; Index compares differences in opportunity around nation; New book details Kresge’s bold bet on Detroit; College guide written specifically for adult students
Featured items: Health team awards first set of grants in new health/housing initiative; Human Services team hosts Lynn Johnson, Health and Human Services assistant secretary; Grant funds expansion of services for community college students in public housing; Detroit Program managing director named one of region’s notable women in nonprofits; Initiative aims to create long-term housing with support services
Featured items: Human Services team launches second Next Generation Initiative funding opportunity; Kresge president discusses inclusive economic development at Boston Federal Reserve forum; Empowering health and human services agencies to collaborate like never before; Documentary about for-profit college industry available online
Featured items: Kresge name being used in bogus solicitations; Human Services team to launch a second Next Generation Initiative funding opportunity; Kresge leaders speak about philanthropy’s support of Working Cities Challenge; Arkansas joins Strong Start to Finish behind Kresge grant; New incubator program opens to help organizations ready for Opportunity Zone funds; Back-office lessons from the impact investing front lines
Featured items: Building safer communities with Creative Placemaking; Film examining America’s dropout crisis premieres; U.S.-Japan Council adds philanthropy to annual conference; As Detroit Repertory leader steps down after six decades, Kresge supports leadership transition; Changing cities’ infrastructure from the bottom up; BUILD Health Challenge to call for applications in 2019; Internalizing equity in organizations
Featured items: Supporting those on the front lines of civil justice; Kresge voices opposition to proposal linking government assistance and immigration status; CREWS participants build muscle to influence equitable water decision-making; New report highlights work to advance racial equity via grantee capacity building; A rising tide of climate resilience
Featured items: Philanthropy must use its voice to counter hate; CFO elected president of group for finance, investment officers in philanthropy; The promise of Opportunity Zones; Fluxx conference focuses on empowering and connecting givers and changemakers; Kresge experts speak about equity and evaluation at American Evaluation Association conference; Developing a common framework for assessing accountable communities for health; Applications to open for $25,000 Kresge Artist Fellowships for metro Detroiters
Featured items: New report envisions the future for human services; Food and housing insecurity – in college; Webinars focus on the “how” of Creative Placemaking; Aspen Presidential Fellowship program accepting applications for 2019-2020
Featured items: Forum focuses on building opportunity for all; FreshLo grantees gather to share, reflect; Series explores how Creative Placemaking plays a key role in equitable development; Project examines Americans’ views of president, parties; Kresge welcomes director of talent and organizational development
Featured items: Forum looks at how cities can expand opportunity; Detroit Program director honored for promoting social change in African American communities; Doing the best for young children in Detroit; Film examines America’s college dropout crisis
Featured items: How will Opportunity Zones serve low-income communities? Rip Rapson shares 6 themes; Webinar offers perspectives on investing in Opportunity Zones; National leaders celebrate fusion of social justice and climate resilience at final convening; CPA association honors Kresge controller as emerging leader; Kresge kicks off 2018-19 ProInspire Leadership Institute for partners in Washington, D.C.
Featured items: Human Services Program launches Detroit Next Generation Initiative; Kresge, ECMC invest $1.4M in College Forward to scale predictive analytics software; Education team among partners of new initiative to help students finish degrees; Trustee among honorees for human rights contributions; Cradle-to-career educational partnership to serve more than 1,000 children
Featured items: Foundation mourns passing of 2013 Eminent Artist David DiChiera; Kresge among roster of funders pledging $4B to tackle climate change emissions; Inquiries pour in after LOI call on Opportunity Zone funds; Path to prosperity must embrace inclusive growth and racial equity; Improving access to healthy foods while engaging communities through Creative Placemaking
Featured items: New cradle-to-career educational partnership to serve more than 1,000 Detroit children; Homecoming panel focuses on Detroit’s progress, future; Kresge to receive "Justice Through Philanthropy" award from legal aid association; Environment team initiative helps partners apply diversity, equity in climate resilience work; New research on voting offers early lessons for foundations; Laying the foundation for higher dividends
Featured items: Kresge supports Native Hawaiians’ efforts to topple barriers to homeownership; Creating neighborhoods of opportunity through citywide initiatives; Investments Office, CIO among finalists for Allocators' Choice Awards; An inside look at transforming Detroit's riverfront; Mission Investors Exchange offers updates on Opportunity Zones; Webinar focuses on promoting 'everyone counts' for 2020 census; Kresge in the News
Featured items: Eminent Artist monograph is now available in digital and print versions; Working across disciplines to enhance impact; Grantee uses courts to preserve protections for college students; Net Impact accepting applications for Impact Investing & Diversity Fellowship; Webinars share research to promote 'everyone counts' for 2020 census; Webinar explains new grants and contracts standard
Featured items: Foundation fills new lead attorney position; Former student follows the 'Warrior Way Back' to complete his degree; Showing up when it counts; Prosperity Now releases 'blueprint' for inclusive policies; CIO reappointed to state venture investment board; Kresge in the News
Featured items: New report identifies key needs to build field of equity-informed water management; Foundation mourns passing of Aretha Franklin; Hanging a question mark; Education Program webinar available; IT director among Crain’s Notable Women in Tech; Summer at Kresge: Communications intern finds the intersection of her passions; Kresge in the News
Featured items: Why equity matters to Kresge; Vote for health care-housing session at SXSW 2019; Kresge CIO among Trusted Insight’s Top 30 foundation chief investment officers; Summer at Kresge: Girls Who Invest participant excited to gain foundation experience; Podcast focuses on equity in public spaces; Webinar looks into new accounting guidance
for nonprofit contributions
Featured items: Health fellow promoted to program officer, two new fellows join Kresge teams; Kresge president issues statement on death of urbanist Jeremy Nowak; Health and Housing funding opportunity open through Aug. 13; Deadline nears for applications to early childhood services grant opportunity; Summer at Kresge: recent high school graduate eager to begin helping others; Analysis: Creative Placemaking gaining a foothold nationally; Kresge climate-change expert highlights social components to dealing with heat waves; Don't forget our audience survey; 2017 annual report available in several formats
Featured items: Kresge's latest annual report is now available; Join Education Program for webinar on Aug. 10; Arts & Culture summer fellow eager to advance equity-centered work; Detroit summer fellow putting her passion to work for her favorite city; Kresge Arts in Detroit celebrates 10th class of Artist Fellows; Apply for the Fulcrum Fellowship with The Center for Community Investment; Don’t forget our audience survey; Kresge in the News
Featured items: Investment team hosts high school students exploring careers in finance; Health Program launches funding opportunity to promote housing affordability and quality; Help us get to know you better through our survey; Kresge seeking proposals to support $3 million in wraparound services for early childhood centers; Podcast explores the state of climate adaptation; Human services fellow moves from policy to philanthropy; Environment fellow focuses on climate change; Surveys focus on voter knowledge, participation and polarization
Featured items: Kresge-Rockefeller call for LOIs on Opportunity Zones; New health and housing funding opportunity coming July 16; Health fellow outlines key lessons for efforts to integrate health and human services; Summer at Kresge: American Cities fellow looks forward to her role in cross-sector partnerships; Help us get to know you better through our audience survey
Featured items ("Best of 2018 first half"): Kresge, Rockefeller partner to support Opportunity Zones development initiatives; Shared Prosperity Partnership seeks to accelerate locally driven solutions to address economic inequality; New Talent Hubs designated by Kresge, Lumina; Kresge part of new effort to address housing instability; Strong community-development finance system key to building urban opportunity; Detroit Program to fund new round of neighborhood-improvement projects; Learning & Evaluation Practice launches web page; Kresge, Wayne State University create student-managed investment fund; Initiative compiles lessons of Creative Placemaking work; Climate adaptation work emerging, but not fast enough; Report discusses how health systems can effectively engage with their communities
Featured items: New Leadership teams selected for Emerging Leaders in Public Health Initiative; Kresge opens call for proposals to support $3M in wraparound services for early childhood centers; Philanthropic leaders respond to family separation and detention policies; Webinar will explore ways to make urban growth work for all residents; Summer at Kresge: Intern getting best of both worlds with two-part internship ; Kresge in the news
Featured items: Kresge a member of partnership to promote and expand shared prosperity in U.S. cities; Kresge Arts in Detroit program marks 10th year with new class of fellows; Summer at Kresge: Education fellow excited to assist under-represented students; Webinar to share lessons of healthy housing work; NFF webinar to present results of State of the Nonprofit Sector survey
Featured items: Kresge, Rockefeller partner to support Opportunity Zones development initiatives; Research effort focuses on positioning arts organizations as anchor institutions; Look for Kresge at GIH 2018 sessions; Webinar to share lessons of healthy housing work; NFF to present results of this year’s State of the Nonprofit Sector survey; Kresge support to Detroit-area artists benefits recipients and community, study says; Kresge-funded conference hosts South African university leaders
Featured items: Drexel University president joins Kresge board; Foundation mourns passing of former trustee and board chair Jill Ker Conway; Investment team members make recruiters’ 'most-wanted' list; Look for Kresge at GIH 2018 sessions; 25 cities chosen for this year's FAFSA challenge; Article series on FreshLo grantees highlights group that empowers women; Podcast explores how one university closed achievement gaps; Webcast to cover private company, not-for-profit accounting issues; Kresge in the news.
Featured items: Kresge president leads panel on transit at Mackinac Policy Conference; Kresge, Lumina designate new Talent Hubs; Groups share $1.5M in grants for neighborhood projects; Kresge Artist Fellows star in new film “Every Given Second”; Inside Philanthropy applauds Kresge Environment’s focus on cities, equity in climate change work.
Featured items: Kresge Learning & Evaluation launches web page; Kresge president to lead Mackinac Conference panel; Kresge Twitter feed in hands of health department; Living Cities CEO says new coalitions key to reviving American Dream; Finalists named for community college excellence prize
Featured items: Kresge, partners invest in largest U.S.-based pay-for-success fund to date; New piece of community development infrastructure: The Guarantee Bank; Radio show spotlights Detroit Reinvestment Index; Resources, recommendations for health and human services collaborations; FreshLo initiative partners featured in Upworthy, Curbed articles; Case study: Treating asthma with housing and education; Health department to take over Kresge's Twitter feed
Featured items: Kresge unveils the 2018 Detroit Reinvestment Index; Stories highlight successful interventions by medical-legal partnerships; Kresge commits first $15 million to expansion of Detroit neighborhood revitalization fund; Rich heritage of New Orleans’ Bell School at center of renovation effort; Kresge Learning and Evaluation Director cited in guide on knowledge sharing.
Featured items: Making 'cents' of guarantees; Environment, Health team members advocate for equity in climate change efforts; Students learn, earn through Kresge-powered investment fund; Kresge hosts convening on grantee talent and leadership development; QLINE report: achievements, challenges and potential; Kresge celebrates College Signing Day.
Featured items: Kresge, Wayne State University create student-managed investment fund; New report measures economic inclusion in U.S. cities; Human Services, Finance add team members; Learning & Evaluation director featured in GEO blog on role of equitable evaluation; Emerging Leaders in Public Health application period closes Monday.
Featured items: Time running short to apply for Emerging Leaders in Public Health initiative; Essays focus on relationships between philanthropy and public sector; Rapson drawing part of Smithsonian exhibit on philanthropy; Campaign aims to build knowledge to help students face modern challenges; A tribute to PolicyLink’s founder and guiding light
Featured items: Focusing on families with research, policy and practice; How low-interest loans create change in communities; Kresge president to participate in panel on equity; Kresge senior fellow describes housing’s importance to health.
Featured items: Articles highlight successes of medical-legal partnerships; Application period now open for Emerging Leaders in Public Health initiative; New strategic learning and evaluation officer joins Kresge; Building Community Resilience Collaborative issues guide on policy and advocacy; Kresge in the News.
Featured items: Strong community-development finance system key to building urban opportunity; Report outlines principles for building resilience to climate-change effects; New $20 million playfield for youth baseball opens at former Tiger Stadium site; Learn more about Emerging Leaders in Public Health in next week’s webinar; Kresge fellow takes helm at Riverfront Development Corp.; Be cautious about Internet scams invoking Kresge.
Featured items: Kresge, LISC leaders: Tax breaks could help low-income communities, but major challenges loom; 10 cities named to network striving
to build inclusive, prosperous cities; Emerging Leaders in Public Health application opens April 2; SPARCC releases tool to help funders, partners broaden thinking in community investment; Short film features community-college program greatly increasing graduation rates.
Featured items: The FAFSA Completion Challenge returns; Kresge, Kellogg leaders talk about blending cultures; A whole-family approach to ending cyclical poverty; Wallace Center seeks applications for Regional Food Economies Fellowship Program.
Featured items: Kresge’s Emerging Leaders in Public Health application period opens on April 2; Going to SXSW? Kresge is too; Philanthropic leaders speak up for NEA; Aiming for every student to graduate in L.A.
Featured items: Kresge sponsors inaugural SXSW Cities Summit; L.A. stakeholders map their higher ed ecosystem; Kresge backs screening of documentary on Historically Black Colleges and Universities; Toolkit calls out myths about prosperity and poverty; Register for Redesign for Whole Families Summit.
Featured items: Kresge part of new effort to address housing instability; Achieving the Dream honors pair of community colleges for narrowing achievement gaps; President discusses Marygrove efforts on radio; Convening to focus on supportive housing; Grant funds equipment, renovations
to bring youth camping back to Detroit; Expanding opportunity in Seattle.
Featured items: $16 million committed to chart path for Marygrove College, surrounding Detroit neighborhood; Kresge’s Emerging Leaders in Public Health application period opens on April 2; Shelterforce launches health and community development desk; New report recommends ways to strengthen mental health services for those living in poverty; Using Pay-for-Success models to help more students succeed; Sprucing up the front porch of downtown Memphis.
Featured items: Kresge-supported college success initiative awards more than $8 million in grants; Impact investing, creative financing help conserve forests; Latest podcast episode examines the evolution and future of public libraries; Report discusses how health systems can effectively engage with their communities; Bringing low-income people and communities of color into the climate resilience discussion.
Featured items: Climate adaptation work emerging, but not fast enough; Webinar on Health Program updates available; Deadline approaching to start KIP:D applications; Report urges collaboration to strengthen human services; Report, blog review the success and lessons of FAFSA Completion Challenge program; Closing the opportunity gap. Read the newsletter
January, 25 2018
Featured items: Jazz ‘flame keeper’ named 2018 Eminent Artist; Arts and Culture team names new senior program officer; Kresge partners names to "top influencers" list; Book examines "spend-down" vs. "perpetual" foundations; Advancing successful program models to create lasting change.
Featured items: Kresge to fund new round of neighborhood-improvement projects in Detroit; Initiative compiles lessons from placemaking work; Raise your organization’s voice through “State of the Nonprofit Sector” survey; NFF to take over Kresge's Twitter feed; Setting the table for college access in Memphis .
Featured items: Kresge, Kellogg presidents named among ‘Newsmakers of the Year’; New podcast episode focuses on libraries as civic assets; Kresge teams offering summer fellowships;Learn about updates to our Health Program; Deadline extended for KEYS coordinating office RFP; Tackling blight by developing local leaders.
Featured items: Mission, Money & Markets: Looking back at deals in 2017; Health team plans webinar on focus area updates; New impact-investing fund will support nonprofits in health, human services; Learning & Evaluation practice at Kresge hits two-year mark; Climate-resilient facilities benefit health care systems; Empowering leaders and partnerships in the neighborhoods of Detroit.
Featured items: $16M to support community development work; Kresge joins entrepreneurs fund; Health challenge grantees share insights, highlights; The case for food-oriented development; Social Investment director outlines four ways
tax reform could harm low-income communities; Building climate resiliency in cities.
Featured items: Evaluation highlights benefits, best practices of energy-efficiency initiative; New tools evaluate health outcomes; Index shows overall gain in opportunity in 2017; Inyathelo story: Dr. Peter Thuynsma; A fresh approach to food access
Featured items: Fresh, local, equitable. That’s FreshLo; Health, equity and the narrative of place; Webinar looks at working in an outcomes-based world; KEYS initiative issues RFP for coordinating office; Inyathelo stories: Nazli Abrahams; Doing what it takes to build student success
Featured items: $90M SPARCC initiative funds projects with equity focus; Eight cities share awards in FAFSA challenge; Health officials selected for second cohort of Emerging Leaders in Public Health; ArtPlace names 70 finalists for 2017 Creative Placemaking Fund projects; Report highlights green-infrastructure job opportunities; Kresge awards leading human services organizations for innovative approaches; Kresge president and CEO offers valuable perspectives; New round of grants announced in Memphis funding initiative; KIP:D awarded nearly $2M to neighborhood projects; Mission Money & Markets: The power of the guarantee to imapct investing.
Featured items: Kresge commits new $25M to early childhood initiative in Detroit; FreshLo grantees, partners launch project phase; Mission, Money and Markets: Bringing solar energy, water, new capital to post-Maria Puerto Rico; Great Public Spaces – Creating Paths to Long Term Stability; Podcast focuses on key civic space in L.A.; What does it take to build strong relationships with grantees?; Inyathelo story: Gillian Mitchell.
Featured items: Public health conference focuses on preventing harmful health effects of climate change; Oxford program studies Kresge's social investing; Early childhood partnership unveiling its approach; Book offers new “O/S” for cities; Inyathelo story: Brian O’Connell; Taking legal services to the people.
Featured items: Kresge awards leading human services organizations for innovative approaches; Arts grantmakers’ conference showcases Detroit; Independent Sector annual conference emphasizes ‘Our Common Future’; Inyathelo stories: Loyiso Nongxa; Health, Environment teams heading to APHA; Innovation in neighborhood revitalization
Featured items: InterFaith Leadership Council honors president; Health and Environment teams head to APHA;Inyathelo story: Shelagh Gastrow; First class of Fulcrum Fellows named; Families gain control taking pathways out of poverty.
Featured items: Groundbreakings mark major milestone in efforts to revive Detroit neighborhood; Kresge grants $450,000 to improve college readiness, access and success; Education initiative helps South African universities build sustainable futures; Partners, Kresge SIP team offer insights on investing in results; Focusing on families in Flint's water crisis.
Featured items: Environment Program officers receive honors; Kresge CIO a judge in Rise of the Rest Road Trip; USC center's "Grand Bargain" study focuses on philanthropy; It's FAFSA season for high school seniors; Taking Aim at College Completion in Newark; Housing America's Families Forum coming to Detroit.
Featured items: The power of the guarantee to impact investing; Arts & Culture grantees gather to move Creative Placemaking forward; President joins American Academy of Arts and Sciences; CFO receives award for professional leadership; Education deputy named a Detroit “Top 40”; Connecting the dots to promote well-being.
Featured items: Nearly $6 million in grants will fund efforts to build talent through education; Study underway to find best interventions for community college students in need; Common challenges, shared solutions; Reimagining Akron's civic commons; SPARCC partners share insight on fostering equitable infrastructure development; Detroit Program names new associate program officer.
Featured items: FreshLo grants catalyze innovative food-oriented development projects in 23 communities; Report offers roadmap for channeling capital into climate-resilient water systems; Leveraging dollars to get results; Raquel Hatter of Human Services joins FFI board; Kresge presidents discusses Detroit's comeback and its challenges with Columbia's Jeffrey Sachs; New senior program officer joins Human Services team.
Featured items: Three cities top winners in FAFSA challenge; BUILD Health Challenge to support new round of community collaborations; Twenty-one Detroit community development organizations share $3.3 million in grants; Shaping the future of public health; Vote for Carol Coletta in ‘most influential urbanists’ survey; Kresge managing director contributes to book about pay-for-performance investing.
Featured items: Kresge stands with DREAMers; Investment meets innovation; A ‘voice from the field’ talks about early-childhood work; Investment supports redevelopment in Cincinnati; Health deputy director selected for fellowship program; Housing forum set for Detroit.
Featured items: Creative Placemaking boosts quality of life in Minnesota's Twin Cities; Kresge becomes MIE sustaining member; Thank you to our grantees for taking over Kresge!; Harpist, educator Patricia Terry-Ross' life and work celebrated in new Kresge-published book. In the News: One Trick for Keeping Kids in College: Forgive Tiny Debts That Force Them to Leave (Fast Company); Housing for Health (Stanford Social Innovation Review); Four Cities Learn How to Create Inclusive Communities (Huffington Post); Binghapton and Broad Avenue Reach Their Tiffing Point (Smart City Memphis); QLINE free rides to end Sept. 5 (Detroit News); Audacious Philanthropy (Harvard Business Review).
Featured items: Transforming lives and communities in Greater Boston through capital access and deployment; Adolph Falcón of National Alliance for Hispanic Health to take over Kresge Twitter account; Housing America's Families Forum coming to Detroit this fall; Kresge CFO Amy Robinson featured in Dbusiness Powered by Women issue; Sean Feng named "rising star" in foundation investing; Kresge Eminent Artist Patricia Terry-Ross monograph available next week; Vote for BUILD Health Challenge at SXSW.
Featured items: Philanthropy must respond forcefully to Charlottesville; Kresge and partners launch $13M initiative to imporve college success rates; Kresge honors Eminent Artist Patricia Terry-Ross at community celebration on August 28; The University Innovation Alliance's Bridget Burns to take over Kresge's Twitter; Kresge 2016 Annual Report now available. Health Reform Roundtable issues bipartisan statement on Health Reform; Fellow brings experience in community development and education to Detroit Program; Vote for FreshLo to be included at SXSW.
Featured items: Annual report focuses on InterCHANGE of philanthropic methods, tools; Memphis Gallery Owner Pat Brown to take over Kresge’s Twitter feed; Kresge convening supports action to create a more diverse and inclusive environmental movement; Net Impact features blog; New report available on innovative solutions to bridge quality housing and better health; Graduate fellow brings passion from neighborhoods work to Kresge.
Featured items: Environment senior officer honored by policy group; ArtPlace America next to take over Kresge’s Twitter feed; Problems like generational poverty need new approaches; Journalist with passion for social policy dives into strategic communications as graduate fellow; Newest podcast looks at Civic Commons work in Chicago; Legal Impact Network convening at Kresge focuses on immigration, Medicaid, housing; Sidewalk festival returns to celebrate Detroit.
Featured items: Kresge partners to take over foundation's main Twitter feed each Tuesday in August; Rapson says Detroit ’67 observances a time to recommit – with humility; Georgia HFA Healthy Families receives support from Kresge's Health Program; U.S. Impact Investing Alliance expands scope; In-class visit leads to Investments internship; Engineer takes fellowship to find equitable solutions.
Featured items include: Airport-walking study finds that making a small change can have a big health impact; Cutting-edge art festival returns to Detroit; Education team renews support for Inyathelo; Interest in Creative Placemaking draws Wayne State grad to Kresge internship; New paper offers blueprint for equitable water systems.
Featured items: Reports show Creative Placemaking can drive equitable community development; Grantees share insights on health collaborations; Arts Fellows reflect Detroit's cultural wealth; Passion, advocacy drive graduate student to fellowship with Kresge Education team; Justice for All to provide technical assistance for civil justice community.
Featured items include: Grant supports work to improve child health; Capital for communities and opportunities for investors; Support for higher education in South Africa rests on shared qualities, challenges; Education deputy offers tips on strong grantee relationships.
Featured items: Kresge invests in Pay for Success initiative; Kresge Arts in Detroit names 2017 fellows; Climate resilience work accelerating; QLINE free rides continue through summer; Podcast, purpose bring University of Chicago student to Kresge for investments internship.
Featured items: New round of grants announced in Memphis funding initiative; ArtPlace names 70 finalists for 2017 Creative Placemaking Fund projects; Initiative seeks to increase impact of data sharing in health and human services; New book compiles lessons in pay-for-performance investing; 2017 Eminent Artist subject of new video.
Featured items: Kresge welcomes new trustees Ko Chin, Muñoz; salutes departing Hirano Inouye, Bollinger; Kresge president among Crain’s “Change Makers”; Kresge remains committed to climate-resilience efforts; How today's 'traditional' students see higher education opportunities; Report outlines equitable, inclusive water management.
Featured items: Webcast focuses on early childhood work; New education study identifies impact-investing opportunities; Bike-sharing program launches with Kresge support; Detroit leaders bet big on small business.
Featured items include: Detroit salutes retiring opera impresario; Grantees begin work to transform public health; Conference to highlight early childhood work; Reinvestment index shows business leaders, entrepreneurs optimistic about Detroit
Featured items: M-1 Rail line to open to the public; Water-systems initiative to fund work based in equity; New report highlights voices for change in the South; Updated "Guide to Impact Investing" released; Podcast looks at a champion of livable cities; Human rights champion discusses life, work.
Featured items: Environment team adjusts strategy to stress equity in climate resilience; Detroit light-rail system to open to the public; Caregivers, parents share ideas during Detroit Day of the Young Child; Grantee shares research on housing, health services; Updated “Guide to Impact Investing” released.
Featured items: Detroit day of the Young Child; Kresge among winners of HUD, Council of Foundations award; Report highlights the power of guarantees in impact investing; New online hub provides resources for Community Health Workers; Arts & Culture team welcomes new program officer.
Featured items: $2 million awarded to neighborhood projects; Join the conversation on Day of the Young Child; Data-based work to help students gets big boost; Center helping Kresge, others look inward to fully achieve diversity, equity and inclusion.
Featured items include: Kresge pilots grantee leadership development program with racial equity lens; Missed the SPARCC launch? Watch the Webcast; Kresge teams to discuss work at one of philanthropy’s biggest conferences.
Featured items: 40 health officials selected for second cohort of Emerging Leaders in Public Health; Study finds link between access to arts, higher quality of life in low-income neighborhoods; Kresge partner works to provide early childhood professionals with dashboard of data; New IT leader joins Kresge.
Featured items: Report highlights green- infrastructure job opportunities; new national poll shows strong support for investments that increase access to opportunity; Community development finance – a glass half full; Kresge partners to explore role of Creative Placemaking in transportation.
Featured items: New book explores impact of for-profit colleges on low-income students; Kresge trustees, staff explore climate change in South Florida; Webcast explores building equity, prosperity and sustainability for all; FreshLo Team to present at Council of Foundations annual meeting; Center to release database to promote equity in climate efforts.
Featured items: New study surveys hunger, homelessness among community college students; Detroit's QLINE to begin service on May 12; Lake Area Technical Institute Awarded Top Aspen Prize; New complex helps seniors stay in Detroit; Health Entreprenuers tackle social determinants of health through innovation.
Featured items: Former Philadelphia mayor offers lessons for Detroit; Report offers colleges a guide for ethical use of data analytics; President recounts evolution of Kresge’s approach; Former Kresge fellow to lead new center.
Featured items: Kresge and partners work to improve diversity, equity in environmental grantmaking; President outlines goals of early childhood work; Municipal bonds and the trend toward social justice; Education team hosting panel at SXWedu; Social Investing: Putting People to Work.
Featured items: Two colleges honored for improving graduation rates; 'SIF Week' spotlights social innovation work; New episodes of Talking About Cities podcast are available; Boston nonprofit crafts new way to reduce poverty.
Featured items include: $90M initiative to fund projects with focus on equity; Human Services Program welcomes Raquel Hatter; Only a few days left for Emerging Leaders applications; Kresge president stresses need to support low-income students; Kresge grantee highlights agencies helping families
Featured items include: Kresge president shares Detroit lessons, outlines ‘Philanthropy’s Role in a New Era'; Kresge joins foundation immigration statement; Health initiative application deadline draws near; Kresge granteebrings fresh, local foods to underserved urban areas.
Featured items include: Kresge partner to invest in digital startups addressing social determinants of health; New social investing series, Mission, Money and Market; Solar-power storage technologies hitting stride; Kresge staffers selected for leadership program; Education deputy discusses how to grow college-access programs.
Featured items: Musician/educator named 2017 Eminent Artist; Conference explores links between health, environment; ELPH informational webinar available online; Kresge president looks ahead on impact investing; Climate-resilience efforts lead to job opportunities.
Featured items include: Kresge awards $400,000 to San Antonio's SA2020; BUILD Health Challenge accepting applications
for new round of funding; Health association declares 2017 'Year of Climate Change and Health'; Kresge executive selected
for leadership program
Featured items include: Vice President, CFO takes on additional responsibilities; Social Investment Practice commits $14 million; Early childhood grants hit $4.5 million in 2016; Health-leadership initiative still accepting applications; President discusses philanthropy working in the real world.
Featured items include: Health initiative seeking new cohort of local leaders; $2 million goes to Flint lead-poisoning recovery; Detroit M-1 RAIL street car makes inaugural test trip; Kresge president discusses creative placemaking as part of NEA anniversary; Kresge, partners say thank you as Laura Trudeau retires.
Featured items include: Kresge launches Memphis Funding Opportunity; $10M investment will support affordable housing; President discusses Kresge's evolving approach; BUILD Health Challenge calling for applications.
Featured items include: How can communities better protect themselves from climate risks; statement from Kresge President Rip Rapson about philanthropy's role after the election; Arts & Culture grantees connect, reflect at convening; Healthy Futures Fund awards planning grants.
Featured items include: Kresge a funder of climate-resilience collaboration; FreshLo initiative highlighted at national conference; Environment officer urges water planners to consider equity; Metro Detroit artists invited to apply for fellowships; Detroit offers lessons for New Urban Agenda work.
Featured items include: Eminent Artist celebrated with release of monograph; Detroit nonprofits encouraged to apply for new round of neighborhood-improvement project grants; Articles, panel take up inequality in cities; Report highlights crises and calls for new approach to health care.
Featured items include: NEA, Kresge launch creative placemaking program; Nonprofit Finance Fund launches health initiative; NPR talks to Education director about transferring challenges; Inequality in America's Cities: A Panel Discussion; 2016 Kresge Eminent Artist Celebration; TV interview, podcasts focus on civic commons work; Learning and evaluation director offers advice on building a practice.
Featured items include: Kresge commits $7M to supportive housing plan; Kresge awards $5.1M to Detroit arts groups; KEYS: Detroit page debuts on Kresge website; Career center opens in Detroit’s North End.
Featured items include: Capital Absorption work featured in Fed paper and in lecture at Lincoln Institute; Kresge helps fund "Civic Commons" initiative; Investing in communities for living, working, creating; Kresge Eminent Artist discusses her life, work; Kresge partners named to list of higher education innovators; New newsletter to cover initiative for early childhood education.
Featured items include: Student investment fund leads to Kresge position; foundation deepens ties with Memphis community; putting the pieces together with Creative Placemaking; Awards honor efforts to “bank” disinvested communities; EPA blog hosts Kresge appeal to address equity, justice in climate change planning.
Featured items include: Foundation implements new procedures to improve responsiveness to grantees; Kresge president named chairman of Living Cities; FreshLo grantees discuss ways to make food, arts and culture part of neighborhood revitalization; Opening the door to social change; Health grantee wins award for transforming services
Featured items include: Many tools to achieve one goal; Business has a stake in early childhood education; learning from urban environment work; getting the lead out of homes, schools; Kresge staffers spend a day in the community.
Featured items include: Annual report highlights new social investment approaches; foundation president calls for greater urgency in creating inclusiveness and opportunity; study uncovers unseen obstacles to college success; national experts join FreshLo advisory committee.
Featured items include: New health venture enlists tech entrepreneurs; Reception, tributes mark Rapson anniversary; Detroit artists receive Kresge fellowships; Troy campus adds solar power to energy mix.
Featured items include: Detroit Home Mortgage program highlighted at the Clinton Global Initiative America annual conference; BUILD Health Challenge marks first anniversary; grants available for early care providers in Detroit; Kresge Community Finance initiative draws nearly 150 grant applications.
Featured items include: Release of the Regional Transmit Authority's master plan and panel discussion of transit at The Mackinac Conference; panel discussion of early childhood development at The Mackinac Conference; Human Services Program unveils revised strategy; a Kresge-funded report on the challenges facing seniors who want to "age in place" in their homes; 22 cities win FAFSA challenge grants.
Featured items include: announcement of grant recipients in the "Fresh, Local & Equitable" initiative; President Rip Rapson describes the foundation's approach to impact investing; video recaps of the Drawing on Detroit conference at the University of Southern California; and Kresge's commitment of $2.5 million to assistance for Flint residents affected by the lead-poisoning crisis.
Featured items include Kresge's participation in a forum about Detroit's revitalization, a survey of business leaders' perceptions of Detroit, Health Program initiatives and reports on community health and higher education.
Featured items include: the second round of grants through Kresge Innovative Projects: Detroit; a new $30 million social investment initiative; the retirement announcement of Laura Trudeau, managing director of the foundation's Detroit Program; the naming of Regina Smith as managing director of the foundation's Arts & Culture Program.