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Expanding opportunities in America’s cities

Sept. 17, 2020

Newsletter 9-17-2020

Featured items: New Health Program Managing Director named; commentary on climate change & wildfires; COVID-19 response by Health grantee Right to the City Alliance and Human services grantee Springboard to Opportunities; investing for equity in philanthropy; equity report on heat, health & public parks. 

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Sept. 10, 2020

Newsletter 9-10-2020

Featured items: COVID-19 response by Education grantee Excelencia in Education and Environment grantee PolicyLink; 'Opportunity for All' essay series; Equitable Relief & Recovery webinar series; commentary on investing in leadership; CARES Act changes to charitable contribution deductions. 

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September 3, 2020

Newsletter 9-3-2020

Featured items: COVID-19 response by Arts & Culture grantee Project Row Houses and Detroit grantee Detroit Future City; staff announcements; President Rip Rapson's commentary on Jacob Blake; Campus Vote Project's state voting guides; links between redlining and extreme heat, flooding. 

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August 27, 2020

Newsletter 8-27-2020

Featured items: COVID-19 response byAmerican Cities grantee Center for Economic Inclusion; commentary on 19th Amendment centennial; new approach to civic asset investments; equitable COVID-19 recoveries; two new case studie on investing in solar + storage. 

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August 20,2020

Newsletter 8-20-2020

Featured items: $5 million investment in solar solutions with equity; AXD series launches art event, catalog and podcast; Next Generation initiative cohort offers insights and action steps; Fostering Urban Equitable Leadership virtual convening; Georgetown Climate Center launches Equitable Adaptation Legal & Policy Toolkit.

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August 13, 2020

Newsletter 8-12-2020

Featured items: $1.4M in COVID-19 grants awarded; staff promotions; COVID-19 response in Memphis; Shamar Bibbins commentary on trusting BIPOC leaders; CatchLight Local fellow documents how Salinas farmworkers survive; free online early childhood education workshops.

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August 6, 2020


Featured items: Sixth round of Kresge Innovative Projects: Detroit grantees; commentary thanking public health workers; funders denounce move to shorten Census window; "101 Ways to Save the Planet" Podcast; Arts & Culture report "Freedom Maps " launches; water systems and equity article. 

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July 30, 2020

Newsletter 7-30-2020

Featured items: BASED inititative adds six new grantees; article on the BUILD Health funding collaborative; why investing in public space is critical to the future of cities; Build UP's green summer work program; Kresge Artist Fellows and Gilda Awards virtual celebration. 

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July 23, 2020

Newsletter 7-23-2020

Featured items: How city leaders of the Shared Prosperity Partnership are shaping inclusive growth strategies; US Water Alliance urban flooding report; tribute to John Lewis and C.T. Vivian; new opportunity for cities addressing students' basic needs; digital keynote conversation on the future of public spaces.

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July 16, 2020

Newsletter 7-16-2020

Featured items: Q&A with Detroit Artists Market leader on PPP funding impact; reaching and supporting immigrants in COVID-19 relief efforts; reimagining criminal justice spaces; 2020Kresge Artist Fellows and Gilda Award recipients celebration; Kresge in the news. 

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July 9, 2020

Newsletter 7-9-2020

Featured items: $1.1M in COVID grants awarded; Kresge Community Support: Fresno inititative grants; partner spotlight: FreshLo's Sankofa Community Development Corporation; COVID guide for artists and activists; two upcoming webinars on Census outreach operations and COVID-19, racism and colleges.  

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July 2, 2020

Newsletter 7-2-2020

Featured items: 2020 Kresge Artist Fellows & Gilda Award winners; Student success initiative in South Africa receives $3.6 million in grants; Strong Start to Finish education reforms commentary; President Rip Rapson's commentary; racial equity within philanthropy and grants management. 

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June 25, 2020

Newsletter 6-25-2020

Featured items: Celebrating Pride Month; artist relief funds providing support amid COVID-19 pandemic;  FRESHLO report on the benefits of hyper-local investment; town hall discussion on COVID-19, racism & HBCUs; peer learnings series for Climate Change, Health & Equity grantees; Fulcrum Fellows. 

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June 18, 2020

Newsletter 6-18-2020

Featured items: Juneteenth designated as official Kresge holiday; Supreme Court strikes down effort to dismantle DACA; webinar on COVID-19, climate change and communitites; The Merit Myth book; crisis-oriented communications webinar; $1.45 million in community and habitat resilience grants.

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June 11, 2020

Newsletter 6-11-2020

Featured items: $2.4 million in new COVID-related grants awarded; rethinking the health system to focus on population health; strategies for a robust medical response to climate change; report on how public sector and real estate industry can reduce building pollution; mental health awareness webinar.

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June 4, 2020

Newsletter 6-4-2020

Featured items: Commentary on the killing of George Floyd and racial justice; COVID-19 grants for 50 arts & culture groups; tribute to retiring Kresge Trustees Phillip L. Clay and Steven K. Hamp; artists spread public health messages through Fill the Walls with Hope project; Q&A on important role of HBCUs.

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May 28, 2020

Newsletter 5-28-2020

Featured items: Initiative to reimagine public spaces expands to five more cities; webinars address COVID-19 impact on higher education, climate change; the ins and outs of in-lieu fees for inclusionary zoning and affordable housing; two Kresge Artist Fellows added to Everybody VS COVID-19 Unity Festival.

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May 21, 2020

Newsletter 5-21-2020

Featured items: The Arts & Transportation Rapid Response initiative is accepting applications; new website launches to provide news for Detroiters, by Detroiters; Everybody VS COVID Unity Festival; low-cost alternatives for hard-to-find disinfectants; two new Kresge newsletters launching soon. 

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May 14, 2020

Newsletter 5-14-2020

Featured items: $4.4 million in new COVID-related grants awarded; Detroit nonprofit leader shares COVID-19 challenges; Community Investment Guarantee Pool hits $38 million; reliable energy sources for vulnerable families; new economic inclusion initiative. 

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May 7, 2020

Newsletter 5-7-2020

Featured items: COVID-19 and mission investing to be discussed at MIE 2020 national conference; CARES Act relief for students and loan borrowers; funds for childcare providers  in Detroit serving essential workers; drone footage of Marygrove's Early Childhood Education Center; Kresge in the News.

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April 30, 2020

Newsletter 4-30-2020

Featured items: College Signing Day 2020 goes virtual; webinar on higher education during the COVID-19 pandemic;  new research pape on remaking federalism amid COVID-19; national effort to highlight 'Why Public Health Matters'; Creative Placemaking e-book.

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April 23, 2020

Newsletter 4-23-2020

Featured items: Earth Day 2020 reflections by Environment Managing Director Lois DeBacker, Senior Program Officer Jalonne White-Newsome and Kresge staff; COVID-19 stimulus funding for nonprofits; cross-team grantmaking evaluation; Eminent Artist virtual film screening.

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April 16, 2020

Newsletter 4-16-2020

Featured items: Kresge awards $2.6 million in new grants in response to COVID-19 pandemic, starting with place-based grants in Detroit, Memphis and New Orleans; $1M in interest waived on active program-related investments; virtual Earth Day 2020 programs by our Environment Program partners;  role of health care in multi-sector networks for population health.

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April 9, 2020

Newsletter 4-9-2020

Featured items: Salute to public health workers during National Public Health Week; remembrance of longtime Kresge board member Irene Hirano Inouye; virtual series on colleges and COVID-19; shows go on despite COVID-19; one-year anniversary of 25% by '25 initiative; Health Affairs covers health and human services integration. 

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April 2, 2020

Newsletter 4-2-2020

Featured items: Nonprofit guide to the 2020 CARES Act loan programs; Census outreach amid COVID-19 pandemic; new book celebrating women of color launches wiht virtual event; higher education grantmaking and COVID-19; free climate resilence e-book. 

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March 26, 2020

Newsletter 3-26-2020

Featured items: Kresge signs Council on Foundations' COVID-19 pledge; ELPH leaders on front lines battle coronavirus; state policies promote shared prosperity in cities; World Water Day commentary; Mission, Money & Markets blog post on banking law changes; Kresge opposes changes to 2015 fair housing rule. 

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March 19, 2020

Newsletter 3-19-2019

A message from President & CEO Rip Rapson on Kresge's commitment to grantees, partners during COVID-19 and resources for nonprofits.  

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March 12, 2020

Newsletter 3-12-2020

Featured items: Grantee Perception Report and 10 resolutions to strengthen grantee relations; resources for reaching hard-to-count Census populations; new program aims to support the engagement of fathers and family prosperity; addressing adverse childhood experiences; 'Unlikely' now streaming. 

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March 5, 2020

Newsletter 3-5-2020

Featured items: Census Counts campaign for fair and accurate count; Creating Healthy Communities webinar available on health risks of racism; new report on home rule reforms; a partner spotlight on the Asian Economic Development Association; International Women's Day. 

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February 27, 2020

Newsletter 2-27-2020

Featured items: Black History Month partner spotlight: Inclusiv and  African-American Credit Union Coalition; unique partnership seeks to create greener, healthier cities;  Fostering Urban Equitable Leadership (FUEL) program case study; Kresge's Anna Cruz named a 2020 PLACES Fellow; Kresge grantee designer spotlighted for justice work.

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February 20, 2020

Newsletter 2-20-2020

Featured items: Black History Month partner spotlight: Motown Museum; inaugural peer-learning event of the Climate Change, Health & Equity convening; insights on the work of the Water Equity Task Force; essay on Opportunity Zone investments; Kresge in the news. 

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February 13, 2020

Newsletter 2-13-2020

Featured items: Black History Month partner spotlight: A visit to the National Memorial for Peace and Justice; Climate Change, Health & Equity Initiative convening and opening remarks by President Rip Rapson; Urban America Forward report on advancing equity; e-learning philanthropy platform from Johnson Center; current job openings.

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February 6, 2020

Newsletter 2-6-2020

Featured items include: Partner spotlight honoring Black History Month; Environment Program hosts Racial Equity Learning Program convening; Mission, Money & Markets blog post on new approach to financing community energy resilience; Creating Healthy Communities webinar on racism; and Marygrove campus transformation cited as positive example of community engagement. 

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January 30, 2020

Newsletter 1-30-2020

Featured items include: Community Investment Guarantee Pool introduced; new Eminent Artist named for 2020; New Orleans Next Gen funding opportunity announced; Kresge VP, CFO and chief administrative officer Amy Robinson delivers Walsh College commencement address; and private foundation excise tax change.

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January 23, 2020

Newsletter 1-23-2020

Featured items include: Place-based Practice leadership updates; Detroit Future City opens a center focused on economic equity; MLK Day lecture on climate change and racial equity; upcoming clean energy investment webinar; and Kresge in the field. 

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January 16, 2020

Newsletter 1-16-2020

Featured items include: New BOOST (Boosting Opportunities for Social and Economic Mobility for Families) grants awarded; upcoming MLK Day lecture on climate change and racial equity; request for information issued by Human Services Program and Social Investment Practice; Fulcrum Fellowship applications now open. 

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January 9, 2020

Newsletter 01-02-2020

New  Year's edition of our newsletter offers recommendations from our staff on what books to read about cities, opportunity and equity in 2020. 

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