Expanding opportunities in America’s cities

November 15, 2018


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

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November 8, 2018


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

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November 1, 2018


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

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October 25, 2018


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

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October 18, 2018


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

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October 11, 2018


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

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October 4, 2018


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.

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September 27, 2018


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

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September 20, 2018

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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

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September 13, 2018


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

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September 6, 2018


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

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August 30, 2018


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

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August 23, 2018


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

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August 16, 2018


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

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August 9, 2018

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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

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August 2, 2018

This week's News From The Kresge Foundation headlines

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

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July 26, 2018


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

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July 19, 2018


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

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July 12, 2018


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

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July 3, 2018


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

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June 28, 2018


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

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June 21, 20128


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


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June 14, 2018


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

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June 7, 2018


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.

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May 31, 2018


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.

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May 24, 2018


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

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May 17, 2018


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 

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May 10, 2018


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.

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May 3, 2018


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. 

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April 26, 2018


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.

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April 18, 2018


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

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April 12, 2018


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.

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April 5, 2018


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.

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March 29, 2018

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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. 

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March 22, 2018


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. 

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March 15, 2018


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. 

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March 8, 2018


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.

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March 1, 2018


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.

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February 22, 2018


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. 

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February 15, 2018


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.

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February 8, 2018


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. 

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February 1, 2018


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

Catch the latest news from The Kresge Foundation

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.

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January 18, 2018


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 .

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January 11, 2018


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. 

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December 28, 2017


A holiday message from The Kresge Foundation

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December 21, 2017


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.

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December 14, 2017


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. 

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December 7, 2017


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

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November 30, 2017


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

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November 22, 2017

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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.  

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November 16, 2017

This week's news in philanthropy from The Kresge Foundation - November 16, 2017

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.

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November 9, 2017


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. 

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November 2, 2017


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

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October 26, 2017


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. 

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October 19, 2017


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. 

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October 12, 2017


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. 

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October 5, 2017


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.

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September 28, 2017


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. 

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September 21, 2017


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. 

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September 14, 2017


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. 

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September 7, 2017


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.

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August 31, 2017

Read News From The Kresge Foundation Volume 2 Issue 34 - August 31, 2017

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).

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August 24, 2017

News From The Kresge Foundation

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.

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August 17, 2017

News From The Kresge Foundation

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.

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August 10, 2017

News From Kresge 8-10-17

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. 

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August 3, 2017


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. 

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July 27, 2017


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. 

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July 20, 2017


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. 

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July 13, 2017


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. 

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July 6, 2017


Featured item: Help Kresge get to know you through our audience survey.

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July 3, 2017


Featured itemsHappy Independence Day from Kresge; Report studies "Justice Gap"; Editorial Highlights Impact of Pay-for-Success Programs on Social Service; Grantee Spotlight: Georgia Justice Project.

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June 29, 2017


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. 

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June 22, 2017


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.

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June 15, 2017


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.

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June 8, 2017


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.

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June 1, 2017


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. 

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May 25, 2017


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

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May 18, 2017


Featured items: Kresge releases 2017 Detroit Reinvestment Index; New streetcar in Detroit only the beginning; Podcasts look at human services, link between poverty and unwanted pregnancies. 

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May 11, 2017


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.

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May 4, 2017


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. 

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April 27, 2017


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.

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April 20, 2017


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. 

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April 13, 2017


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. 

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April 6, 2017


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.

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March 30, 2017


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. 

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March 23, 2017


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. 

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March 16, 2017

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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.

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March 9, 2017


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.

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March 2, 2017


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.

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February 23, 2017


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. 

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February 16, 2017

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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

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February 9, 2017


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. 

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February 2, 2017

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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.

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January 26, 2017


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.

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January 19, 2017


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

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January 12, 2017

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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.

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December 29, 2016

News from The Kresge Foundation, Vol. 1 Issue 20

Featured items: Holiday message from Kresge President and CEO Rip Rapson; video of Kresge Foundation highlights 2016.

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December 15, 2016


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. 

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December 1, 2016


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. 

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November 17, 2016


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. 

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November 3, 2016

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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. 

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October 20, 2016

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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.

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October 6, 2016

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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. 

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September 22, 2016

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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. 

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September 8, 2016

News From The Kresge Foundation Volume 1, Issue 12 (September 8, 2016)

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.

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August 25, 2016

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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.

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August 11, 2016

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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

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July 28, 2016

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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.

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July 14, 2016


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.

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June 30, 2016


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.

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June 16, 2016


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.

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June 2, 2016


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.

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May 19, 2016


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.

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May 5, 2016


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.

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April 21, 2016


Featured items include unveiling of the Detroit Reinvestment Index, a grant initiative aimed at Detroit-area arts and culture organizations and Kresge's participation in the ArtPlace annual summit. 

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April 7, 2016


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.

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