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2020 annual report report on Kresge’s racial justice grantmaking available now

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‘Our Common Purpose’ highlights longstanding commitment to racial justice and showcases partners’ response to a tumultuous year through video stories

The Kresge Foundation’s 2020 Annual Report, “Our Common Purpose: Centering Racial Justice in Kresge’s Work,” is out today and acknowledges that expanding opportunity in America’s cities cannot happen without racial justice – the overturning of structures that perpetuate systems of racial oppression and exclusion; and the elevation of solutions coming from Black, Indigenous and People of Color and their communities.

With illustrations emphasizing an aspirational vision of what a world with true racial justice would look like – full of light and a supportive, beloved community – Kresge’s digital report illuminates Kresge’s longstanding dedication to racial justice grantmaking and social investing through its place-based and national work – Our Common Purpose with partners.

Through eight video stories, told by Kresge partners, the report highlights how grantees and investees have responded to the renewed energy, commitment and growth coming out of the racial justice movement of the past year.

Complementing these grantee and investee video stories, the report also includes an essay from Kresge Board Chair Elaine Rosen, reflecting on her nearly two decades of service on the Kresge Board of Trustees, and how she has seen equity move indisputably to the center of the foundation and its work. A letter from Kresge President & CEO Rip Rapson emphasizes how Kresge’s resolve to upend the systems that perpetuate racism is both longstanding and still evolving and growing and at the very core of the foundation’s mission and approach.

See the whole report, watch the video stories, and learn more about Our Common Purpose and Kresge’s commitment to racial justice at : https://racialjustice.kresge.org/.
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