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Genise Singleton promoted to lead Kresge Grants Management function

General Foundation News

Genise T. Singleton has been named director of Grants Management at The Kresge Foundation. Singleton joined the foundation in 1995 and most recently served as manager of the department, which was previously named Program Operations and Information Management. The department has been renamed to better align with nonprofit sector nomenclature and to provide clarity to internal and external partners.

In her expanded role, Singleton will lead the Grants Management team to further align internal processes, ensure compliance, manage data systems and provide principled grantmaking and social investments support. In 2019, Kresge’s Grants Management team supported the execution of more than 650 grants and 9 social investment transactions totaling more than $200 million.

“Genise has demonstrated deep care for her fellow teammates and has served as a solid champion of Kresge’s values,” said Kresge President & CEO, Rip Rapson. “She also has strong grants management expertise, is fully committed to the profession, and exhibits a continuous improvement mindset that will fuel innovation within Kresge and across the sector.”

Singleton has a deep interest in how data can be used to advance the work of the nonprofit sector and is a member of several philanthropic affinity groups that seek to advance the art and science of the grantmaking profession.

A Detroit, Michigan, native, she earned a bachelor’s degree in English from Marygrove College and served on its alumni board, as well as on the boards of several other nonprofits.