Expanding opportunities in America’s cities
February 25, 2015
Kresge’s Health Program has refined its grantmaking strategy to reflect external changes, like the ongoing implementation of the Affordable Care Act, and lessons learned through the activities funded over the past several years. “We’re more persuaded than ever that the right place to focus is on...
February 26, 2015
Kresge’s Arts and Culture Program has expanded its grant opportunity for cross-sector, cross-disciplinary efforts under a new theme of Strong, Healthy Places. The program will support cross-sector (public, private) and cross-disciplinary (health, environment, human services, education, and...
February 19, 2015
Community colleges stand as the only or the last chance for millions of students, but too few of those students actually earn a post-secondary credential. Of students who started a public, two-year college in 2006, only about 36 percent had obtained a credential by 2012. A new report, “ Community...
February 12, 2015
Kresge reminds friends and partners that it’s easy to stay connected with the foundation via emailed news alerts, social media and RSS. These channels provide news and information about any new grant opportunities, refinements in program goals and about the activities of Kresge-supported nonprofit...
February 11, 2015
On Feb. 10, 2015, Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan delivered his first State of the City address at the historic Redford Theatre. Kresge Foundation President Rip Rapson offers this commentary and analysis. It was uplifting and sobering to hear Mayor Mike Duggan’s State of the City address last night...
February 10, 2015
First-generation low-income college students with children have a better chance of attaining educational goals and escaping poverty when the needs of parent and child are addressed through coordinated services, according to a report from the Aspen Institute ’s Ascend . Those students and their...
January 29, 2015
Groundbreaking textile artist Ruth Adler Schnee has been named the 2015 Kresge Eminent Artist. Schnee’s eye and imagination have brought colorful, abstract textiles and designs into personal, commercial and civic spaces in the post-World War II era. From living rooms, fitting rooms and hospital...
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January 13, 2015
The Center for Community Development Investments at the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco focuses on creative placemaking in the newest issue of its journal Community Development Investment Review. The themed issue includes articles by experts in multiple disciplines, all addressing the...
January 8, 2015
Seven Community Development Financial Institutions will receive grants for efforts that integrate arts, culture and creativity into community revitalization work. The Kresge and Surdna foundations will provide a total of $1.35 million over two years to the seven community lenders. The grants will...