Expanding opportunities in America’s cities
January 2, 2013
COLUMBUS, Ohio ­– A pilot project in Ohio shows that combining assisted living with services for low-income seniors saves the state government $73.08 per person per day in Medicaid costs over living in a nursing facility. That number comes from a recently completed study by Health...
December 27, 2012
The Kresge Foundation is investing $3.8 million on a comprehensive effort to eliminate environmental and safety hazards and address the underlying causes of dangerous or unhealthy homes. The effort builds on a 2009 healthy housing initiative to reduce childhood lead poisoning in low-income housing...
December 11, 2012
Kresge’s Human Services Program team recently gathered about 30 partners to discuss opportunities for strengthening the sector so it can better help low-income people enter the economic mainstream. The gathering in Washington followed the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities ’ annual...
November 27, 2012
As New York City and neighboring areas continue to cope with the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, many have a new appreciation for the impact of severe weather and rising sea levels. The city was already a leader in thinking about the effects of climate change and its own role in reducing the...
November 20, 2012
Nonprofit organizations in the New Orleans metropolitan area rallied to assist area residents after Hurricane Katrina in 2005 and the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill in 2010. Now these safety-net providers face an uncertain future. A new study finds that the prolonged economic recession, higher...
November 8, 2012
Kresge Foundation President Rip Rapson on Friday presented the foundation’s 2012 Eminent Artist with a commemorative monograph celebrating her life and work. Kresge Eminent Artist Naomi Long Madgett received the monograph at a celebration at the Detroit Opera House. The 96-page publication...
November 8, 2012
Later this month, Kresge’s Education Program will end its practice of accepting unsolicited proposals for financial support. The decision is based on a review of the number of unsolicited proposals that are eventually funded. “While the idea of an open door is appealing, the reality is...
October 18, 2012
Detroit's first festival of light and art transformed the city’s Midtown district into exhibition space for two evenings Oct. 5 and 6. Despite a rainy opening night, thousands took in Dlectricity , an event featuring 35 projects by local and international artists. Inspired by light...
October 15, 2012
More than a dozen states will participate in an initiative to help students who have transferred from community colleges to four-year institutions complete their associate degrees. In some states, 70 to 90 percent of students make the move to four-year colleges and universities before earning two-...
October 10, 2012
The Kresge Foundation has awarded two-year grants to 66 arts and cultural organizations in the Detroit metropolitan area. The grants totaling $4.2 million were made by Kresge’s Detroit Program, which invests in efforts to create long-term economic opportunity that advances social equity,...