Expanding opportunities in America’s cities
November 14, 2018
Kids and cops play beach volleyball together as a community festival with local crafts, foods and activities swirl around them. Milwaukee neighborhoods reconnect to one another with a trail corridor of safe, culturally significant public gathering places. Returning citizens in Philadelphia shred...
November 15, 2018
Director Bruce Millan with Detroit Repertory Theatre stage in background

"We’ve been a symbol ... for our orientation, for fighting racism and for the power of diversity," says artistic director Bruce Millan.

Photo by Ryan Southen

When the Detroit Repertory Theatre last saw a new artistic director, the president of the United States was Dwight Eisenhower. It was the year that the Soviet Union launched Sputnik, the first artificial satellite; the year that West Side Story debuted on...
November 15, 2018
Leah Smith and Bruce Millan of Detroit Rep

Leah Smith and Bruce Millan: Her goal is a smooth transition to ensure the theater's around "for the generations ahead."

Photo by Ryan Southen

Detroit Repertory Theatre – a progressive, one-of-a-kind institution – is preparing for its first new director in its 61 years with a $500,000 fundraising campaign to support the transition and the theater’s ongoing operations. The Kresge Foundation...

Kresge President and CEO Rip Rapson sent a letter to Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen opposing the Trump administration’s proposed...

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2018
November 8, 2018
For advocates at the second convening of the Kresge Environment Program’s Climate Resilient and Equitable Water Systems (CREWS) initiative, Atlanta’s Flint River might well be a metaphor for their work in communities across the U.S. The once-natural river is channeled into concrete tubes below the...
Reports

This report documents the first year of Fostering Urban Equitable Leadership (FUEL), a capacity-building program for grantees launched in 2016 by Kresge's...

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2018
FAQs

Answers to frequently asked questions about The Kresge Foundation Human Services Program's revised strategic direction adopted in 2018. 

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2018
Speeches

Remarks delivered by Ariel Simon, vice president, chief program and strategy officer of The Kresge Foundation, as he accepted the...

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2018
November 1, 2018
Metropolitan Detroit artists are invited to apply for a 2019 Kresge Artist Fellowship. Fellowships are funded by The Kresge Foundation and administered by Kresge Arts in Detroit at the College for Creative Studies . These are the key dates: Thursday, Nov. 1: Application guide available Friday, Nov...