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Renowned artist, educator and urban planner Theaster Gates to serve as advisory consultant for Marygrove campus planning

December 8, 2020

Furthering its commitment to engage residents, creative practitioners and community advocates in an equitable Marygrove campus planning and neighborhood recovery process, The Kresge Foundation has announced a new partnership between Theaster Gates Studio and the Marygrove Conservancy. As part of the Foundation’s $30 million pledge in new grant funding to…

Kresge awards more than $1 million in grant funding to support Equitable Food Oriented Development efforts in eight cities

December 8, 2020

Through an equity-based process designed and led by the Equitable Food Oriented Development (EFOD) Collaborative, the Kresge Foundation has awarded $1.065 million in grant funding to eight organizations that are building Equitable Food Oriented Development projects in their communities. Equitable Food Oriented Development is a development strategy that uses food…

Detroit Black Community Food Security Network Inc

Q&A: Seattle Housing Authority’s Jen Song shares how arts and culture drive community building among public housing residents  

December 8, 2020

In late November, The Kresge Foundation unveiled $30 million in grant commitments to advance racial justice. This investment marked a pivotal institutional milestone, underscoring Kresge’s belief that to expand opportunity in America’s cities, the Foundation must invest directly& and strategically in community-based efforts that address systemic racism and inequality. This…

ULI report “Firebreak” explores strategies to help communities survive deadly wildfires  

December 1, 2020

In 2020, the U.S. had its worst wildfire season on record with more than 8 million acres engulfed in flames, dozens killed and untold billions in property losses. With support from the Island Press Urban Resilience Project, the Urban Land Institute has released a new report, “Firebreak: Wildfire Resilience Strategies for Real Estate,” exploring best…

Public Health Messaging Across the Political Divide in the Time of COVID

November 23, 2020

In a politically polarized environment, effectively communicating about public health challenges and interventions is essential to public health practice and implementing public health policies that keep the community safe. In “Public Health Messaging Across the Political Divide in the Time of COVID,” presenters discuss the Moral Foundations Theory of Dr.…

2020 CREWS Convening grantee resources

November 23, 2020

The Kresge Foundation hosted the 4th Annual CREWS (Climate Resilient & Equitable Water Systems) Convening November 12 and November 19, 2020. The two-day virtual event brought together nearly 100 grantees and partners who represent the 33 nonprofit organizations funded through the CREWS initiative. Attendees engaged in a series of panel…

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