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Kresge announces $2.5M in new grant support to combat COVID-19 crisis

September 24, 2020

Kresge’s COVID-related grant investments total an estimated $14M The Kresge Foundation announced today a sixth round of grantmaking commitments – totaling nearly $2.5 million – to support nonprofits confronting the COVID-19 crisis. Since April, Kresge has granted approximately $14 million to organizations combatting the negative effects of the pandemic. Kresge…

Cultivating Community Across the Country

September 24, 2020

Findings from a Multi-year Evaluation of the National Fresh, Local, and Equitable Initiative In the report “Cultivating Community Across the Country,” social sector consulting group Learning for Action shares the findings from its independent evaluation of The Kresge Foundation’s Fresh, Local & Equitable (FreshLo) Initiative. FreshLo is a grantmaking initiative that seeks to improve access…

Suzanne Shank

Suzanne Shank is CEO of Siebert Williams Shank & Co., LLC (SWS), the nation’s top ranked minority and woman owned (MWBE) investment bank. Prior to forming SWS through a merger in 2019, she was CEO of Siebert Cisneros Shank, LLC, a firm she co-founded in 1996, which grew to become the…

Michael Barr

Michael Barr is the Joan and Sanford Weill Dean of the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy, the Frank Murphy Collegiate Professor of Public Policy, the Roy F. and Jean Humphrey Proffitt Professor of Law at the University of Michigan Law School. He is the founder and faculty director of U-M’s…

Wendy Kuhn

Wendy Kuhn is a program team assistant at The Kresge Foundation, providing administrative support for the Education Program. She joined the foundation in 2020. Previously, Wendy served as an executive assistant at the world headquarters of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles. She has also held positions with First American Title and General…

BASED convening explores need for more affordable housing, creating resident-centered approaches to redevelopment

September 23, 2020

As part of the Building and Supporting Equitable Development (BASED) initiative, Kresge’s Arts & Culture Program hosted grantees and community partners from across the country for the “BASED Virtual Convening: Arts, Culture and Affordable Housing” on September 14. Attendees engaged in an interactive discussion about affordable housing, which has surfaced as…

Kresge welcomes two new members to foundation’s Board of Trustees

September 21, 2020

I’m pleased to share that two new trustees, investment banker Suzanne Shank and finance scholar Michael Barr, have joined The Kresge Foundation board. We could not be more humbled by their experience, their expertise, and their dedication to public service. Their work and influence have taken them into cities across…

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