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2014 Kresge Artist Fellows reflect Detroit’s vibrant artistic communities

June 26, 2014

Eighteen from tri-county area receive $25,000 awards for artistic vision, creative excellence. Seventeen metropolitan Detroit artists and one collective have been awarded Kresge Artist Fellowships for 2014. Each of the 18 fellowships, for artists working in dance/music and a new theater/film category, includes an unrestricted prize of $25,000 to reward…

New thinking is transforming Detroit

June 25, 2014

In public transit, in entrepreneurialism and in land use, The Kresge Foundation and its partners are using a different kind of thinking to help Detroit re-imagine its future. (Remarks at the Clinton Global Initiative America 2014 conference’s “Local Laboratories: Equitable Transformation in America’s Communities” session.) Detroit. It’s a word that…

2013 Audited Financial Statements

June 13, 2014

The full set of audited financial statements for the year ended Dec. 31, 2013. (2014). The Kresge Foundation. In addition: 2013 Annual Tax Return, Form 990-PF Readers Guide to the 2013 Form 990-PF

Public Health 2030: A Scenario Exploration

June 10, 2014

Public health officials and organizations across the country have joined with the Institute for Alternative Futures to consider likely public health challenges and opportunities arising over the next 15 years.The Public Health 2030 project includes recommendations for ensuring public health agencies are able to fulfill their missions despite projected increases…

Student Access and Success: Issues and Interventions in South African Universities

May 21, 2014

Low rates of access and success in post-secondary education are arguably the single biggest challenge facing South Africa’s public education system. The system is failing to meet the educational needs of young people, a growing economy and a rapidly changing society. Black students, particularly those from poor backgrounds are deeply…

2013 Kresge Foundation annual report

April 7, 2014

The report details the foundation’s grantmaking in 2013, covering 316 awards totaling $122 million, with $128 million paid out over the course of the year. It also reports on the activities of the foundation’s Social Investment Practice, which made commitments totaling $17.7 million in 2013. The report illustrates the combination…

The Great Cost Shift Continues: State Higher Education Funding After the Recession

April 2, 2014

In a little more than two decades, the United States has developed a debt-for-college-diploma system. States disinvested in higher education during economic downturns without restoring funding during times of economic expansion. Low- and middle-income households, at the same time, have experienced stagnant or declining income. Students increasingly use loans to…

At What Cost? How Student Debt Reduces Lifetime Wealth

April 2, 2014

Although the emergence of higher education’s debt-for-diploma system is well documented, the impact of that debt on individuals, households and society has not been adequately explored. This Kresge-supported study finds that over a lifetime of employment and saving, $53,000 in education debt leads to a household wealth loss of nearly…

A toast to Kresge Eminent Artist Bill Rauhauser

March 27, 2014

Shooting Detroit’s lunch counters and auto shows, parks and grocery stores – decisive moment by decisive moment, Bill Rauhauser captured his times, and our city, for eternity. (Remarks at an event at the Detroit Institute of Arts honoring The Kresge Foundation’s 2014 Eminent Artist.) Delivered on March 24 at a…

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