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Practicing what we preach: Measuring the performance of our green building

August 30, 2012

Given The Kresge Foundation’s commitment to conservation and renewable energy, we commissioned an assessment of the environmental performance of our headquarters to explore to what extent it conserves resources and how might we improve its functioning. We learned a few things that we can share with others. When we chose…

The Kresge Foundation Office Complex

August 30, 2012

An analysis of The Kresge Foundation headquarters’ performance in areas such as water and energy use, air quality and thermal comfort, conducted by the Center for the Built Environment at the University of California Berkeley.

New office puts Kresge’s Detroit Program team at the heart of the city’s revitalization

July 26, 2012

The opening provides opportunity to show off the city and reinforce the Re-Imagining Detroit framework and partnerships. The Kresge Foundation has joined the wave of organizations renovating and re-using office, retail and other space in Detroit. The national philanthropy recently completed the renovation of a 2,500-square-foot office in the city’s…

2012 Kresge Artist Fellows highlight culturally ‘rich environment’ of metro Detroit

June 28, 2012

$600,000 in fellowships to Detroit area literary and performing artists Two dozen Metropolitan Detroit literary and performing artists have been awarded Kresge Artist Fellowships for 2012. Each of the 24 fellowships includes an unrestricted prize of $25,000, rewarding creative vision and commitment to excellence within a wide range of artistic…

Study documents need to account for low-income communities in planning transit

June 19, 2012

The development of light-rail transit systems in U.S. cities represents a positive step toward reducing urban sprawl and traffic congestion and revitalizing inner-city neighborhoods. A recent research report by PolicyLink finds light rail also generates new jobs for residents and creates compact, walkable communities centered around transportation. However, carefully designed…

2011 Audited Financial Statements

June 13, 2012

The full set of audited financial statements for the year ended Dec. 31, 2011. (2012). The Kresge Foundation. In addition: 2011 Annual Tax Return, Form 990-PF Readers Guide to the 2011 Form 990-PF

Kresge president discusses findings from Center for Effective Philanthropy’s grantee perception report

April 23, 2012

A recent Center for Effective Philanthropy report finds nonprofit organizations much more positive about The Kresge Foundation than a few years ago. The Center for Effective Philanthropy’s Grantee Perception Report ranked The Kresge Foundation higher in understanding of fields, communities, and organizations; clarity of written guidelines and program goals; and…

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