American Cities, Arts & Culture, Detroit, Education, Environment, Health, Human Services, Social Investment Practice
Kresge’s 2019 annual report Inside Out & Outside In traces the foundation’s journey to center equity—especially racial equity—in all the foundation does. In 2019, Kresge adopted equity as its sixth organizational value, alongside creativity, opportunity, respect, partnership and stewardship. Throughout 2019, Kresge staff dug deep, acknowledging that any meaningful advancement of equity outside foundation walls begins with internal transformation and a commitment to be transformed by its partners — a never-ending dialectic of Inside Out & Outside In. This report includes stories from 13 Kresge partners and letters from our leadership that explore the equity theme.