Issues of the weekly newsletter News From The Kresge Foundation, containing information about funding initiatives, events, research and our work to expand opportunity in America’s cities.
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Featured items: Exploring new models of community ownership; CMF panel on how we should think about climate change; how leaner, greener energy system improves community health; elevating artists as community health workers; DEI communications case study, webinar available now; Live6 Alliance market for small businesses; summer internships available; recent grant award: Next River.
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Featured items: New resource offers tools to help families realize economic success; Request for proposals: Fresno Community Development Landscape Analysis; Dreaming Out Loud creates economic opportunity, equitable food system; Nashville Flex on how post-secondary education needs to pivot to better serve part-time students; integrating DEI and racial equity into communications work; recent grant award: The BUILD Health Challenge.
Featured items: $2M grant to Amplify Fund aims to shift power, resources to BIPOC communities; new toolkit helps local governments protect renters while cutting greenhouse gas emissions; Kresge Artist Fellowship, Gilda Award applications open; voucher program approaches housing through a health lens; recent social investment commitment: Collective Energy Company.
Featured items: Environmental Health Coalition advances transit solutions that benefit community, climate; Kresge Investment Director honored for her commitment to DEI; Kresge Innovative Projects: Detroit Plus (KIP:D+) grant applications open; EBALDC uses arts, culture in community development; recent grant award: Emerald Cities Collaborative.
Featured items: Using urban agriculture to promote neighborhood revitalization; Stanford Social Innovation Review article on health and housing equity; report on enrollment and retention declines among men of color in community colleges; job openings at Kresge; recent grant award: Race Forward.
Featured items: 2022 Audience Survey launches; report on advancing climate resilience at essential hospitals; guide on how to use evaluation and learning to advance equity; EFOD webinar to address critical financing gaps in food systems and community controlled funding; recent grant award: Civic Nation.
Featured items: $1.1M in grants awarded to support housing, health equity; $1.8M Equitable Building Electrification Fund; Arts & Culture Program resource on creating healthier places with art and artists; Green 2.0 voters of color poll on climate change; Kresge in the Field; recent grant award: Fair Elections Center.
Featured items: $7M in social investments will accelerate a just energy transition; Detroit Reinvestment Index 2022 Report: A measure of Detroit’s comeback; how colleges are helping help students experiencing food and housing insecurity; webinar on how to effectively frame public health messaging; recent grant award: Women’s Foundation of Colorado.
Featured items: Marygrove partners celebrate opening of elementary school, elevate P-20 cradle-to-career model; using arts and culture to improve community health; trauma-informed community engagement toolkit; Live6 Alliance spotlights pioneering Black-owned women’s clothier; recent grant award: National Council of Urban Indian Health.
Featured items: Philanthropy & The City: Kresge Board Chair Cecilia Muñoz on using federal resources equitably; new fund aims to transform food procurement practices for communities of color; Request for proposals: Memphis Community Health Ecosystem landscape scan; putting equity at the center of educational policy; Race to Lead Survey on race and leadership; recent grant award: Junebug Productions.
Featured items: Disability Justice: Unlearning Ableism webinar; Investing in Diverse Fund Managers report; RSVP for Philanthropy & The City episode 5 with Cecilia Muñoz; Health Program Officer Erica Brown’s commentary on centering racial justice to address climate change; Marygrove Early Education Center wins international architecture award; recent social investment commitment: BlocPower.
Featured items: Public Service Loan Forgiveness Webinar Replay available now; recommended reading and listening list for National Hispanic Heritage month; Philanthropy & The City episode with Jackson Mayor Lumumba premieres; updated COVID-19 booster dose messaging, toolkit; recent grant award: Oklahoma Native Assets Coalition.
Featured items: RSVPs open for Philanthropy & The City with Jackson, Miss. Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba; 2022 Kresge Eminent Artist Olayami Dabls monograph release; eight individuals and organizations recognized for advancing water equity; Racial Equity Exploration and Discovery (REED) partners Q&A; Kresge in the News; recent grant award: Partnership for Southern Equity.
Featured items: Kresge launches Thrive Leaders Network to support BIPOC leaders with $500K grant; Philanthropy & The City episode 3 with Daniella Levine Cava premieres; EPIC report on the need to invest in America’s onsite wastewater treatment systems; new framework for funding narrative change; creative solutions for aging infrastructure, water equity and climate change.
A special look at our work in New Orleans: How our partners are working to advance social and economic mobility; recommended reading and listening list; Resilience Force creates pathways to recovery rooted in equity; Cowen Institute expands college and career counseling collaboratives; Operation Restoration supports formerly incarcerated women; Regeneration annual report video: Water Wise Gulf South; recent grant award: Sankofa Community Development Corp.
Featured items: Commentary on the impact of the student debt relief and Public Service Loan Forgiveness programs; RSVPs open for Philanthropy & The City episode featuring Daniella Levine Cava; lessons from Miami-Dade County on advancing climate resilience, health equity; new Investment Office staff members, promotion; Regeneration annual report video: Saint Rest Baptist Church and Fresno Metro Ministry; recent grant award: Veterans Education Success.
Featured items: Kresge welcomes new Board Trustee Saunteel Jenkins; Episode 2: Philanthropy & The City 2022 with Fred Blackwell premieres; Education Fellow Joselin Cisneros shares her immigration journey; Disability Inclusion Resource Guide released; Regeneration annual report video: Center for Cultural Innovation’s AmbitioUS; recent grant award: Jazz From Detroit documentary.
Featured items: NYC Dept. of Probation partners with Carnegie Hall to reimagine community justice; Philanthropy & The City Episode 2 featuring Fred Blackwell RSVPs open; new report examines emissions and health impacts from peaker power plants; summer intern profile; Regeneration annual report video: Detroit Hispanic Development Corp.; recent grant award: Wing Luke Museum of the Asian Pacific American Experience.
Featured items: Philanthropy & The City 2022 series Episode 1: Cisneros, Rapson discuss the role of mayors in shaping cities; climate crisis and federal legislation commentary; lessons from a rebranding journey; Q&A on protecting tenants’ rights; summer intern profile; Regeneration annual report video: Dr. Rashida Crutchfield’s CalState study; recent grant award: Big Cities Health Coalition.
Featured items: New Economic Opportunity Coalition to invest billions in underserved communities; Smart Growth America’s Equity Forum tackles cultural displacement; shifts in climate solutions news coverage; summer intern profile; Regeneration annual report video: Yuma County Public Health Dept.; recent grant award: Center for Employment Opportunities.
Featured items: New five-part video series on philanthropy and urban leadership hosted by Kresge’s Rip Rapson set to launch in August; news coverage of housing, health and equity; Q&A with National Council of Urban Indian Health CEO; summer intern profiles; Regeneration annual report video: People’s Prosperity Guaranteed Income; recent social investment commitment: Michigan Saves.
Featured items: Kresge President Rip Rapson’s drawings help to create visual roadmaps to change; Local Infrastructure Hub unveils tools, resources for city leaders; BlocPower’s electrification project in Ithaca; summer intern profile; Regeneration annual report video: Greenprint Partners; recent grant award: Swipe Out Hunger.
Featured items: Commentary on the Supreme Court decision overturning Roe vs. Wade; VP and Chief Investment Officer Rob Manilla retires; Centering Equity and Justice in Climate Philanthropy article; 2022 Kresge Artist Fellows and Gilda Award winners announced; recent grant award: Global Detroit.
Featured items: Twenty-eight new Kresge Innovative Projects: Detroit Plus grant awards announced; reflections on the impact of Pell Grants; Vincent Chin 40th Remembrance and Rededication reflections; new Ebiara development fund in Detroit launches; strengthening BOOST partnerships to support family economic mobility; recent grant award: Environmental Leadership Program.
Featured items: Three exemplary Kresge trustees retire; Cowen Institute receives grant to expand college counseling collaboratives; Pride Month and Immigrant Heritage Month reading/podcast list; ARPA, infrastructure funding webinar registration; Kresge welcomes summer interns; recent grant award: Native American Community Development Institute.
Featured items: Health Program requests info on innovative ways to achieve equitable community health ecosystems; promoting equity through ARPA implementation report; Detroit Arts Support initiative general operating support grants; Kresge’s Bill Moses appointed to Board of Advisors on Historically Black Colleges and Universities; recent grant award: Fresnoland.
Featured items: Health Program requests letters of intent to serve as national program office for ELPH initiative; engaging artists and community voices in infrastructure planning op-ed; resident agency and affordable housing guide; Vincent Chin 40th remembrance and rededication events; recent social investment commitment: Edquity.
Featured items: Webinar on the Health Program’s new strategy and approach to advancing health equity; new Kresge Investment Director; Follow the Money 2022 webinar on ARPA, infrastructure funds; Trustee celebrates re-dedication of Oakland University’s Kresge Library; recent grant award: National Domestic Workers Alliance.
Featured items: Kresge’s climate change funding to BIPOC-led organizations more than triples in ten years; new hub launches to support cities seeking federal infrastructure funding; investment puts $2.5M at play for nonprofits to do green energy upgrades; commentary on use of racist ideology and the massacre in Buffalo; recent grant award: The Hive Fund for Climate and Gender Justice
Featured items: New report highlights removing systemic barriers to higher education and degree completion; students share their high school experience amid a pandemic in audio diary series; White-Newsome appointed to White House CEQ; $13M investment in Inclusive Prosperity Capital; recent grant award: Bread for the City Inc.
Featured items: BUILD Health Challenge accepting applications for new health equity cohort; high school grads reflect on their experiences in celebration of College Signing Day; Vincent Chin 40th Remembrance & Rededication events; commentary on Detroit bankruptcy documentary and the city’s future; recent grant award: Education Trust Inc.
Featured items: Field guide launches to support foundations with centering equity in learning and evaluation; groundbreaking for Detroit Food Commons; case study on community resilience amid COVID-19 pandemic; Detroit bankruptcy documentary fosters discussions 8 years after events; webinar on reimaging with community.
Featured items: Earth Day 2022: Solutions Project accelerates, scales and strengthens frontline climate solutions; people of color are essential to saving our planet, social media takeover planned; Kresge’s Zenna Elhasan named to notable corporate counsel list; new resource offers insights for protecting public health; recent grant award: Center for Cultural Innovation.
Featured items: Operation Restoration founder supports formerly incarcerated women facing barriers; Climate pledge creates $100M funding baseline for BIPOC-led organizations; virtual celebration of Kresge Eminent Artist Olayami Dabls; Kresge Trustee inducted into Modern Healthcare/ACHE Hall of Fame; recent grant award: #UPTheVote901.
Featured items: What philanthropy can do to help federal funds land equitably; National Public Health commentary series on making communities healthier and safer for all; Latino Health Access tenant counselors; tax proposal considers raising taxes on undeveloped land, cutting rates for homes; public park advocacy organization begins work in Detroit.
Featured items: $1M in grants to expand student civic engagement and fight voter suppression; study identifies promising solutions for youth homelessness; tribute to Detroit Symphony Orchestra’s Anne Parsons: Detroit Future study on solutions for Detroit mortgage woes and homeownership decline.
Featured items: Webinar explores how to advance accurate narratives about race, poverty and mobility; Equitable Food Oriented Development Collaborative award $1M in grants; report analyzes federal spending to improve water quality and public health; communication, collaboration key to successful pandemic response in Yuma County, Ariz.; new brief shares practices for making economic development more inclusive.
Featured items: How one city is leveraging ARPA funds for public spaces; $1.6M in grants awarded to reduce stormwater impact, improve water quality; new feature introduces curated reading lists; The BUILD Health Challenge commentary; 2021 Kresge Artist Fellows film debut.
Featured items: Welcome to Kresge’s new board chair, Cecilia Muñoz; American Rescue Plan Act one year later; Vincent Chin 40th Remembrance & Rededication; Fresno Housing Authority investment; health institutions as anchors for community health and resilience.
Featured items: Reimagining American cities with a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity; new Social Investment Practice Portfolio Manager; love and appreciation for HBCUs; commentary on Judge Kentanji Brown Jackson’s nomination; 2021 Eminent Artist Shirley Woodson on CBS
Featured items: Kresge’s racial justice support in Detroit, Memphis and Fresno; disability inclusion and justice; International Economic Development Council’s Equitable Economic Development playbook; impact investing and decisions after closing; Black History Month events
Featured items: Health Program focus on community-driven solutions ; Local Government ARPA Investment Tracker; Environment’s equity work featured in Inside Philanthropy; commentary on new CFSEM President Ric DeVore; Kresge in the news.
Featured items: Calls to support Building Performance Standards Coalition; two new Kresge newsletters set to launch; health care and community development; commentary on the leadership of New Economy Initiative’s Pam Lewis; Kresge in the field.
Featured items: Black History Month events; Education Program 2022 priorities; National Endowment for the Arts Chair Maria Rosario Jackson interview; Kresge Arts in Detroit Virtual Artist Salon series; Kresge job openings.
Featured items: 2022 Kresge Eminent Artist announced; Building Standards Coalition to support energy-efficient buildings; $3.75B in unclaimed financial aid could be tapped by improving FAFSA completion; COVID-19 testing messaging; climate change giving report.
Featured items: Kresge Operations staff promotions; Q&A on health equity with Dr. Nafissa Cisse Egbuonye, director of the Black Hawk County Public Health Department; Marygrove receives $57M in funding; Climate Funders Justice Pledge; arts & culture case studies.
Featured items: New Kresge program staff & promotions; reflections from the FreshLo initiative; collective power in Creative Placemaking; grant deadlines for KIP:D+ and Kresge Arts in Detroit Artist Fellowships; Kresge in the News.
Featured items: Groundbreaking pilot program to settle student debt and release stranded credits; webinar on communicating with science deniers; Spending for Equity webinar series; impact investing podcast; Childhood Tax Credit campaign.
Featured items: Kresge names new board chair; building strong connections across Programs and Social Investment; protecting tenants’ housing, health; Kresge summer internships available; six social investments supporting Marygrove transformation.
Featured items: Role of philanthropy in ensuring infrastructure funds land equitably; modernizing the public health system; grantee efforts in post-Hurricane Ida New Orleans; Creative Placemaking impact; former Kresge five-and-dime store is now grantee’s neighborhood hub; funding communities of color to combat climate change.
Featured items: New Health Program focus area; Evaluation for community impact; Kresge Arts in Detroit Artist Fellowship application period opens; FreshLo hub in Denver’s Montbello neighborhood; current job openings.
Featured items: Responding to the COVID-19 eviction crisis; what impact investors need to know about the Infrastructure bill; arts & culture roundtable; Miami Workers Center seeks to strengthen tenant protections; Kresge in the News.
Featured items: $2.5 million in CoPro2.0 grants; KIP:D+ applications open; commentary highlights Public Health Thank You Day; Island Press virtual roundtable; next Spending with Equity webinar from Shared Prosperity Partnership open for RSVPs now
Featured items: $1M grant funds sustainability clinic; artists advancing racial healing; Kresge’s Jackson and Shank land on Most Influential Women list; service-enriched affordable housing; lessons from early childhood education series.
Featured items: UN Climate Change Conference; affordable healthy housing projects; Eminent Artist Shirley Woodson honored; Crain’s 40 Under 40; innovative approach to finding lead in water lines.
Featured items: Detroit Program expands to deepen work on housing, health and racial justice; COVID-19 Equity Investment Guide; American Rescue Plan Act funds for cities; art, justice and youth incarceration; combatting climate change.
Featured items: Health Program Managing Director named to CDC committee; audience survey; SP2 Spending for Equity webinar on identifying federal funds; Social Investment Practice booklet; free training on protecting restaurant diners and workers.
Featured items: Green infrastructure and anti-flooding projects in New Orleans; affordable housing in Hawaii; We-Making arts and culture webinar; boys of color and education; Kresge in the field.
Featured items: Kresge consultant Maria Rosario Jackson nominated for NEA Chair; school meals and education during COVID-19 report; Michigan’s bold investment in early childhood; Detroit Homecoming panels explore American Rescue Plan Act, wealth gaps; Kresge in the News
Featured items: 2021 Kresge Eminent Artist Shirley Woodson monograph available; Hispanic/Latinx Heritage Month; Social Investment Practice overview webinar; SP2 webinar on identifying and tracking federal funds for inclusive recovery; regional public transit and the return of Detroit’s QLINE.
Featured items: Hispanic/Latinx Heritage Month grantee spotlight: CLUES; Marygrove Early Education Center grand opening; American Rescue Plan Act funding webinar; CEO panel on grants management; commentary: Detroit & the Census.
Featured items: Investment Office staff changes; Hispanic/Latinx Heritage Month; Marygrove Early Education Center grand opening; public health ebook; the poets behind the We the 100 Million film; Shirley Woodson Eminent Artist monograph, exhibits.
Featured items: CEO Panel: Grants Professionals as Change Agents for Operationalizing Equity; new Detroit Program Officer; Notable LGBTQ in Business; Marygrove Early Education Center opens for first day of school for students; social investing webinar.
Featured items: Commentary on Hurricane Ida, New Orleans and climate change; potential impacts of the infrastructure bill; climate-smart health care; higher education resources for adult learners; job openings at Kresge.
Featured items: Webinar series on using federal funds to create inclusive economies; new Human Services Senior Fellow; Environmental Health Nurse Fellowship program; college op/ed; tributes to retiring Detroit leaders: Dr. Antoine Garibaldi and Hassan Jaber.
Featured items: National survey seeks to assess the pandemic’s effects on nonprofits; report on equitable funding for safe drinking water; ‘2Gen’ approach to building family well-being video; Detroit Neighborhoods Day; Kresge & partners in the News.
Featured items: Commentary on the U.N. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report; Social Investment Practice webinar on impact investing tools; public health vaccine messaging; job openings at Kresge; racial justice grantee profile: African American Alliance of CDFI CEOs.
Featured items: Climate-driven disasters are public health emergencies threatening us all; report on inequitable exposure to urban heat islands; remembrance of U.S. Senator Carl Levin; Theaster Gates visits Detroit’s Marygrove campus; virtual summer intern Q&A; racial justice grantee profile: Latino Memphis.
Featured items: New coalition formed to modernize the U.S. public health system; Hamtramck Stadium renovation; Education Program Officer Ashley Johnson Q&A; virtual summer intern Q&A; racial justice grantee profile: Detroit Black Community Food Security Network.
Featured items: Memphis Medical District Investment Fund launches; CoPro 2.0 funding opportunity webinar; grantee rebranding process; ELPH and public health leader Patty Hayes reflects on her career; virtual summer intern Q&A; racial justice grantee profile: Climate and Clean Energy Equity Fund.
Featured items: New Environment Program staff; model for integrating health and human services systems; Saving Power of Community Creativity report; virtual summer intern Q&A; racial justice grantee profile: APIA Scholars.
Featured items: New report offers recommendations on addressing dangerous heat waves; 2021 Corporate Award for Marygrove P-20 project; podcast on investing in grantee leadership and equity; Kresge Artist Fellows award celebration; Inyathelo partnership celebrates 15-years; racial justice grantee profile: Detroit Justice Center.
Featured items: New College Promise funding opportunity: CoPro2.0; 2021 Kresge Artist Fellows and Gilda Awards named; $2M student success grant to the National Institute of Student Success at Georgia State; Investment Director Venus Phillips honored; racial justice grantee profile: Shooting Without Bullets.
Featured items: Community Violence Intervention Collaborative promotes safety and justice; Kresge staff updates; economic equity in Detroit; New Orleans Community Development Organization Fund; Pride Month commentary; racial justice partner profile: The Power Coalition.
Kresge 2020 Annual Report ‘Our Common Purpose.’ This year’s report on centering racial justice in Kresge’s work explores stories of eight grantee partners and their work to dismantle structural racism in all its facets through organizing, advocacy, power building and more.
Featured items: $2.1 million in COVID vaccination efforts grants; a look at where Opportunity Zones stand; Education partner spotlight: University Innovation Alliance; justice system reform grants; Kresge Artists Fellows film premiere.
Featured items: Navigate the Flood guide for managing flooding; commentary on the Tulsa Race Massacre centennial; evaluation of the Kresge Innovative Projects: Detroit initiative; education funder’s collaborative to help students achieve 4-year degrees; Kresge job openings.
Featured items: Commentary on the one-year remembrance of George Floyd’s murder; artist-led healing projects in Minneapolis; Health Program Officer Q&A; Marygrove Conservancy Impact Report; Kresge in the News.
Featured items: A reflection on Asian American & Pacific Islander Heritage Month; Kresge President Rip Rapson on cities & revitalization; Climate Change, Health & Equity grantee videos; partner spotlight: Bottom Line; Detroit Future City report.
Featured items: NCRC report on cultural identity and small businesses of historically Black neighborhoods; small business network fund in Detroit; equity in energy benchmarking policies to address climate change; resources for population health networks; women in investment management; groundbreaking signifies next phase of the Detroit Riverwalk.
Featured items: Kresge signs Disability Inclusion Pledge; CIO Power 100 list includes Kresge CIO; how artists can contribute to equity-driven transportation projects; commentary on free community college; infrastructure, social justice and redevelopment.
Featured items: Public health COVID-19 vaccination success; designing pathways for economic mobility; KIP:D evaluation; College Signing Day social media takeover; health insurers need to step up and invest in affordable housing.
Featured items: Celebrating Earth Day 2021: Call for more funding of BIPOC-led environmental justice groups, social media takeover by Climate Justice Alliance, building a clean energy future, 22- song Earth Day playlist; commentary on former police officer Derek Chauvin’s trial; new fund for Detroit CDOs; grant to help Detroit’s NPR station buy a new transmitter.
Featured items: Climate Change, Health & Equity initiative grants; vaccine support effort grants in Detroit; report on how arts and cultures can foster social cohesion; new Program staff; college access grants; philanthropy’s role in the future of cities.
Featured items: Kresge President Rip Rapson urges business sector to invest in racial equity to combat climate change; Rapson joins call for an inclusive economic growth proposal; Climate Funders Justice Pledge; future of public health; historical roots of structural racism explored.
Featured items: A public health department model for dismantling racist systems; President Biden’s Environmental Justice Advisory Council; federal actions to promote inclusive recovery; USC Center on Philanthropy & Public Policy series; using art to advance health equity, social justice.
Featured items: ‘Grist 50’ list of emerging leaders working to achieve climate justice; report on food insecurity at urban universities; support resources for Asian Americans/Pacific Islanders; Cesar Chavez Day; Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan president retires; music program and healing collective trauma.
Featured items: New Health Program strategy on community investment for health equity; higher education fund launches; Southeast Michigan Resilience Fund invests $1.6M in new projects; five practices to advance racial justice; Investment Office joins two organizations committed to DEI; higher education rapid response toolkit.
Featured items: $2.4M grant targets college enrollment slide; redesigning former Confederate monument spaces; new portfolio manager; COVID vaccine campaigns for Native Americans and Alaska Natives, and vaccine communication messaging tools.
Featured items: $4.5M guarantee backs loan to ensure Detroit renters access federal help, avoid eviction; article on cultural institutions and advancing justice; climate resilience toolkit; Detroit riverfront wins award; rooftop solar investment case study.
Featured items: Eight ways to advance racial justice; Black Climate Week and other Black History Month events; CCHE grantee videos on new opportunities in 2021; Poverty Solutions Summit panel on investing in Black futures; artist-led creative healing project in wake of George Floyd’s death.
Featured items: Neighborhood Investment Trusts as wealth-building models; Education Program priorities in 2021; National Black Justice Coalition highlights Black LGBTQ+/SGL women; director of the executive office hired; Social Investment Officer Q&A; current job openings.
Featured items: Hattiloo Theatre’s Black History speech series; Senior Fellow Phyllis Meadows joins Mich. Council on Climate Solutions; 2008 Kresge Eminent Artist Charles McGee appreciation; Q&A with College Beyond’s Erin Wheeler; Q&A with Hive Fund for Climate and Gender Justice leaders; latest Kresge, partner news.
Featured items: Message from Kresge President Rip Rapson on Black History Month; Donors of Color Network Climate Funders Justice Pledge; National Council of Urban Indian Health video; environmental sector leaders appointed to Biden-Harris Administration; disrupting inequitable education systems.
Featured items: Kresge 2021 Eminent Artist announced; Community Investment Guarantee Pool lessons; Green 2.0 diversity report card; David Fukuzawa retires; staff changes; discussion on expanding opportunities for financial returns.
Featured items: Kresge President Rip Rapson commentary on the inauguration; Social Investment Practice staff changes; forum on inclusive economic development; advancing water equity; BOOST virtual convening on dismantling structural racism.
Featured items: Kresge President Rip Rapson commentary on the Capitol siege; staff promotions; lessons learned from the Healthy Futures Fund; ArtPlace report on building community wealth; Investing in Community Health toolkit
New Year’s edition of our newsletter offers a message from Kresge President Rip Rapson and our 2021 podcast list on equity, politics, climate, cities and more.
Featured items: Our end of the year holiday message from President and CEO Rip Rapson on how courage, resilience and creativity defined 2020.
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Featured items: $2.7 million in COVID-19 grants awarded; Equitable Food Oriented Development grants; new white paper on how cities can recover from COVID-19; artist-led community healing projects; public housing and Creative Placemaking.
Featured items: Public health leaders confront racism; community strategies to survive wildfires; conference on upgrading water infrastructure; podcast on supporting student success; Kresge Artist Fellowships available; latest Kresge and partner news.
Featured items: Audience survey opens; five artists help solve COVID-19 transportation challenges; commentary on Fresno DRIVE and prioritizing racial equity; webinar on public health communication; reducing health inequities in housing; job openings.
Featured items: In a sweeping pledge to advance its long-term commitment to equity and opportunity, Kresge announced a $30 million grant commitment to nearly 60 organizations to support racial justice organizations working in cities across the United States.
Featured items: New partnership champions more diverse, inclusive investment industry; ArtPlace America’s 10 years of Creative Placemaking; what an equitable pandemic recovery looks like; higher education relief needed; Kresge Eminent Artist Naomi Long Madgett tribute; 101 Ways To Save The Planet podcast.
Featured items: A message on the 2020 Presidential Election from Kresge President and CEO Rip Rapson.
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Featured items: Efforts to fight voter suppression; pledge to safeguard the election and uphold the rule of law; Campus Vote Project works to reduce barriers to student voting; the impact of the Build Health Challenge; webinar on reversing place-based disparities; grantee stories on equity.
Featured items: New COVID-19 grants awarded to public health departments; transit solutions for students; commentary on historic preservation and community development; i.Detroit book and website launched; equity maps for building equitable climate solutions; grantee stories on equity.
Featured items: Relaunched Kresge.org offers new content, design and functionality; grantees address climate, health & equity; Eminent Artist Marie Woo celebration; Indigenous Peoples’ Day; new financing for early childhood center; grantee stories on equity from the Kresge 2019 Annual Report ‘Inside Out & Outside In.’
Featured items: Kresge joins cross-sector effort to decrease racial gaps in higher education; commentary on COVID-19 messaging; Health Voices for Climate Change video series; letters on equity from our leaders featured in the Kresge 2019 Annual Report ‘Inside Out & Outside In.’
Kresge 2019 Annual Report ‘Inside Out & Outside In.’ This year’s report, ‘Equity: Organic to Our Mission,’ shares stories of 13 Kresge partners that center equity in their work and letters from our leadership that shed light on how we incorporate equity into every facet of the foundation’s work and operations.
Featured items: Two new leaders join Kresge’s Board of Trustees; $2.5M in COVID-19 grants awarded; COVID-19 response by Social Investment Practice grantee Inclusiv; commentary on the passing of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg; BASED virtual convening.
Featured items: New Health Program Managing Director named; commentary on climate change & wildfires; COVID-19 response by Health grantee Right to the City Alliance and Human services grantee Springboard to Opportunities; investing for equity in philanthropy; equity report on heat, health & public parks.
Featured items: COVID-19 response by Education grantee Excelencia in Education and Environment grantee PolicyLink; ‘Opportunity for All’ essay series; Equitable Relief & Recovery webinar series; commentary on investing in leadership; CARES Act changes to charitable contribution deductions.
Featured items: COVID-19 response by Arts & Culture grantee Project Row Houses and Detroit grantee Detroit Future City; staff announcements; President Rip Rapson’s commentary on Jacob Blake; Campus Vote Project’s state voting guides; links between redlining and extreme heat, flooding.
Featured items: COVID-19 response by American Cities grantee Center for Economic Inclusion; commentary on 19th Amendment centennial; new approach to civic asset investments; equitable COVID-19 recoveries; two new case studies on investing in solar + storage.
Featured items: $5 million investment in solar solutions with equity; AXD series launches art event, catalog and podcast; Next Generation initiative cohort offers insights and action steps; Fostering Urban Equitable Leadership virtual convening; Georgetown Climate Center launches Equitable Adaptation Legal & Policy Toolkit.
Featured items: $1.4M in COVID-19 grants awarded; staff promotions; COVID-19 response in Memphis; Shamar Bibbins commentary on trusting BIPOC leaders; CatchLight Local fellow documents how Salinas farmworkers survive; free online early childhood education workshops.
Featured items: Sixth round of Kresge Innovative Projects: Detroit grantees; commentary thanking public health workers; funders denounce move to shorten Census window; “101 Ways to Save the Planet” Podcast; Arts & Culture report “Freedom Maps ” launches; water systems and equity article.
Featured items: BASED inititative adds six new grantees; article on the BUILD Health funding collaborative; why investing in public space is critical to the future of cities; Build UP’s green summer work program; Kresge Artist Fellows and Gila Awards virtual celebration.
Featured items: How city leaders of the Shared Prosperity Partnership are shaping inclusive growth strategies; US Water Alliance urban flooding report; tribute to John Lewis and C.T. Vivian; new opportunity for cities addressing students’ basic needs; digital keynote conversation on the future of public spaces.
Featured items: Q&A with Detroit Artists Market leader on PPP funding impact; reaching and supporting immigrants in COVID-19 relief efforts; reimagining criminal justice spaces; 2020Kresge Artist Fellows and Gilda Award recipients celebration; Kresge in the news.
Featured items: $1.1M in COVID grants awarded; Kresge Community Support: Fresno inititative grants; partner spotlight: FreshLo’s Sankofa Community Development Corporation; COVID guide for artists and activists; two upcoming webinars on Census outreach operations and COVID-19, racism and colleges.
Featured items: 2020 Kresge Artist Fellows & Gilda Award winners; Student success initiative in South Africa receives $3.6 million in grants; Strong Start to Finish education reforms commentary; President Rip Rapson’s commentary; racial equity within philanthropy and grants management.
Featured items: Celebrating Pride Month; artist relief funds providing support amid COVID-19 pandemic; FRESHLO report on the benefits of hyper-local investment; town hall discussion on COVID-19, racism & HBCUs; peer learnings series for Climate Change, Health & Equity grantees; Fulcrum Fellows.
Featured items: Juneteenth designated as official Kresge holiday; Supreme Court strikes down effort to dismantle DACA; webinar on COVID-19, climate change and communitites; The Merit Myth book; crisis-oriented communications webinar; $1.45 million in community and habitat resilience grants.
Featured items: $2.4 million in new COVID-related grants awarded; rethinking the health system to focus on population health; strategies for a robust medical response to climate change; report on how public sector and real estate industry can reduce building pollution; mental health awareness webinar.
Featured items: Commentary on the killing of George Floyd and racial justice; COVID-19 grants for 50 arts & culture groups; tribute to retiring Kresge Trustees Phillip L. Clay and Steven K. Hamp; artists spread public health messages through Fill the Walls with Hope project; Q&A on important role of HBCUs.
Featured items: Initiative to reimagine public spaces expands to five more cities; webinars address COVID-19 impact on higher education, climate change; the ins and outs of in-lieu fees for inclusionary zoning and affordable housing; two Kresge Artist Fellows added to Everybody VS COVID-19 Unity Festival.
Featured items: The Arts & Transportation Rapid Response initiative is accepting applications; new website launches to provide news for Detroiters, by Detroiters; Everybody VS COVID Unity Festival; low-cost alternatives for hard-to-find disinfectants; two new Kresge newsletters launching soon.
Featured items: $4.4 million in new COVID-related grants awarded; Detroit nonprofit leader shares COVID-19 challenges; Community Investment Guarantee Pool hits $38 million; reliable energy sources for vulnerable families; new economic inclusion initiative.
Featured items: COVID-19 and mission investing to be discussed at MIE 2020 national conference; CARES Act relief for students and loan borrowers; funds for childcare providers in Detroit serving essential workers; drone footage of Marygrove’s Early Childhood Education Center; Kresge in the News.
Featured items: College Signing Day 2020 goes virtual; webinar on higher education during the COVID-19 pandemic; new research pape on remaking federalism amid COVID-19; national effort to highlight ‘Why Public Health Matters’; Creative Placemaking e-book.
Featured items: Earth Day 2020 reflections by Environment Managing Director Lois DeBacker, Senior Program Officer Jalonne White-Newsome and Kresge staff; COVID-19 stimulus funding for nonprofits; cross-team grantmaking evaluation; Eminent Artist virtual film screening.
Featured items: Kresge awards $2.6 million in new grants in response to COVID-19 pandemic, starting with place-based grants in Detroit, Memphis and New Orleans; $1M in interest waived on active program-related investments; virtual Earth Day 2020 programs by our Environment Program partners; role of health care in multi-sector networks for population health.
Featured items: Salute to public health workers during National Public Health Week; remembrance of longtime Kresge board member Irene Hirano Inouye; virtual series on colleges and COVID-19; shows go on despite COVID-19; one-year anniversary of 25% by ’25 initiative; Health Affairs covers health and human services integration.
Featured items: Nonprofit guide to the 2020 CARES Act loan programs; Census outreach amid COVID-19 pandemic; new book celebrating women of color launches wiht virtual event; higher education grantmaking and COVID-19; free climate resilence e-book.
Featured items: Kresge signs Council on Foundations’ COVID-19 pledge; ELPH leaders on front lines battle coronavirus; state policies promote shared prosperity in cities; World Water Day commentary; Mission, Money & Markets blog post on banking law changes; Kresge opposes changes to 2015 fair housing rule.
A message from President & CEO Rip Rapson on Kresge’s commitment to grantees, partners during COVID-19 and resources for nonprofits.
Featured items: Grantee Perception Report and 10 resolutions to strengthen grantee relations; resources for reaching hard-to-count Census populations; new program aims to support the engagement of fathers and family prosperity; addressing adverse childhood experiences; ‘Unlikely’ now streaming.
Featured items: Census Counts campaign for fair and accurate count; Creating Healthy Communities webinar available on health risks of racism; new report on home rule reforms; a partner spotlight on the Asian Economic Development Association; International Women’s Day.
Featured items: Black History Month partner spotlight: Inclusiv and African-American Credit Union Coalition; unique partnership seeks to create greener, healthier cities; Fostering Urban Equitable Leadership (FUEL) program case study; Kresge’s Anna Cruz named a 2020 PLACES Fellow; Kresge grantee designer spotlighted for justice work.
Featured items: Black History Month partner spotlight: Motown Museum; inaugural peer-learning event of the Climate Change, Health & Equity convening; insights on the work of the Water Equity Task Force; essay on Opportunity Zone investments; Kresge in the news.
Featured items: Black History Month partner spotlight: A visit to the National Memorial for Peace and Justice; Climate Change, Health & Equity Initiative convening and opening remarks by President Rip Rapson; Urban America Forward report on advancing equity; e-learning philanthropy platform from Johnson Center; current job openings.
Featured items include: Partner spotlight honoring Black History Month; Environment Program hosts Racial Equity Learning Program convening; Mission, Money & Markets blog post on new approach to financing community energy resilience; Creating Healthy Communities webinar on racism; and Marygrove campus transformation cited as positive example of community engagement.
Featured items include: Community Investment Guarantee Pool introduced; new Eminent Artist named for 2020; New Orleans Next Gen funding opportunity announced; Kresge VP, CFO and chief administrative officer Amy Robinson delivers Walsh College commencement address; and private foundation excise tax change.
Featured items include: Place-based Practice leadership updates; Detroit Future City opens a center focused on economic equity; MLK Day lecture on climate change and racial equity; upcoming clean energy investment webinar; and Kresge in the field.
Featured items include: New BOOST (Boosting Opportunities for Social and Economic Mobility for Families) grants awarded; upcoming MLK Day lecture on climate change and racial equity; request for information issued by Human Services Program and Social Investment Practice; Fulcrum Fellowship applications now open.
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