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Kresge launches $1.5M Memphis grant initiative to support community-driven projects aimed at strengthening neighborhoods

April 16, 2019

The Kresge Foundation announced today a new Memphis funding initiative aimed at strengthening neighborhoods and improving the quality of life for city residents. Kresge Innovative Projects: Memphis (KIP:M) will provide up to $1.5 million in grant funding to community-based organizations to support projects that reflect the vision and creativity of…

Rethinking Neighborhood Change and Tracking Progress

December 30, 2018

This paper discusses developments in the conception and assessment of Creative Placemaking initiatives and the assessment of comprehensive community development strategies. The observations and insights stem from a small but growing body of research on the roles of arts and culture in communities, as well as from well-established literature on…

Carol Coletta joins The Kresge Foundation’s American Cities Practice

February 8, 2016

As a senior fellow, Coletta will further develop her body of work around the concept of “the civic commons,” which promotes the democratization of civic assets such as libraries, parks, recreation centers, pools, schools, cultural institutions and other public infrastructure. She will also play a strategic role in the buildout…

Magazine highlights social justice work supported by Arts & Culture Program

January 9, 2019

Social justice work supported by Kresge’s Arts & Culture program was lauded in a recent article published by a Barron’s magazine, titled “5 Key Areas Where Philanthropy is Providing a Path for a Better Tomorrow.” The story in Penta Magazine highlighted work of the city of Minneapolis, funded by Kresge…

Kresge grantmaking initiative holds lessons, guidance for arts groups seeking to build stronger capitalization practices

October 6, 2015

A series of Kresge Foundation grants designed to help arts-related nonprofits better understand their financial situation and improve their balance sheets resulted in positive changes within organizational practices, according to an analysis by Nonprofit Finance Fund released today. The Kresge-commissioned analysis focused on 36 grants made through Kresge’s Arts &…

Expanded Arts and Culture grant opportunity stresses cross-sector efforts

February 24, 2015

Proposals that win support under the program’s Strong, Healthy Places theme will integrate arts and culture in community revitalization by bringing together disciplines such as health, environment, human services, education, arts and culture and community development.

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