The Kresge Foundation

The Kresge Foundation is a private, national foundation based in Detroit was established since 1924 by Sebastian Spering Kresge.

The foundation supports seven specifically defined programs: Arts and Culture, Community Development, Detroit, Education, Health, and Human Services. They partner with those organizations and individuals commited to the needs of poor people and communities.

The hallmark of their work as a foundation is creating opportunities for low-income people.

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Recent News from Kresge Foundation

Teamwork: The Funder Encouraging Collaboration to Solve Complex Problems

Hellman and other funders reason that philanthropy is just one piece of the puzzle. To be successful, projects need to engage the public, private and nonprofit sector. "The Hellman Collaborative...more

The past week in the Charleston economy
Foundation: Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, Ford Foundation, Kresge Foundation

The grants are from five foundations: $150,000 from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation; $250,000 from the Ford Foundation; $200,000 from The Kresge Foundation; $250,000 from The Speedwell Foundation;...more

Waterworld: Who's Funding the Latest Effort to Withstand Sea-Level Rise?
Foundation: Knight Foundation, Kresge Foundation, Rockefeller Foundation

It currently has five funders, including a big player in resilience and city philanthropy, the Kresge Foundation. The Knight Foundation, which funds Miami as one of its target geographies and is a...more

Charleston's International African American Museum announces more donations worth $1 million
Foundation: Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, Ford Foundation, Kresge Foundation, Lilly Endowment

The grants are from five foundations: $150,000 from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, $250,000 from the Ford Foundation, $200,000 from The Kresge Foundation, $250,000 from The Speedwell Foundation and...more

5 more foundations donate to IAAM
Foundation: Kresge Foundation

The Stavros Niarchos Foundation, a Greek philanthropic organization that invests in arts, education, health and social welfare projects around the world, provided a grant of $150,000. “This process...more

US University Head at International Gathering Calls on Sector to Embrace Public Mission
Foundation: Kresge Foundation

... innovation and social mobility.” In October, Cantor spoke on this theme at an international leadership gathering in Stellenbosch, South Africa, held...more

Paying in Full
Foundation: Gates Foundation, Kresge Foundation, Skillman Foundation

Philanthropic leaders, however, you've answered that “why,” we'd like to put forward that the root of the gap between what we envisioned and reality is .... previous article, “Shifting...more

Testing Ground: A Closer Look at a Big Push on Early Childhood in Detroit
Foundation: Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan, McGregor Fund, Microsoft

... Marjorie S. Fisher Foundation, the McGregor Fund, the Jewish Fund, the PNC Foundation, and the Community Foundation for Southeast...more

Reflecting on 30-year career, Free Press reporter acknowledges role of philanthropy and ...
Foundation: Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan, Kresge Foundation, Skillman Foundation

The New Economy Initiative, launched in 2007, used philanthropic dollars to ... On the subject of philanthropy, Gallagher had this to say: “Leaders...more

Supporting community through Southside Arts & Agricultural Center
Foundation: Kresge Foundation

The purpose of the Southside Arts & Agricultural Center project is to support healing, restoring and reclaiming community culture; support emerging leaders; grow food; and incubate economic...more

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