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

Youth camping returns to Detroit's Rouge Park this spring
Foundation: Kresge Foundation

The Kresge Foundation's $200,000 grant will help Detroit Outdoors renovate the area to accommodate large groups, and will also stock camping gear that groups can borrow for their adventures. Detroit...more

Mission, Money & Markets: How impact investing and creative financing are playing a role in ...
Foundation: Kresge Foundation

Mission, Money & Markets: How impact investing and creative financing are playing a role in conserving public lands. February 5, 2018. Social Investment Practice. This is the Kresge...more

Unlocking Support for College
Foundation: Kresge Foundation

Unlocking Support for College. Young people who simply file a free college financial aid form are more likely to go on to college and pursue their educational dreams. Through an innovative...more

Kresge Foundation to support neighborhood projects with an additional $6M over three years
Foundation: Kresge Foundation

Examples of previous winners and projects of KIP:D grants include Grandmont Rosedale Development Corp., which created a community hub on Grand River Avenue, Oakland Avenue Artist Coalition, which...more

Mini-Grant Program Taking on Detroit's Vacant Lots, One by One
Foundation: Knight Foundation, Kresge Foundation

That's created a unique opportunity for parks philanthropy, a force that is often connected to big, high-concept city projects and surrounding development. ... Detroit Future City has also received...more

An Upstream Approach to Health Gains Steam with Corporate Givers
Foundation: de Beaumont Foundation, Humana Foundation, Kresge Foundation, Kellogg Foundation

A case in point: The philanthropic arm of the health insurance company Humana plans to adopt a more upstream approach to guide its grant making in 2018. The Humana Foundation will focus on addressing...more

Who's Backing the Nonprofit Investing Directly in Poor Families?
Foundation: Boston Foundation, Friedman Family Foundation, McGregor Fund, Cambridge Community Foundation, Greater Cincinnati Foundation, James Irvine Foundation , Kresge Foundation, San Francisco Foundation, Skillman Foundation, Kellogg Foundation, Irvine Foundation, Newman's Own Foundation

Gerena positions FII's approach and results in contrast to government policies and philanthropic efforts built on outdated and misleading stereotypes about the working poor and that don't do enough...more

Grants Roundup: $25 Million for Pancreatic Cancer Research; $10 Million for Bush Library
Foundation: Kresge Foundation

The Kresge Foundation has committed $6 million over the next three years for community-development projects in its hometown of Detroit. Planning grants of up to $35,000 and implementation grants of...more

1.9M in Mellon Foundation grants aid UIC humanities studies
Foundation: Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, Kresge Foundation

CHICAGO (AP) — The University of Illinois at Chicago has been awarded two grants totaling nearly $1.9 million to expand undergraduate research in the humanities and to aid doctoral candidates in...more

Detroit groups get nearly $100000 in grants for vacant lot rehab projects
Foundation: Kresge Foundation

DFC has awarded $227,500 since the program began three years ago. The program is funded by the Kresge Foundation. "DFC aims to encourage and empower Detroiters with information and...more

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