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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$3,040,453,049 - 2011-12-31
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$93,467,328 - 2011-12-31
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Recent News from Kresge Foundation

Philanthropy Must Respond Forcefully to Charlottesville
Foundation: Kresge Foundation

Philanthropy Must Respond Forcefully to Charlottesville. A statement from Rip Rapson. August 17, 2017. There is no moral ambiguity about...more

Can We Build Inclusive, Innovative Local Economies?

... support for Muhammad Ali, whose undeterred social activism had been met with ... "In today's knowledge-based, tech-driven global innovation economy, we ... lessons learned to develop their...more

StoryCorps Detroit Podcast: House, Techno, Raves and Voguing
Foundation: Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan, Kresge Foundation

... Cultural Affairs, National Endowment for the Arts, The Kresge Foundation, Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan and our series...more

Town and Country: What's Happening With Creative Placemaking?
Foundation: Kresge Foundation

... the biggest losers, since the NEA is a critical funder of local music and art exhibitions in parts of the country that are off the beaten philanthropy...more

Brochure: Kresge Social Investment Practice
Foundation: Kresge Foundation

Brochure: Kresge Social Investment Practice. The Kresge Foundation's Social Investments Practice works to expand opportunities in America's...more

Southern Strategy: Can National Funders Better Engage a Growing Region?
Foundation: Community Foundation of the Lowcountry, Kresge Foundation

... most in need of philanthropic investment. According to the National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy (NCRP), there's an enduring...more

Double Up Food Bucks Continues Growth, Innovation Across US
Foundation: Charles Stewart Mott Foundation, Community Foundation of Greater Flint, Johnson Foundation , Kresge Foundation, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Newman's Own Foundation

This was matched by philanthropic and State of Michigan support. "Support for produce incentives has energized the field with direct benefits...more

What Can We Learn From Another Flunking Effort by Funders to Help Urban Schools?

This is another example, it seems, of how not to do education philanthropy. Notably, though, the funders involved here were not the newer K-12...more

New Alliance Launches to Accelerate Impact Investment Movement
Foundation: Ford Foundation, Kresge Foundation

Darren Walker and Fran Seegull introduce the Alliance and its strategy at the 2017 GSG Impact Summit. | Image Credit: U.S. Impact Investing...more

Foundation Impact Investing: Progress and Opportunity
Foundation: Northwest Area Foundation, Kresge Foundation, Rockefeller Foundation

To me, it's a no-brainer that ALL capital designated for charitable purpose should be optimized to create public good (not just the grant...more

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