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

The 9:01: Roundup on Beale Bucks, Urban Art, Kresge grants, Curb Market and more
Foundation: Kresge Foundation

Kresge Grants Announced: Last summer, The 9:01 wrote about the Detroit-based Kresge Foundation's embrace of Memphis. This week,...more

SA universities need more local donor funding
Foundation: Kresge Foundation

More donors on board: A total of 8 519 donors made philanthropic contributions in ... “Ultimately, the game-changing potential of philanthropy in...more

ArtPlace selects finalists for grants from Creative Placemaking Fund
Foundation: Kresge Foundation

ArtPlace selects finalists for grants from Creative Placemaking Fund ... collaboration of foundations, federal agencies and financial institutions...more

Changing how philanthropy works in Detroit
Foundation: Kresge Foundation

In the decade since Rip Rapson joined the Kresge Foundation, he's taken its work well beyond grants. The Kresge Foundation has served as...more

Driving Postsecondary Success with Impact Investing
Foundation: Lumina Foundation, Kresge Foundation

Driving Postsecondary Success with Impact Investing. This research by Avivar Capital, funded by The Kresge Foundation and Lumina...more

Morgan Stanley's Impact Investment Fund Raises $125 Million
Foundation: Kresge Foundation

Morgan Stanley's Impact Investment Fund Raises $125 Million. May 19, 2017. Morgan Stanley's ... Subjects: impact investing. People: james...more

Detroit's New Streetcar is an Example of Philanthropy's Rising Power in Cities
Foundation: Kresge Foundation

Rapson, Penske, then-regional transit czar John Hertel, and other business leaders formed a “philanthropic-private sector consortium” called M-1...more

Decision to Engage: Grants to Bring an Equity Lens to Urban Sustainability Work
Foundation: Surdna Foundation , Kresge Foundation, New York Community Trust, Summit Foundation , Summit Foundation

National funders supporting the program include Bloomberg, the JPB Foundation, Kendeda Fund, New York Community Trust, Summit...more

Michigan foundations, arts groups in Israel for cultural exchange, social enterprise
Foundation: Kresge Foundation, Kellogg Foundation

The delegation includes representatives from the William Davidson Foundation, Kresge Foundation, W.K. Kellogg Foundation, Community...more

Surdna Foundation Awards $6 Million in Grants
Foundation: Surdna Foundation , Kresge Foundation

The New York City-based Surdna Foundation has announced thirty-nine grants totaling more than $6 million in support of efforts to foster just...more

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Social Entrepreneurship

Aspire Food Group Wins Hult Prize for Innovative Social Entrepreneurship Idea

Aspire Food Group Wins Hult Prize for Innovative Social Entrepreneurship Idea
The 2013 Clinton Global Initiative challenges student teams to create a social enterprise that will...

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