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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Knight Foundation grant to help project amplify Detroit voices
Foundation: Knight Foundation, Kresge Foundation

the decision-making process." Thanks to early stage support from the Kresge Foundation, the Office of the Vice President for Research,...more

Philanthropic funding to SA universities increases by almost R1-billion in four years
Foundation: Kresge Foundation

South African trusts, foundations, corporations and individuals are donating more to local universities than ever before – but the vast majority of funding is still being channelled to so-called...more

Philanthropic funding to SA universities reach new highs
Foundation: Kresge Foundation

These are key findings in the latest (2017) Annual Survey of Philanthropy in Higher Education (ASPIHE), based on 2016 figures. ... Philanthropic income of these South African universities increased...more

Detroit's grants team grows, pull dollars into city
Foundation: Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan, Knight Foundation, Kresge Foundation, Rockefeller Foundation, Kellogg Foundation, Bloomberg Philanthropies

To help strengthen and coordinate its fundraising muscle, the Ford, Kresge and Skillman foundations made a $1.1 million grant to the Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan in 2014 to support an...more

On the Same Page: An Early Childhood Education Collaborative With Some Big Backers
Foundation: Stranahan Foundation, Kresge Foundation, Kellogg Foundation, Walton Family Foundation

Trust for Learning's wise words of warning come at a time of growing philanthropic investment in early childhood learning. ... The Walton Family Foundation is another big name in education...more

Smithsonian Spotlights Giving in Culture and the Arts
Foundation: Gates Foundation, Ford Foundation, Kresge Foundation, Rockefeller Foundation

WASHINGTON, March 22, 2018 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Culture and the arts philanthropy takes center stage at the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History beginning March 22 when the museum...more

What an Equity Lens in Health Philanthropy Requires
Foundation: California Endowment, Colorado Trust, Johnson Foundation , Kresge Foundation, Missouri Foundation for Health, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, California Wellness Foundation

A new report finds that, broadly speaking, health legacy foundations “are expanding the scope of their grant making and initiatives to focus on the social determinants of health…[seeking] to...more

In 'two-gen' approach, a path to student — and parental — success
Foundation: Community Foundation of Sarasota County, Kresge Foundation

The Community Foundation of Sarasota County is hosting the two-day summit, which concludes today at the Lee Wetherington Boys and Girls Club. The Sarasota County School District has implemented...more

Hundreds gather to talk 'two-gen'
Foundation: Kresge Foundation

The Community Foundation of Sarasota is hosting the summit, held Tuesday and Wednesday at the Lee Wetherington Boys and Girls Club. The School District of Sarasota has implemented two-gen programs at...more

Roadmap: More Operational Guidance from a Creative Placemaking Leader
Foundation: Kresge Foundation

In a recent post surveying the state of arts philanthropy, I noted how organizations have been aligning with the impulse of funders to address issues like social justice, inequality, and engaging...more

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