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

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

Kresge Foundation commits $6 million for non-profit groups to uplift Detroit neighborhoods
Foundation: Kresge Foundation

This builds on the foundation's three-year, $5 million initiative that began in 2015 to support dozens of projects around the city. The individual grants available this time around are up to...more

How This Foundation Is Using its Grantmaking to Champion Impact Investing
Foundation: Surdna Foundation

It took them some time to come around, but the Surdna Foundation continues to be a big proponent of foundations getting involved in impact investing. Last year, we saw the foundation make a $100...more

Kresge commits $6 million to Detroit neighborhood projects
Foundation: Kresge Foundation

The foundation is also giving grantees 24 months to carry out projects instead of 18 months to allow more time for community engagement, planning, design and other activities. First-step applications...more

Kresge to award $6M for Detroit neighborhoods
Foundation: Kresge Foundation

Detroit — The Kresge Foundation is doling out $6 million in grants over the next three years to fund projects aimed at transforming Detroit neighborhoods, officials announced Wednesday. The...more

Kresge Foundation Plans $6M in Grants for Improving Detroit
Foundation: Kresge Foundation

The Kresge Foundation plans to distribute $6 million in grants over the next three years to fund projects aimed at revitalizing Detroit neighborhoods and improving quality ... The Troy-based Kresge...more

Data-Driven Detroit looks to shift to employee ownership
Foundation: Microsoft, Kresge Foundation, Skillman Foundation

The data center began in 2008 as a program of City Connect Detroit with $1.85 million in seed grants from the Detroit-based Skillman Foundation and Troy-based Kresge Foundation. It saw the turnover...more

Lessons from the Kresge Foundation and the California Endowment on impact investing
Foundation: California Endowment, Kresge Foundation

Last week, TFN's Smart Growth California hosted a video conference for funders to learn about the challenges and opportunities for impact investing in low-income communities and other communities in...more

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

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