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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$3,329,856,115 - 2006-12-31


$93,467,328 - 2011-12-31
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Recent News from Kresge Foundation

Irene Inouye, 71, Fund-Raising Champion of Japanese-Americans, Dies
Foundation: Ford Foundation, Kresge Foundation

... and who, as a philanthropic leader, helped leverage hundreds of millions of dollars to lift Detroit out of bankruptcy in 2014, ... In 2016, the University of Southern California's Center on...more

Virtual fundraisers, creative shifts: Nonprofits exchange ideas on navigating new reality
Foundation: Kresge Foundation

Panelists discussed efforts from taking fundraisers online with innovative ... Living Arts is working with lead funders like Kresge Foundation, W.K. Kellogg ... while others that rely on program...more

The Week in impact investing: Sustainability disruption
Foundation: MetLife Foundation, Kresge Foundation

Agents of Impact offered up dozens of ideas for retooling finance in response to ImpactAlpha's What's Next series with the Global Impact...more

$33 Million Guarantee Pool Launched For CDI
Foundation: Jessie Ball duPont Fund, California Endowment, Kresge Foundation, Rockefeller Foundation, Seattle Foundation, Weingart Foundation

Backed by guarantee commitments from 10 U.S. philanthropic organizations and a large health care system, the Community Investment...more

More Catalytic Capital: A New $33M Guarantee Pool Aims To Encourage Community Investment
Foundation: Jessie Ball duPont Fund, Annie E. Casey Foundation, California Endowment, Kresge Foundation, Seattle Foundation, Weingart Foundation

The effort started in 2017, when Kresge commissioned the Global Impact Investing Network to study the use of guarantees by impact investors...more

Human Services and Social Investment Practice
Foundation: Kresge Foundation

The Kresge Foundation has released a Request for Information to gain a stronger understanding of the current and unmet demand for grant and...more

Kresge Foundation commits $3.3 million to advancing underserved solar + storage
Foundation: Kresge Foundation

The Foundation's investment represents the first time a U.S. foundation has committed to use both its grant-making and endowment resources in...more

Commentary: Strengthening Human Services Community-Based Organizations
Foundation: MacArthur Foundation, Kresge Foundation

Those foundations are among the nation's largest philanthropic organizations. In an effort to address the chronic underfunding of grantees,...more

Arctaris Impact Investors aims to bolster financing for area manufacturers
Foundation: Kresge Foundation

Arctaris said it is willing to commit $5 million to the fund, and the Gund ... in this case in the form of $15 million in grants from the Kresge...more

Why this nonprofit lender is shifting its focus to Detroit's neighborhoods
Foundation: Kresge Foundation

And that's part of our strategy of inclusive reinvestment.” Capital Impact is trying to do inclusive reinvestment in a number of ways. The most...more

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Social Innovation Business Offers Financing Solutions to Youth

A Toronto-based organization, Youth Social Innovation (YSI), has recently announced two investments that involve Growth Mosaic and MENTORnetwork. The two companies will each receive a $10,000 loan.

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