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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

Mayor Joins Community Leaders, Donors to Celebrate $4M Renovation of Clark Park ...
Foundation: Kresge Foundation

Detroit's Clark Park has a new splash pad, sports courts, playground, picnic shelter, and moreand it's all thanks to some generous donors and community input, the Detroit Free Press...more

BlocPower Achieves Significant Climate Business Momentum in 2022
Foundation: Kresge Foundation, Wells Fargo Foundation

BlocPower was named Startup Innovator of the Year by the National Venture Capital Association, 4th Most Innovative Company in the World by...more

Wayne County Pulls Commitment Of $32M For New Small Business Fund
Foundation: Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan, Ford Foundation, Kresge Foundation

Michigan's Wayne County was supposed to pump $32 million into a fund that would help small businesses in areas affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Instead, it has pulled the plug, the Detroit Free...more

Portrait of the Grant Maker as an Artist - Chronicle of Philanthropy
Foundation: Kresge Foundation

In a 20-year career in grant making, Kresge Foundation president Rip Rapson has done hundreds of drawings to make philanthropy's complexity...more

Don't forget about the creative community in the rebuild of US infrastructure | Smart Cities Dive
Foundation: Kresge Foundation

Rip Rapson is The Kresge Foundation's president and CEO and Regina Smith is managing director of its arts & culture program, which focuses...more

Major New Philanthropic Effort Launched to Help U.S. Cities and Towns Access Federal ...
Foundation: Ford Foundation, Kresge Foundation, Bloomberg Philanthropies

Government Innovation. Bloomberg Philanthropies Unveils the Local Infrastructure Hub: Support for U.S. Cities and Towns to Put Federal Funding...more

Biden's new EJ czar got her start by working 14-hour shifts - E&E News
Foundation: Kresge Foundation

White-Newsome brings a long resume of philanthropic work, government experience, academic research and public policy...more

Detroit presents medals to longtime arts figures in inaugural awards ceremony
Foundation: Kresge Foundation

Riley said the award recipients are people “who have given lifetimes to the creative genius that has made Detroit what it is to people around...more

Mayor Mike Duggan congratulated this year's ACE Honors Medal Recipients in a ceremony ...
Foundation: Kresge Foundation

During the event, Mayor Duggan spoke on the importance of creative arts in the workforce and community. The awards salute lifetime achievement...more

Detroit Evening Report, April 6, 2022: Coalition launches pilot project to support Detroit ... - WDET
Foundation: Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan, Kresge Foundation

DPC is supported by grants from The Kresge Foundation, the Hudson-Webber Foundation, the Community Foundation for Southeast...more

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Breathe Magic, an international program that incorporates specially adapted magic tricks and performance skills into therapy programs to improve physical and mental health outcomes for people of all ages, will be working or the benefit of children in Australia.

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