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

Business Briefs: BTCF summer arts grant deadlines; Nonprofit Boot Camp; Diane Wortis joins ...
Foundation: Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation, Kresge Foundation

The funds support regional artists and nonprofit arts organizations. ... the basics of nonprofit management including governance, finance, fundraising, ... director Pamela Tatge and the board of...more

Kresge grants to help early childhood programs in Detroit
Foundation: Kresge Foundation

Organizations providing healthy eating, arts, cultural programming and other services to early childhood centers in Detroit will be eligible for...more

Jacob's Pillow Names New Deputy Director of Philanthropic Engagement
Foundation: Kresge Foundation

As deputy director of philanthropic engagement, Wortis will work closely with Director of Development Alexandra Groff, Tatge and the Board...more

City of Lubbock Health Department chosen for Kresge Foundation Initiative
Foundation: Kresge Foundation

City of Lubbock Health Department chosen for Kresge Foundation Initiative ... They will also receive a grant up to $125,000 as well as coaching...more

Kresge invites applications for $3M in grants tied to early childhood education
Foundation: Kresge Foundation

The Kresge Foundation announced Thursday that it's inviting applications for $3 million in grants to organizations serving early childhood centers...more

Kresge Foundation offers $3 million in grants for early childhood services in Detroit
Foundation: Kresge Foundation, Kellogg Foundation

The Kresge Foundation is calling on nonprofits and other groups to apply for a share of $3 million that will help fund services at early...more

Philanthropic leaders respond to family separation and detention policies
Foundation: Kresge Foundation

Sixty-five foundation and nonprofit leaders, including Kresge Foundation President and CEO Rip Rapson, signed a joint statement critical of the...more

Detroit artists receive $25000 grants from Kresge
Foundation: Kresge Foundation

For the 2018 class of fellows, artists working in two categories — live arts ... live performance mediums) and film and music — were awarded...more

Forward Cities conference in Durham to focus on accelerating economic development
Foundation: Boston Foundation, Kresge Foundation

... including as a founding partner of HQ Raleigh, is a social innovation fellow ... “Durham is a case-study for innovation,” Gergen tells WRAL...more

Foundation funds skills training in Elkhart County
Foundation: Lumina Foundation

The HEA will be the lead agency for the grant, according to information from the Lumina Foundation. Wiebe said HEA will work with Ivy Tech...more

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