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

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

Hilton Foundation Awards $16 Million in Q3 Grants
Foundation: Conrad N. Hilton Foundation, Firelight Foundation, Kresge Foundation, Hewlett Foundation, Wells Fargo Foundation

The Conrad N. Hilton Foundation has announced third-quarter grants totaling $16 million. The grants span the foundation's program areas, both in...more

Vivian Carpenter leads fundraising drive for music programs for School at Marygrove
Foundation: Kresge Foundation

Has raised $75,000 toward first-year costs of $200,000; Third of inaugural freshman class at the school are participating in either the choir or...more

Helen D. Johnson to Lead Michigan Municipal League Foundation
Foundation: Kresge Foundation

Her work has sought to recognize the power of place, support individuals, leverage the power of philanthropy to advance equitable opportunity,...more

SPC joins community leaders to examine transportation barriers for students
Foundation: Community Foundation of Tampa Bay, Kresge Foundation

... Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority (PSTA), the Tampa Bay College Access Network, Community Foundation of Tampa Bay and Forward...more

Philanthropic Response to Opportunity Zones Remains Tepid
Foundation: Kresge Foundation, Rockefeller Foundation

But, according to John Lettieri, co-founder, president and CEO of the Economic Innovation Group, the response of the philanthropic community to...more

Kresge Foundation looking to share $1.5 million for projects that improve quality of life in Detroit
Foundation: Kresge Foundation

Kresge Foundation looking to share $1.5 million for projects that improve ... Kresge Innovative Projects: Detroit has awarded 99 grants totaling...more

Minot woman chosen for Creative Community Fellows
Foundation: Bush Foundation, Kresge Foundation

“Each Fellow's unique perspectives will contribute to transformational learning experiences throughout the program, shaping and elevating...more

Local arts, cultural groups to share $12 million from four foundations
Foundation: Kresge Foundation

A total of 74 organizations will receive the three-year operating grants awarded by the Kresge Foundation, Erb Family Foundation,...more

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Hexham Social Enterprise Launches Workshop to Provide Training for the Unemployed

Hexham Social Enterprise Launches Workshop to Provide Training for the Unemployed

A Gilesgate-based shop and community facility, Hexham’s Core Music, launches a separate workshop where up to six people will be trained how to repair guitars and make ukuleles. The European Social Fund grant supported the project and has secured funds through the County Durham Communication Foundation to equip the workshop in Burn Lane.

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