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.
The 2014 Social Enterprise Awards, now on is 2nd year, has revealed its finalists, which include “businesses that turn household waste into wages, employ the disadvantaged through the baking of artisan breads, or transform the purchasing power of toilet paper into life-saving sanitation.”