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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$3,040,453,049 - 2011-12-31
$3,329,856,115 - 2006-12-31


$93,467,328 - 2011-12-31
$117,863,803 - 2006-12-31

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Recent News from Kresge Foundation

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

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

Social Enterprise Network Sites

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.”

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