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


Vodden named ETSU's chief marketing, communications officer | News | johnsoncitypress.com
Foundation: Kresge Foundation

She received a master's degree of public administration, nonprofit management from the University of Colorado Denver. Prior to joining ETSU, she founded...more

Climate philanthropists, don't make the VC mistake—invest in people of color - GreenBiz
Foundation: Kresge Foundation

Innovative environmental justice (EJ) organizations and Black, ... to equity are also barriers to building necessary political power and climate...more

Grants from Minneapolis Awarded for Artist-Led Community Healing And Well-Being
Foundation: Kresge Foundation

The City of Minneapolis Office of Arts, Culture and the Creative Economy has approved funding for 15 artists-led teams to support projects that offer creative healing and support for Minneapolis...more

Brookline Department of Public Health Awarded Grant to Help Families In Need Access ...
Foundation: Kresge Foundation

BROOKLINE – The Brookline Department of Public Health announces it has received a $43,000 grant from the Kresge Foundation that will help...more

Lewis Milford retires from Clean Energy Group, Mullendore to take over
Foundation: Barr Foundation, Oak Foundation, Rockefeller Brothers Fund, Surdna Foundation, Kresge Foundation, Nathan Cummings Foundation, New York Community Trust

CEG has worked on technology innovation from fuel cells to offshore wind, ... undertaken for CEG, for the environment, and the future of resiliency,” said CEG ... for resilient power, health,...more

A Memorial Tribute to Irene Hirano Inouye (1948-2020)
Foundation: Ford Foundation, Kresge Foundation

In 2016, the USC Center on Philanthropy and Public Policy (CPPP) launched the Irene Hirano Inouye Philanthropic Leadership Fund to...more

Power and the Changing Role of Intermediaries
Foundation: Ford Foundation, Kresge Foundation

PIs can be utilized for regranting, hosting pooled funds, program design and management, fiscal sponsorship, and a variety of efforts to...more

As need rises, so does call for private foundations to up payouts
Foundation: Kresge Foundation, Kellogg Foundation

Calls rise for philanthropy to increase payouts amid current high demand; Study finds increases not sustainable long term, could take up to 20 years...more

Neesha Modi
Foundation: Kresge Foundation

Neesha Modi has been promoted to Director of Program and Social Investment Operations at The Kresge Foundation. In her new role, she will...more

Making environmental giving equitable
Foundation: Kresge Foundation

A number of philanthropic groups have already taken the pledge, including the Kresge Foundation, which has already granted $30 million to...more



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