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.

Foundation Grants and Resources


Recent News from Kresge Foundation

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

Charles McGee, leading light of Detroit art, dies at 96
Foundation: Kresge Foundation

At the same time, he started an art school for kids, along with Gallery 7, ... the College for Creative Studies) on the GI Bill between 1947 and...more

Living Arts looks to future with search for leader with Detroit roots
Foundation: Kresge Foundation

Detroit arts education nonprofit Living Arts has launched a search for a new executive director as part of a shift to more representative leadership. ... and is exploring management consulting...more

coLAB Arts Announces 2021 Cohort For New Brunswick Artist Residency
Foundation: Henry Luce Foundation, Henry Luce Foundation, Kresge Foundation

She was the 2019 Social Science Fellow at The New School, which ... workshop facilitator, creative director, and budding photographer born...more

Holiday cheer created in musical, theatrical performances showing online, on cable TV in Dearborn
Foundation: Kresge Foundation

7, the holiday program will be available on demand from, and ... special is a creative approach to keeping music and performances alive. ... the Henry Ford College Choral Arts...more

Fresno Metro Black Chamber of Commerce receives grant to fight racial injustice
Foundation: Kresge Foundation

Kresge Foundation is one of the largest philanthropies in the nation, and donated the $30 million to more than 50 racial justice and...more

Kresge Foundation awards millions in racial justice grants to Metro Detroit groups
Foundation: Kresge Foundation

They're working on the ground to bring greater equity and justice for our community,” said Wendy Lewis Jackson, managing director of Kresge's...more

Kresge Innovative Projects: Detroit
Foundation: Kresge Foundation

Central Detroit Christian Development Corp. received a KIP:D grant in 2017 to ... Kresge grants $1.9 million for 28 new projects and planning efforts...more

Newly Launched BridgeDetroit is Deeply Connected to the City
Foundation: Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan, Ford Foundation, Kresge Foundation, Skillman Foundation

Other funders include the Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan, the Facebook Journalism Project Community Network, Ford...more

Social Enterprise Network Sites

The New York Green Bank gets an initial $210 million of funding boost from the state for its early 2014 launching. It’s the first bank that is committed to reinforcing the lineup of clean technologies.

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